| Apr 10, 2012
Ever since Islamists took office in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, they have been trying to convince us that they are advocates of moderation, democracy, women's rights and individual freedoms. And most people in the West, after jubilantly watching the Arab...
| Dec 27, 2011
Looking back on 2011, we now can recognize that we lived through the most consequential year since the end of World War II.
This was the year when the people of the world woke up and began taking hold of their fate. And by several important measures, the...
| May 27, 2012
| 5:22 AM
Is Islam compatible with democracy?
Beginning last year, the democratically inspired “Arab Spring” movements have toppled repressive regimes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.
As democratic elections begin in these and other countries, however,...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 6:33 PM
SOUTH BEND -- Menna, 20, paid no attention to politics until the Egyptian revolution started on Jan. 25, 2011.
"We never imagined the president would be overthrown," said the young medical student, who lives in Sohag, a city about 240 miles from Cairo,...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 6:55 PM
Brian Thornton and David Smith, both former UC Irvine standouts, have been named to the U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team, pending approval from the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Upon approval, Thornton and Smith along with the rest of the nominated team...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:29 AM
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| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:41 PM
The Tunisian government on Wednesday confirmed it has arrested a 28-year-old Tunisian reportedly linked to the U.S. Consulate attack in Libya, according to the AP.
Tunisian Interior Ministry spokesman Tarrouch Khaled said Ali Harzi was in custody in...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 8:54 AM
The United States braced Saturday for more protests over an independently produced anti-Islam film that has ignited anger in the Muslim world, temporarily closing some of its diplomatic missions and warning American citizens in some countries to be...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 7:15 PM
Fury over an anti-Islam film spread across the Muslim world Friday, with deadly clashes near Western embassies in Tunisia and Sudan, an American fast-food restaurant set ablaze in Lebanon, and international peacekeepers attacked in the Sinai despite an...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 8:48 PM
As night fell Saturday and cars swerved around Tahrir Square tooting their horns, a stout woman in a black veil and robes screamed herself hoarse: "The president is an agent of the Americans!"
But the protesters who had tried to charge the U.S. Embassy...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Four teachers from Bellingham working abroad in Tunisia are safe in their homes after rioters looted a private school they worked in, the Bellingham Herald reports.
The local educators - Kaylee Vaughn, Andy Donahue, Marty Atkins and Allan Brady - were...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Over many decades, tens of thousands of ordinary citizens in Middle Eastern states had been brutalized, arrested, tortured and killed before Mohamed Bouazizi, a fruit salesman, set himself on fire in Tunisia, triggering the Arab Spring.
A unique pair...