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Gunmen attack Tunisian museum, kill seven tourists- government official

Gunmen attack Tunisian museum, kill seven tourists- government official

Mar 18, – Foreign tourists ran for shelter, covered by security forces aiming rifles into the air, live television footage showed. Gunmen attacked Tunisia’s national museum near its parliament on Wednesday, killing at least seven tourists and taking others hostage inside the building, the government said. Security forces were surrounding at least two militants in […]

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Democratic reforms in Gulf and Arab nations

Democratic reforms in Gulf and Arab nations

Oct 05, –  A look at democratic reform efforts in Arab and Gulf nations since the Arab Spring erupted in December 2010: SAUDI ARABIA Saudi women were allowed this year for the first time in the Shura Council, an advisory body, and women will for the first time be allowed to vote and run in […]

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‘Syrian civil war sending message to the Iranians’

‘Syrian civil war sending message to the Iranians’

The Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2009 on charges of espionage. Saberi does not believe Friday’s presidential elections in Iran will bring political changes. Tobias Köberlein: Mrs. Saberi, you lived in Iran for six years before you had to leave the country following your release from Evin prison […]

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