Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christian denominations in Syria celebrate Christmas

Christian denominations in Syria
Christian denominations in Syria celebrated Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ, the messenger of love and peace, on Monday by holding masses and prayers in churches.

Spanish king urges Catalan lawmakers to avoid confrontation in Christmas speech

King Felipe VI
King Felipe VI used his traditional Christmas Eve address Sunday night to call on Catalonia’s newly elected parliament to renounce further moves toward secession from Spain.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017

German Police Step Up Presence at Christmas Markets After Potsdam Bomb Alarm

German Police Step Up Presence at Christmas Markets
 The incident triggered a mass evacuation and raised concerns over possible terror attacks in the country.
German police are increasing their presence at Christmas markets following a bomb alarm on Friday when a suspicious package was found in Potsdam's downtown neighborhood, Deutsche Welle reported.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

US administration warns of ISIS backers' possible targeting of American churches during holidays

US federal anti-terrorism agencies on Friday warned that followers of the Islamic State (IS) may target churches during the holiday season after pro-IS websites had published a publicly-available list of churches in the country.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Berlin's Christmas market reopens amid manhunt

The Berlin Christmas market where a suspected Islamist extremist killed at least 12 people reopened Thursday with the addition of concrete barriers to prevent a repeat attack.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Outrage in Berlin as German-funded school in Turkey ‘bans mention of Christmas’

Berlin says it'd raise a “completely unacceptable” issue with Ankara after reports emerged that teachers at elite gymnasium in Istanbul, co-funded by the German government, were ordered to stop telling students anything about Christmas rites. The school denies the accusation.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Most French people fear terror acts in Christmas holidays

More than two thirds of French citizens believe terrorist attacks will hit their country during Christmas celebration, according to a survey released on Friday.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Anti-Christian graffiti sprayed on Jerusalem church

Anti-Christian graffiti has been sprayed on a wall of a Jerusalem abbey built where tradition says the mother of Jesus died, police said Sunday, in an incident similar to previous acts blamed on Jewish extremists.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Anti-Muslim protests continue in Corsica despite ban on gatherings

 Hundreds of people took to the streets on the French island of Corsica on Sunday, in violation of the ban on demonstrations imposed in the regional capital of Ajaccio after two days of anti-Muslim protests.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

US Holidays Lights Use More Electricity Than Some Countries

To mark the holidays, many American households decorate with brightly colored lights, but a recent report says the energy used to power them is more than several countries use in an entire year.

Somalia and Brunei ban Christmas celebrations

Somalia has issued a ban on Christmas celebrations in the Muslim-majority country after the Southeast Asian sultanate of Brunei announced a similar prohibition earlier this month with the threat of five years in jail.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Hungary urged to halt campaign portraying refugees and migrants as ‘invaders’ – UN agency and partners

 UN, 21 December 2015 – The United Nations refugee agency, together with two European partners, urged Hungary today to refrain from policies and practices that promote intolerance, fear and fuel xenophobia against refugees and migrants, including a campaign running through Christmas and into the New Year.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.