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The dangerous ignorance of Russell Brand

He is participating in a narrative that sends young British Muslims to die needlessly on the side of evil

Displaced Yazidis fleeing Iraq for Syria (PA)

The tragedy of the Yazidis of Iraq

The Middle East is increasingly a place to conceal one’s religion

Iraqi refugees in a camp near the northern city of Irbil (CNS)

Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue criticises ‘shameful practices’ of beheading and FGM

Black smoke billows over the skyline as a fire at the oil depot for the airport rages out of control after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias in Tripoli, Libya last month (PA)

‘People are frightened and there is no visible law and order,” says Franciscan Father Allan Arcebuche

Palestinian children play outside a UN school that has been transformed into a shelter in Jabalia, Gaza (CNS)

There are few things less appealing than the tribalism which erupts whenever Israel goes to war

People grieve at the coffins of two Christian brothers killed in Mosul (CNS)

The long tradition of the presence of Christians in the Middle East is nearly at an end

An Iraqi family fleeing Mosul (PA)

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako reiterates appeal for release of two nuns and three orphans

Bishop Nestor-Desire Nongo Aziagbia Below: The bishop's diocesan compound has provided shelter to more than 45,000 people (CNS)

Bishop Nestor-Désiré Nongo-Aziagbia had been kidnapped by Seleka Islamists

Meriam Ibrahim pictured on her wedding day

Meriam Ibrahim re-arrested in Sudan

Ibrahim was accused of apostasy and was forced to give birth in prison

Education Secretary Michael Gove and Home Secretary Theresa May  in the House of Commons on Monday (PA)

What is evident in the Birmingham schools debate is a growing intolerance of the idea of educating children in faith