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  • At Ramadan Iftar dinner, Obama supports new mosque on private property near Ground Zero

     
    Full text of Democrat's White House dinner remarks supporting the controversial proposal and the official dinner guest list....
  • Lamar Odom scoreless in Team USA's win over Tunisia

     
    Team USA closed out its first-round play Thursday at the FIBA World Championships with an easy, 92-57 win over Tunisia, but Lakers forward Lamar Odom was barely visible. Odom, who started as usual at center for USA Coach Mike Krzyzewski, played 15...
  • TUNISIA: Apparent suicide triggers youth protests against unemployment

     
    The apparent suicide of a 24-year-old unemployed man sparked clashes between young protesters and police in the Tunisian central town of Sidi Bouzid, 165 miles south of the capital, Tunis, this week. A member of the Tunisian General Union for......
  • TUNISIA: Dependence on Europe fuels unemployment crisis and protests

     
    The recent suicide of an unemployed 24-year-old man in Tunisia -- who electrocuted himself by touching a high-voltage electrical pole after shouting "no for misery, no for unemployment" — and the ensuing unrest are signs of the frustration and despair.....
  • TUNISIA: Protester killed as anti-government demonstrations escalate

     
    One person was killed and others injured when Tunisia's National Guard members opened fire on angry protesters in the town of Menzel Bouzaiene over the weekend. The state-run news agency TAP quoted an unnamed security official as saying that guard......
  • TUNISIA: President warns protesters and reshuffles Cabinet amid demonstrations

     
    Following political protest that swept across the nation for the last two weeks,Tunisian President Zine al Abidine Ben Ali began hurriedly shuffling his Cabinet in an apparent attempt to stave off anger over his autocratic rule and failed economic...
  • TUNISIA: Protesters continue to take to the streets

     
    Protests continued Saturday in the capital of Tunisia with hundreds of peaceful demonstrators calling for the release of jailed protesters and an end to a heavy-handed crackdown by security forces, according to news outlets. And the country's main labor...
  • TUNISIA: Schools shuttered as protests continue; president promises jobs

     
    Riots and protests continued Monday across Tunisia with opposition sources saying as many as 24 people have been killed in clashes between police and youths angry over unemployment and a lack of political freedom under the reign of President Zine......
  • TUNISIA: France's attitude toward crackdown raises eyebrows

     
    When 26-year-old Iranian demonstrator Neda Agha-Soltan died on video in the streets of Tehran during the wave of post-election protests that rocked Iran in 2009, France reacted with fury and was quick to denounce crackdowns by security forces on...
  • Tunisian revolution: How the U.S. should respond

     
    Tunisians proved to the world the immense power of social networking when protesters leveraged sites such as Twitter and Posterous to lead a movement against President Zine el Abidine ben Ali, who flew the coop for safety in Paris on......
  • JORDAN: Thousands of demonstrators protest food prices, denounce government

     
    In an unprecedented development in Jordan, protests similar to those that have rocked Tunisia and Algeria in recent weeks erupted in the Arab kingdom Friday. Thousands of people took to the streets of the capital, Amman, and several other cities......
  • TUNISIA: Actors, artists take to the stage to speak out against government

     
    As security forces and tanks streamed into the center of the Tunisian capital on Wednesday to try to put down mounting anti-government protests that have left scores dead, a group of about 50 Tunisian actors and artists gathered in a......