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ROME--Italian police have arrested four Tunisian men accused of creating an Islamic militant cell in a small, southern Italian town and discussing the possibility of terror attacks in the United States, Italy and Israel. The head of the group, Ben...
Tags: Italy, Israel, Islam, Religion and Belief, Judaism
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...
ZINTAN, Libya — The prized scion of Moammar Kadafi is a prisoner of tribesmen in these mountains of scrub and ocher rock. The rebels who captured him after the 2011 civil war that toppled his father have refused to turn him over to the central...
Tunisian officials believe they now know who killed opposition leader Chokri Belaid, after four other suspects were arrested in connection with his slaying, news agencies reported Tuesday. The assassination of Belaid triggered massive protests in...
A Qatari poet jailed for verses deemed seditious and insulting to his nation's emir faces 15 years behind bars after an appeals court cut back on his prison term Monday. Human rights groups were outraged in November when a Qatari court first ruled...
Tunisian political leaders tapped a new prime minister Friday, choosing the head of a crucial and controversial ministry to form a new government for the divided North African nation. Ali Larayedh steps into the role at a tense time for Tunisia....
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The Tunisian prime minister stepped down Tuesday after failing to form a new government, a move he had hoped would defuse tensions in the divided country. Hamadi Jebali had tried to persuade his ruling Nahda party, a moderate Islamist faction, to...
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A poet will face life in prison in Qatar after penning verses that state officials deemed insulting to the nation's emir and an incitement to topple the government, his attorney told news agencies Thursday. Rights activists say Mohammed Ajami was...
World NowTwo protesters were killed Friday after a massive protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Tunis turned violent, devolving into chaos after protesters scaled an embassy wall and set off a huge explosion with a Molotov cocktail....
World NowGlobal Focus: Anti-American violence sweeping the Muslim world has brought a sobering reminder in Washington and the West that the heady revolutions of the Arab Spring that threw out entrenched dictatorships in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have yet to achieve...
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 NowThe day after outraged Egyptians scaled the walls of the American Embassy and Libyan militants attacked and burned a U.S. consulate, protests and denunciations against an amateur movie mocking the Islamic prophet spread across the region, spurring...
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