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  • Washington to give Tunisia military aid to battle Islamists

    TUNIS (Reuters) - The United States will give Tunisia $60 million worth of military aid to help it fight Islamist militants who are threatening the country's nascent democracy, a senior American official said on Tuesday.
  • Qatar seeks to free more U.S. hostages in Syria: source

    DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar is working to help free four Americans held hostage in Syria by various armed groups, a Gulf source familiar with the matter said on Monday, a day after the Gulf Arab state's diplomacy helped free a journalist held since 2012....

    When the Ferguson protests look like Intifada in Middle East

    When the Ferguson protests look like Intifada in Middle East
    The term "Al Jazeera effect" was coined to describe the way the Qatar-based channel and new media were changing politics and power dynamics in the Middle East the last decade. But I believe we have been seeing a variation of it in Ferguson, Mo., the...

    Secret terror: Fate of journalist Steven Sotloff now on world stage

    MIAMI A grisly recording of Islamic jihadists decapitating an American journalist that was posted on the Internet Tuesday revealed more than just the group's pitiless, homicidal soul. It also uncorked one of the Middle East's dirty little secrets: that...

    Syria sees Islamist threat bringing detente with West, but not soon

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria is wagering that Islamic State's push to reshape the Middle East will eventually force a hostile West to deal with President Bashar al-Assad as the only way to tackle the threat. While Assad's forces escalate their fight with...