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  • Faced with Islamic State group threat to kill hostages, Japan weighs whether to pay ransom

    The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing masked militant standing over the two kneeling captives.
  • In Theory: In wake of Paris attacks, is an unfair burden placed on the Muslim community?

    In the wake of the attack on the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo and the deadly hostage crisis at a Paris kosher market last week, the Muslim community has once again been thrust into the public eye. This, of course, comes less than a month...

    Court orders partner of Sydney hostage-taker jailed

    Court orders partner of Sydney hostage-taker jailed
    An Australian court on Monday ordered bail revoked for the partner of a self-styled Sheikh who last week stormed a Sydney cafe at gunpoint, sparking a 16-hour hostage crisis that left three people dead, including the gunman. Amirah Droudis, on bail...

    Haitian prime minister quits under pressure; election crisis may loom

    Amid a deepening political crisis, international pressure and violent domestic unrest, Haiti’s prime minister announced his resignation Sunday, possibly clearing the way for overdue elections. The forced resignation of Prime Minister Laurent...

    Hong Kong student protest leaders seek talks with Beijing officials

    Hong Kong student protest leaders seek talks with Beijing officials
    Student organizers of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests said Wednesday that they will seek a direct dialogue with China's top leadership during an important international summit in Beijing next week. Three to five representatives of the Hong Kong...