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North Africa

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  • Limited-Edition Altitude Joins Jeep Wrangler Lineup

     
    Like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Compass and Patriot before it, the Wrangler Unlimited will get a limited-production Altitude model. Built off the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited in Sahara trim, the Altitude edition adds a body-colored hardtop and unique...
  • A million face severe malnutrition in the Sahel, UNICEF warns

     
    A hunger emergency looms in the Sahel: Half a million children face starvation in the Sahel if help doesn’t arrive on time, according to humanitarian agencies. A recent UNICEF survey in the Sahel forecast a million cases of severe malnutrition...
  • Who are the Tuareg and how do they fit into the coup in Mali?

     
    The Tuareg are nomadic people in much of the central Sahara and Sahel. They’ve been romanticized as “the blue men of the desert” because of the indigo dye used in their traditional flowing garments. They have a common language, Tamasheq,...
  • The life and death of French gunman Mohamed Merah

     
    Mohamed Merah, who confessed to killing seven people in a string of drive-by shootings in France, was shot in the head Thursday as he jumped from a window, still shooting, at the end of a standoff with police that lasted 32 hours. Though the siege is...
  • Gul drops in, talks up the Turkish political model

     
    Turkish President Abdullah Gul came to California this week after addressing the NATO summit in Chicago and talked up the Turkish political model....
  • Kaskade sets Staples Center headline date

     
    Kaskade's July 27 Staples Center set is a landmark event, making him the first electronic dance music artist to headline the venue. Kaskade, an O.C.-based artist born Ryan Raddon, is coming off successful Coachella sets....
  • Coachella 2012: Afternoon jams with Greg Ginn and Seun Kuti

     
    Founding Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn plays a solo Coachella gig in which he lays down a mix of free jazz, noise and stoner rock that clears the Gobi tent. Across the Polo Grounds, Sean Kuti and his Egypt 80 bounce out the Afro-beat that gets a more...
  • MOROCCO: Explosion kills 14 at cafe frequented by tourists

     
    An explosion Thursday at a cafe frequented by tourists in Morocco killed at least 14 people and injured 20 people, the North African nation's official news agency reported. Preliminary results of the investigation into the explosion at the Cafe Argana.......
  • That went well: With Mubarak gone, 52% of Egyptians dislike Obama's policies, barely 20% like the U.S.

     
    Fifteen percent of Egyptians want a closer relationship with the U.S.; 43% want a more distant one....
  • Obama on Israeli Independence Day: "My best wishes"

     
    Pre Minister Netanyahu will visit the White House on May 20....
  • Local schools test their mettle at national science contest

     
    A group of four Evanston Township High School students recently joined peers from across the country in Washington, D.C. for the 21st annual Department of …...
  • YEMEN: Amnesty International calls for end to government's use of deadly force

     
    Amnesty International has called on Yemeni authorities to stop using unnecessary deadly force against anti-government protesters. The action came after security forces opened fire on demonstrations Thursday in the capital, Sana, and the city of Taiz,...