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Associated PressKAIROUAN, Tunisia (AP) — Around 11,000 police officers and soldiers blocked an annual conference Sunday at Tunisia's main religious center by a radical Islamist movement that has been implicated in attacks across the country, prompting clashes...
Associated PressALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Arab Spring may finally be en route to Algeria. With the president in a French hospital recovering from a stroke, the generation of aging politicians and generals that has run Africa's largest country for a half-...
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: Religion and Belief, Judaism, Israel, Police Arrests, Italy
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...
The very loose, somewhat rough, thoroughly enjoyable show that unfolded at the Jazz Showcase on Thursday night did not follow the club's usual format. Instead of featuring a main attraction, the whimsically titled "Dynamic Duos" show featured two...
Tags: Entertainment, Brazil, Dizzy Gillespie, Music, Dave Brubeck
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....
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...
Tags: Government, Politics
Update: Gary Medrow, 68, has periodically surfaced in News of the Weird since 1991 for his unique behavior of using a false identity to persuade Milwaukee-area strangers over the phone to lift other strangers off the ground — behavior for which he...
Like her classmates at the U.S. Naval Academy, Midshipman 1st Class Dagmara Broniatowska learned how to salute, ran the endurance course and memorized the body of American military information, history and quotations known as the Rates. In her "four...
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