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The Intricacies of Succession: Two Claimants Emerge for Dawoodi Bohra Leadership

Rizwan Mawani | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Rizwan Mawani

This recent case amongst the Dawoodi Bohras, also pits two very different visions of Islam and rightful practice against each other, for the two candidates differ heavily on the status of women, the use and benefit of technology and social media, as well as other issues.

Jailed Aid Worker Alan Gross Seeks High-level US Envoy, $60 Million

Ben Barber | Posted 02.03.2013 | World
Ben Barber

Supporters of Alan Gross, the 62-year-old aid worker jailed three years ago by Cuba for handing out Internet equipment, called Friday on the U.S. government to send a high-level envoy to Havana and seek release of the ailing humanitarian worker.

Alan Gross and the Cuban Five

John McAuliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John McAuliff

While Cuba had legal grounds for Alan Gross' arrest, its continued silence about actual charges is politically damaging to its larger interests.