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Harriet Sherwood

Harriet Sherwood

    Israelis fear tunnel attacks from Hamas
    Israelis fear tunnel attacks from Hamas
    Residents close to the border think they can hear digging, while the Israeli military says the tunnels linking Gaza to Israel top their priority list.
    Nigeria tops list for Christians killed for their faith
    Nigeria tops list for Christians killed for their faith
    The persecution of Christians in sub-Saharan Africa dwarfs what is happening in the Middle East, according to a report.
    Now let the pope show some love
    Now let the pope show some love
    The holy father's first visit to Africa has an interfaith dimension that sends a signal in places where religious conflict is powerful.
    Americans' religious faith is on the wane
    Americans' religious faith is on the wane
    The growing proportion of young adults now in their 20s and 30s – who do not belong to any organised faith is changing the US’s religious landscape.
    Jerusalem holds its breath after synagogue slaughter
    Jerusalem holds its breath after synagogue slaughter
    The synagogue slaughter in Jerusalem this week has introduced a tense new dimension to the conflict in the region.
    Ultraorthodox men create chaos on plane over women
    Ultraorthodox men create chaos on plane over women
    Ultraorthodox Jewish men are disrupting El Al flights, causing the carrier to be criticised for allowing it.
    Gaza desolation: Was it worth it?
    Gaza desolation: Was it worth it?
    Israel’s ‘victory’ has left Gaza City in ruins, but the 50-day war has strengthened Hamas’s influence.
    Gaza's traumatised generation
    Gaza's traumatised generation
    Children older than six have now survived three wars; their sleep is filled with nightmares.
    Any place but home for record number of people
    Any place but home for record number of people
    The annual global trends report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) paints a very bleak picture.
    Sudan: Death row woman released after international outcry
    Sudan: Death row woman released after international outcry
    Meriam Ibrahim, who was imprisoned for marrying a Christian and sentenced to 100 lashes and hanging for apostasy, has been released.
    Ariel Sharon: Builder and destroyer
    Ariel Sharon: Builder and destroyer
    The former Israeli prime minister and military man's legacy is that of "The Bulldozer" – a polarising builder and destroyer.