News Brief

  • 3 Oct 2006

    Toward the beginning of the Saddam Hussein's second trial for genocide against the Kurdish people, three different coloured posters appeared on the streets of Suleimaniya. On one, the face of a frightened Saddam Hussein peered out behind jailhouse bars. The message on the poster asks, "What punishment would begin to fit the crimes he committed?" Another showed Saddam pointing a gun at a column of people, and bore the statement, "The forced exodus of the Kurdish people is a violation of human rights." A third read, "Humanity does not accept mass graves."

  • 3 Oct 2006

    As the party conference season is confirming, there are few places in British political life more crowded than the centre ground right now.

    For the Liberal Democrats the middle has been traditional territory. New Labour came to power by swinging away from the old left and back into the consensus zone. And now, in a move that has taken the commentariat by surprise, David Cameron is repositioning the Conservative Party as a force for creative moderation, too.

  • 3 Oct 2006

    John Paul II's papal rule was largely defined by his relationship with a global conflict between West and East.

  • 3 Oct 2006

    Campaigners for the rights of migrants have discovered an unusual ally. The leaders of Britain's biggest businesses have called for unlimited migration from Bulgaria and Romania when the two former Eastern Bloc states join the European Union next year.

  • 3 Oct 2006

    Amish communities across the United States are in shock after a gunman yesterday shot dead at least three girls and injured seven others before killing himself in an attack on one of their schools in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. It is feard the casulaty list will increase

  • 3 Oct 2006

    Two senior United States church leaders have sent out a clear message to the White House and the religious right that God cannot be co-opted as a ‘warrior divinity’ serving national or sectional i

  • 3 Oct 2006

    All new Church of England schools should have at least a quarter of admission places available to non-Christians but Parliament should not expect the same commitment from other faith communities, the chair of the C of E Board of Education has told the Secretary of State for Education.

  • 3 Oct 2006

    The chairperson and founder of the group Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors, Margaret Kennedy, has said that the BBC Panorama documentary attacking the Catholic Church over child sexual abuse

  • 2 Oct 2006

    BBC and Catholic Church in row over child sex abuse

    -02/10/06

    The Roman Catholic Churc

    BBC and Catholic Church in row over child sex abuse

    -02/10/06

    The Roman Catholic Churc

  • 2 Oct 2006

    European churches call for climate justice

    -02/10/06

    A European network of Christian ch

    European churches call for climate justice

    -02/10/06

    A European network of Christian ch