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North Africa

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  • Nakoula Basseley Nakoula's aliases duped many, prosecutor says

     
    Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind the anti-Islamic film "Innocence of Muslims," used aliases to deceive people, a prosecutor says. Nakoula apparently has used names including Sam Bacile, Abanob Basseley Nakoula and Mark Basseley Youssef....
  • Egypt's Islamist president to visit Iran, news agency reports

     
    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi plans to visit Iran this month for an international summit in what would mark the highest-level official contact between the two nations in more than 30 years, according to Egypt's state news agency....
  • Furor over film capturing harassment on hidden camera in Belgium

     
    The airing of the documentary, Femme de la Rue, ignited a firestorm last week in Belgium and France over the unwanted attention that many women report getting in the streets. The furor appears to be fueling real action: The Belgium interior minister...
  • 54 African migrants die trying to reach Italy on inflatable boat

     
    African migrants die of thirst at sea trying to reach Europe, according to UNHCR: An Eritrean man was the sole survivor when an inflatable boat trying to reach Italy was lost at sea, according to the UNHCR. The man, found floating on the remains of the...
  • Egyptians begin voting in pivotal runoff election

     
    CAIRO -- A tense Egypt began voting Saturday in the runoff to choose a new president amid a tightening military grip and fears that the result will not lift the nation from decades of authoritarian rule. The choice is stark, if unsettling: Muslim...
  • Universal Language

     
    Tom Schnabel and Jordan Peimer riff on world music, audience pleasers...and what doesn't sell in L.A....
  • Gul drops in, talks up the Turkish political model

     
    Turkish President Abdullah Gul came to California this week after addressing the NATO summit in Chicago and talked up the Turkish political model....
  • The life and death of French gunman Mohamed Merah

     
    Mohamed Merah, who confessed to killing seven people in a string of drive-by shootings in France, was shot in the head Thursday as he jumped from a window, still shooting, at the end of a standoff with police that lasted 32 hours. Though the siege is...
  • Former dissident sworn in as Tunisia's president

     
    Moncef 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....
  • Christianity has become less European over past century, study says

     
    A new study finds that the Christian percentage of the world's population has remained fairly steady over the last century, but its distribution has changed dramatically, with just 25% now found in Europe....
  • Christmas Eve in Bethlehem: A hub of activity

     
    Thousands of people flocked Christmas Eve to Manger Square to celebrate the birth of Jesus in this West Bank city, the cradle of the Christian faith where Christ was born 2012 years ago....