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  • January 25, 2015
    New English Review
    When Islam swept along the ancient Silk Road a millennium ago, it found new adherents in what is now the People’s Republic of China. One ethnic group that responded were the Uyghurs (pronounced “wee-ghurs”), an indigenous Turkic-speaking people who adopted Sufism. The Uyghur heartland was...
    Submitted by Norman Lihou
  • January 25, 2015
    Libya Herald
    Mystery surrounds the abduction early this morning of the Deputy Foreign Minister in the Thinni government, Hassan Alsaghir. He was seized from his hotel in Beida and, according to some reports, has since been freed. However this has not been confirmed. The reasons for the incident are unclear....
    Submitted by Jasmine Opperman
  • January 25, 2015
    BBC News
    Fighters from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram have launched an attack on the key city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria, reports say.Fierce fighting is said to be taking place on the outskirts of the city as militants attempt to enter it.The military is carrying out air strikes, and a...
    Submitted by Jasmine Opperman