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Topic - Ahmad
Hundreds of protesters demonstrating against an anti-Islam film torched a press club and a government building in northwest Pakistan on Monday, sparking clashes with police that left at least one person dead. Rioting demonstrators battled with police outside a U.S. military base in Afghanistan and the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia.
Alongside hundreds of millions of Muslims observing the sunrise-to-sundown fast of Ramadan, a minority in the community goes underground each year during the holy month, sneaking sandwiches and cigarettes when no one is looking.
The death of the heir to the Saudi throne underlines the growing frailty of the ruling generation of the royal family and highlights the contradiction that a major U.S. ally in the Middle East is an autocratic monarchy with a medieval-style constitution.
Syrian troops armed with heavy machine guns killed dozens in the central city of Hama on Monday, activists said, shortly after chanting protesters welcomed a visit by a U.N. team sent to observe a shaky cease-fire.
Syrian troops armed with heavy machine guns killed dozens in the central city of Hama on Monday, activists said, just a day after chanting protesters welcomed a visit by a U.N. team sent to observe a shaky cease-fire.
An American gym teacher was killed Thursday when a student in the crowded classroom pulled out a gun, shot the teacher and then, as his terrified classmates fled the room, shot himself, officials and eyewitnesses said.
Outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh will leave soon to Oman, en route to medical treatment in the United States, Yemeni officials said on Saturday, part of an American effort to get the embattled strongman out of the country to allow a peaceful transition from his rule.
A Massachusetts man was convicted Tuesday of conspiring to help al Qaeda and plotting to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh made vague comments Saturday that he is willing to leave power in his first major speech since returning Yemen, but he gave no concrete plan for the future of the country. Yemen's opposition cast doubt that the embattled leader was serious.
Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters rallied across Yemen on Sunday, demanding that President Ali Abdullah Saleh's powerful sons and other members of his inner circle leave the country.
A cease-fire in Yemen's capital was at risk of unraveling Monday as regime supporters opened fire on opposition fighters in renewed clashes that killed at least six. The violence raises fears over the potentially explosive situation after the wounded President Ali Abdullah Saleh left the country, creating a deep power vacuum.
Rebel forces fended off Moammar Gadhafi's troops in the western part of Libya on Tuesday, and thousands of people fleeing the violence massed at the North African nation's borders prompting warnings from international aid groups of a humanitarian crisis.
Rivaling the biggest crowds since their pro-democracy revolt began, flag-waving Egyptians packed into Tahrir Square for a day of prayer and celebration Friday to mark the fall of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak a week ago and to push their new military rulers to steer the country toward reform.
Authorities flooded the streets of Yemen's capital with 2,000 police Wednesday to try to put down days of Egypt-style demonstrations against the president of 32 years, a key U.S. ally in battling al Qaeda.
Yemen's president blasted opposition claims of a planned handover of power to his son, describing such talk as "utmost rudeness" and insisting there will be no father-to-son succession in his country.