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Harriet Sherwood

Harriet Sherwood

    Israelis fear tunnel attacks from Hamas
    Israelis fear tunnel attacks from Hamas
    The scraping, scratching, grating sound could be an insect in the wall, a rodent under the floorboards, or the creaking of water pipes. Or it could...
    Nigeria tops list for Christians killed for their faith
    Nigeria tops list for Christians killed for their faith
    Religious persecution is on the rise in Africa and the Middle East, forcing millions of Christians to flee their homes for overcrowded refugee camps...
    Now let the pope show some love
    Now let the pope show some love
    Security will be paramount for the first visit by Pope Francis to an active war zone, when he heads to the Central African Republic (CAR) on Sunday...
    Americans' religious faith is on the wane
    Americans' religious faith is on the wane
    Declining levels of religious belief and practice among the generation of Americans born in the last two decades of the 20th century is shifting the...
    Jerusalem holds its breath after synagogue slaughter
    Jerusalem holds its breath after synagogue slaughter
    The horrific murder of five Israelis in a Jerusalem synagogue is the latest in a series of attacks, which has raised the question of whether this...
    Ultraorthodox men create chaos on plane over women
    Ultraorthodox men create chaos on plane over women
    Israel's national airline El Al has been criticised for allowing ultra-orthodox Jewish men to disrupt flights by refusing to be seated next to women....
    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
    She seemed to represent the collective suffering of Gaza's children: a little girl, eyes cast down, a tear edging beneath her lashes, blood smeared...
    Any place but home for record number of people
    Any place but home for record number of people
    The number of people forced to flee their homes across the world has exceeded 50‑million for the first time since World War II, an exponential rise...
    Sudan: Death row woman released after international outcry
    Sudan: Death row woman released after international outcry
    A Christian woman on death row in a Sudanese prison has been released on the orders of a court in Khartoum following an international outcry over...
    Ariel Sharon: Builder and destroyer
    Ariel Sharon: Builder and destroyer
    Niri Boasson was in kindergarten when Ariel Sharon entered his eight-year twilight zone between life and death. Now, at the age of 12, she was...
    Israel remains unmoved on refugee issue
    Israel remains unmoved on refugee issue
    About 10 000 African refugees took their protest to Parliament in Jerusalem during a week of demonstrations and strikes against harsh...