The Venezuelan strongman’s health is as mysterious as ever.
It’s been a week since Port-au-Prince was destroyed by an earthquake. In the days ahead, Haitians will undergo another trauma as rescue efforts struggle, and often fail, to keep pace with unfolding emergencies. After that—and most disastrously of all—will be the arrival of the soldiers of do-goodness, each with his brilliant plan to save Haitians [...]
Three Malaysian churches have been firebombed in as tensions over the use of the word Allah by non-Muslims intensify. The churches in the capital Kuala Lumpur were hit by incendiary devices early on Friday ahead of planned protests by Muslims over a High Court decision to end a ban on the use of the word [...]
Do Muslims have an exclusive monopoly on the use of the word “Allah,” in describing God?
Malaysia is grappling with that linguistic question, and Muslims in that country are enraged because a court has given its answer: No.
An ethnically divided country comprised of Malay Muslims (who make up about 60% of the population), non-Muslim Chinese, Indians [...]