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Syrian women in Canada cook up a taste of home

Chatting around a large wooden table, Syrian women methodically scoop a mixture of rice, tomatoes, onions, fresh parsley and mint onto grape leaves. This is the Newcomer Kitchen, a volunteer-run initiative that brings Syrian refugee women together in Toronto to cook and share traditional meals from their native country with Canadians.

Nihad Awad (2nd R), Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), speaks alongside leaders of the Muslim community about the growing "Islamophobia" in the United States during a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, December 21, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Muslim-Americans file lawsuit against terror watch list

A group of Muslim-Americans filed a class-action lawsuit against the United States’ use of a terrorist watch list, which they say has created “an injustice of historic proportions”. Eighteen plaintiffs, including a four-year-old known simply as Baby Doe, say their constitution rights were violated after being placed on the federal terrorist watch list.