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  • Countries move to evacuate citizens as Libya fighting escalates

    CAIRO More countries moved to evacuate their citizens Thursday from Libya where the fighting between rival militias was escalating. The Libyan Health Ministry said that 179 people were killed in clashes in the capital Tripoli and the flashpoint eastern...
  • Foreign diplomats, workers flee Libyan chaos by thousands

    Foreign diplomats, workers flee Libyan chaos by thousands
    The flight of foreign workers and diplomats from Libya accelerated Thursday, with thousands ordered home by their native countries as fighting consumed major cities and the Tripoli airport. Clashes between Islamist gangs and fractured government...
  • Libyan government orders army units to cease fire in Benghazi

    CAIRO Libya's interim government Tuesday ordered all army units in the troubled eastern city of Benghazi to cease fire immediately. The government also called on Islamist militias to lay down their arms, saying that the "tragic situation of the residents...
  • Why it's way too soon to give up on the Arab Spring

     Why it's way too soon to give up on the Arab Spring
    Three and a half years ago, the world was riveted by massive crowds of youths mobilizing in Cairo's Tahrir Square to demand an end to Egypt's dreary police state. We watched transfixed as a movement first ignited in Tunisia spread from one part of Egypt...
  • In 'The New Arabs,' millennials are key to remade Middle East

    In 'The New Arabs,' millennials are key to remade Middle East
    It's winter 2011, and I am living in Istanbul. I wander old streets in Turkey's cultural capital, past thousand-year-old mosques that were once churches, trying to understand the place that has become my home. Streets day and night are thronged by young...
  • At least 14 Tunisian soldiers killed as army battles rebels

    At least 14 Tunisian soldiers killed as army battles rebels
    At least 14 Tunisian soldiers were killed and 25 injured in attacks by militant Islamists at two military checkpoints in the Chaambi mountains near the border with Algeria, the state news agency TAP reported Thursday. Maj. Col. Souheil Chmengui, who...
  • Nina Mukerjee Furstenau: Six recipe cards, a wing and a prayer

    Nina Mukerjee Furstenau: Six recipe cards, a wing and a prayer
    An astonishing network of mothers, aunts, and cousins — epic really in its proportions — reached out to me in Kansas when I was 17 in 1979. It was because of Indian boys. Other than my brother and a son of a family friend, no Indian males my...
  • Harrison Ford 'Curious and Excited' About Possibility of 'Blade Runner' Sequel

    Though eyes have been on Harrison Ford lately with "Star Wars: Episode VII" news, he's got his eye on a "Blade Runner" sequel -- at least, that's what he told Redditors during his Ask Me Anything on Sunday. When asked how he felt about a sequel to Ridley...
  • Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libya pleads in video for his release

    Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libya pleads in video for his release
    A Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in neighboring Libya pleaded tearfully with his country’s president in an online video to negotiate with a militant group for his release. Mohammed Bel Sheik, who was reportedly kidnapped a month ago in Tripoli, did...
  • Will the Arab Spring still blossom in Tunisia?

     Will the Arab Spring still blossom in Tunisia?
    Three years ago Tuesday, the Arab Spring began when 26-year-old vegetable vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in suicidal protest against the political repression and limited economic opportunity offered in dictator Zine el Abidine ben Ali's...
  • Kerry visits Tunisia, encourages country's steps toward democracy

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry made a brief visit to Tunisia on Tuesday to show support for the strides the country has taken toward Western-style democracy. Continuing a weeklong trip that began in East Asia,...
  • Tunisia is seeking security assistance, Kerry says

    Tunisia is seeking security assistance, Kerry says
    PARIS – Tunisia’s embattled government has approached the Obama administration with a request for security assistance, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Tuesday. Kerry, who made a brief visit to Tunis, the capital, said at a news...