News and Analysis (12/27/16)

“Al-Jazeera issued a statement later on Sunday denying the “fabricated charges” brought against Hussein and demanding his immediate release, adding that he was in Egypt on vacation and not for work”:

“Turkey denies that it blocks the internet, and has previously blamed outages on spikes in usage after major events. Technical experts at watchdog groups say the blackouts on social media are intentional”:

“On Monday, she published a stinging article on the website in which she hit out at the armed groups that ‘act with impunity’ in Iraq“:

At a time when Hindu vigilantes use the protection of cows as an excuse for persecuting Muslims, two young Muslim actually rescue an injured a cow:

“The video has been widely shared on social media, with many comments praising the beauty of the music and the touching interfaith gesture”:

“The suspected Berlin attacker allegedly encouraged his nephew … to pledge allegiance to the ISIS terror group” and the nephew confessed to encrypted communication “to evade security surveillance using its encryption and secrecy”:

“[W]hen the Prophet Muhammad migrated from Mecca to Medina, he did so because he, too, was seeking the freedom for himself and his followers to worship” — Prince Charles:

“Reuters could not independently verify the government accounts as access for independent journalists to northern Rakhine has been prohibited since security forces locked down the area”:

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