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Iraqi officer under Saddam masterminded rise of Islamic State-  Spiegel

Iraqi officer under Saddam masterminded rise of Islamic State- Spiegel

Apr 19, – Spiegel, in a lengthy story published at the weekend and entitled “Secret Files Reveal the Structure of Islamic State”, says it gained access to 31 pages of handwritten charts, lists and schedules which amount to a blueprint for the establishment of a caliphate in Syria. A former intelligence officer for the late […]

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Tunisia faces mass weekend protests

Tunisia faces mass weekend protests

Aug 04, – Thousands of Tunisians have gathered in a central square in the capital Tunis to back the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.The party organised the rally in Kasbah square in support of what it termed its “legitimacy to govern”. Government opponents were planning to hold a counter protest, calling for Ennahda to quit after […]

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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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Police break up topless protest in Berlin

Police break up topless protest in Berlin

June 7, Berlin AP – The demonstration came ahead of Merkel’s meeting in the building with Tunisian Premiere Ali Larayedh. The women chanted “Merkel free Femen” repeatedly before being removed. After the two leaders met, Merkel told reporters that they had discussed the issue and that she had “made clear the hope for a fair […]

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Prime Minister Erdogan calls for end to Turkey protest

Prime Minister Erdogan calls for end to Turkey protest

June 7, ISTANBUL (AP) — In the first extensive public show of support since anti-government protests erupted last week, more than 10,000 supporters cheered Recep Tayyip Erdogan with rapturous applause outside Istanbul’s international airport. Turkey’s prime minister took a combative stance on his closely watched return to the country early Friday, telling supporters who thronged […]

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Tunisian feminist arrested for alleged provocation

Tunisian feminist arrested for alleged provocation

May 21, TUNIS, Tunisia AP — On Sunday, Amina Tyler — a 19-year-old member of the Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN, which uses nudity in its protests — passed through heavy security and checkpoints to enter the city of Kairouan, where police were preventing hardline conservative Islamists from holding an annual conference. A Tunisian feminist who […]

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Tunisia police blocks annual conference of Salafists 1 dead

Tunisia police blocks annual conference of Salafists 1 dead

May 20, AP – KAIROUAN, Tunisia (AP) – Security checkpoints were in place and patrols conducted throughout the central city of Kairouan after authorities declared the conference to be held there by the ultraconservative Muslim group Ansar al-Shariah a threat “to security and public order.” Around 11,000 police officers and soldiers blocked an annual conference […]

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Jews pilgrims ease back into Tunisia for three-day synagogue

Jews pilgrims ease back into Tunisia for three-day synagogue

April 28, AP – DJERBA, Tunisia Jewish leaders hope the three-day pilgrimage to the Ghriba synagogue, Africa’s oldest, on the island of Djerba is regaining momentum after attendance plummeted in the wake of a 2002 al-Qaida bombing and lingering safety concerns following Tunisia’s revolution two years ago. Under a bright Mediterranean sun Saturday, Jews whose […]

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