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  • Iranians fret and lawmakers demand answers as rial plunges

     
    As Iran is pressed by Western sanctions, the beleaguered economy is putting added pressure on ordinary Iranians through inflation and ramping up pleas for the Iranian central bank to step in. Iranian media reported Tuesday that the economic minister was...
  • Militants attack American Consulate in Libya, U.S. officials say

     
    Militants attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, the State Department said Tuesday evening, the same day protesters yanked down the American flag at its Cairo embassy....
  • New virus akin to SARS reported; man hospitalized in London

     
    A Qatari man hospitalized in London is suffering a severe infection in the same family as the SARS virus that killed hundreds and sickened thousands across the globe roughly a decade ago, the World Health Organization and British authorities have...
  • Strategy to improve 'alarming situation' in Mali expected at U.N.

     
    The question of how to help Mali cope with rebels, the aftermath of a military coup and religious extremists, is slated to be taken up Wednesday at the sidelines of the United Nations, at a closely watched meeting on security in the troubled Sahel....
  • Syria activists say scores killed, injured in gas station attack

     
    Syrian opposition activists say at least 110 people were injured or killed Thursday when government forces bombarded a gas station, setting off a deadly explosion in the northern village of Ain Issa....
  • Libyans rally in massive backlash against militias

     
    After more than a week marked by protest after protest excoriating the United States over a video mocking Islam, it was a very different demonstration -- hundreds of protesters angrily storming the Benghazi headquarters of an armed Islamist group,...
  • Uruguay debates bill to allow abortion; passage expected

     
    In a marathon Tuesday session stretching more than eight hours, Uruguayan lawmakers argued passionately over whether to legalize abortion in the earliest stages of pregnancy, a controversial step that would make it a rarity among Latin American nations......
  • #MuslimRage met with Muslim satire

     
    The aggressive headline advertised the cover article by author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, itself a subject of furious debate over her take on Islam, extremism and free speech. Hirsi Ali, a Somali woman who fled an arranged marriage and became a forceful critic of...
  • Sharing refugees -- a 'good idea' that's gone nowhere

     
    Konate is one of more than 16,000 people who have boarded boats and landed on Malta over the past decade, often by accident. The tiny Mediterranean nation is a refugee destination out of happenstance, as people fleeing North Africa aim their boats at...
  • Calls to protest movie mocking Muhammad spread to Algeria, Iran

     
    The day after outraged Egyptians scaled the walls of the American Embassy and Libyan militants attacked and burned a U.S. consulate, protests and denunciations against an amateur movie mocking the Islamic prophet spread across the region, spurring...
  • Death toll rises as protests rage over Muhammad-mocking video

     
    The death toll ticked higher Friday as protests swept the world over a video insulting the Islamic prophet Muhammad, with reports emerging of casualties in Tunisia, Lebanon, Sudan and Yemen as outraged protesters clashed with police around United States...
  • Chinese state media implicate fallen politician in murder scandal

     
    For the first time, Chinese state media appear to have implicated fallen Communist Party official Bo Xilai in the murder scandal that has gripped the country, reporting that he angrily rebuked the local police chief, Wang Lijun when told that Bo's wife,...