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I awoke Monday to news that North Korea's tyrant, Kim Jong Il, is dead ("Kim Jong Il, 1942-2011: Enigmatic leader," Dec. 19). The article in The Sun was part of a confluence of events that include the military hearing at Fort Meade for accused Pentagon...
Tags: Hosni Mubarak, North Korea, The Pentagon, Libya, Kim Jong Il
The high hopes of the Egyptian people for a peaceful transition to democracy are being thwarted by the brutal tactics of the country's military rulers, who in recent days have launched a bloody campaign of repression against protesters demanding an...
Tags: Riots, Demonstration, Civil Unrest, Hosni Mubarak, Elections
When revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt erupted earlier this year quickly forced out long-time autocratic rulers, many in the West hoped that the pro-democracy demonstrations there would unleash a tidal wave of change across the Arab world. To an extent,...
ReutersBy Tarek Amara DJERBA, Tunisia, April 27 (Reuters) - Africa's oldest synagogue is playing host to that rarity in the Arab world - a religious gathering of hundreds of Jews drawn from Europe and Israel. Guarded by armed Tunisian police, Jewish...
Tags: Judaism, Africa, Islam, Tunisia, North Africa
Adnkronos International, RomeItaly's interior minister Annamaria Cancellieri will hold talks with top Tunisian government officials during a two-day visit starting Tuesday aimed at boosting bilateral cooperation to stem illegal immigration. People smuggling gangs operating in the...
When topless protesters decided to take aim at Islamism, some Muslim women fired back. “Nudity DOES NOT liberate me -- and I DO NOT need saving,” one wrote on a sign, held up to the camera in an image posted on Twitter. A furious debate...
Tags: Jihad, Symbols and Symbolism, Minority Groups, Islam, Tunisia
American VoicesSen. Lindsey Graham said it best. Talking about the challenges the next secretary of defense will confront, Graham, a South Carolina Republican, warned that he will face "a world on fire." So true, and the Middle East along with the larger Islamic world...
World NowHundreds of protesters thronged to a Tunis courtroom Tuesday as a woman and her fiance who accused police officers of rape and extortion defended themselves against allegations of indecency. The case has outraged Tunisian feminists and human rights...
World NowSwitzerland has frozen more than $1 billion connected to leaders who were toppled or are still being battled in Arab Spring uprisings, Swiss official Valentin Zellweger told reporters....
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSOUTH 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,...
World NowLeila ben Ali, wife of deposed Tunisian dictator Zine el Abidine ben Ali, gave a measured apology for any “mistakes” she may have committed and admitted Tunisians were denied political freedoms under her husband’s 23-year rule in her...
World NowWhen Nebil Karoui chose to air “Persepolis” on his Tunisian channel Nessma, he thought it was “a nonevent.” Now the television station owner is ringing himself with bodyguards and fighting the courts, terrified that the religious...
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