Iran frees detained Americans as part of broader US-Iran deal


Those freed included Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who had been held for 544 days on trumped-up charges. Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, tweeted: "It’s now time for all — especially Muslim nations — to join hands and rid the world of violent extremism. Iran is ready."


Men of Arab descent not finding Germany as welcoming as they used to

After reports of women being harassed and groped on the streets of Cologne, Germany, on New Year's Eve, mostly by men of Arab descent, German officials are promising changes. They've beefed up the police presence in public areas and vowed to deport migrants convicted of serious crimes. And Arab and Muslim migrants in Germany say the welcoming atmosphere is starting to change.



Canadians rally for their right to toboggan

They call themselves 'Freedom Sliders' — they're Canadians protesting for the right to toboggan in public parks. On Sunday, residents of Orangeville, Ontario, held a "Sled-In" where they ignored the "No Tobogganing" sign and spent the day riding and sliding.