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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....
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...
World NowMoncef Marzouki, former dissident and veteran human rights activist, is sworn in as Tunisia's new president. Tunisia inspired the so-called Arab Spring uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East....
L.A. NOWIt has been a year since revolution in Tunisia led to the fall of the country's autocratic regime. The uprising, which led to democratic elections, set off similar revolutions in other Arab countries and may even have helped inspire the......
World NowGraphic amateur video footage said to show unemployed young Moroccans setting themselves on fire in the capital Rabat surfaced this week during widespread demonstrations over lack of opportunity in the North African nation....
World NowTunisia is known as the birthplace of the Arab Spring, the country where a distraught fruit seller who set himself on fire launched a wave of uprisings that is reshaping the Middle East. Now, new protests are sweeping the North African nation along with...
Opinion L.A.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......
Babylon & BeyondThe depressed fruit seller in Tunisia who set himself on fire and touched off protests that toppled former President Zine el Abidine ben Ali has inspired copycats in recent days in Egypt, Algeria and Mauritania. On Monday, a 50-year-old man......
Babylon & BeyondA string of suicide attempts in North African nations continued Tuesday as an unemployed Egyptian laborer set himself on fire in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Alexandria's public health office confirmed that Ahmed Hashem Al Sayed, 25, died in a......
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