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    Mali reluctant to let in U.N. peacekeepers

    Mali — engaged in a bloody fight with Islamist extremists for control of the country — is nonetheless hesitating to grant the United Nations permission to send a peacekeeping force to help establish calm.

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    This book may prove to be the most important one you will read this year. It puts in clear perspective what every American should know, to wit: The War on Terror is really a war against ideologically driven radical Islamists.

  • Elders meet with the mayor and the governor of Gao in Gao city, Mali, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in an effort to avoid vengeance attacks following the arrival of French and Chadian troops in the area, ending 10 months of sharia law. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    French capture Islamists' last major Malian town

    French forces met no resistance Wednesday in Kidal, the Islamists' last major town, as the 2-week-old mission scored another success in its effort to dislodge the al-Qaeda-linked militants from northern Mali.

  • Fighters from the al Qaeda-linked Ansar Dine stand guard in Timbuktu, Mali, as they prepare to publicly lash a member of the Islamic Police found guilty of adultery. (Associated Press)

    Al Qaeda fighters carve out own country in Mali

    Deep inside caves, in remote desert bases, in the escarpments and cliff faces of northern Mali, Islamic extremist fighters have been burrowing into the earth, erecting a formidable set of defenses to protect what essentially has become al Qaeda's new country.

  • Egypt's president warns unrest

    Egypt's Islamist president warned against any unrest that could harm the drive to repair the country's battered economy in his first address before the newly convened upper house of parliament on Saturday, urging the opposition to work with his government.

  • Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi signs into law the country's new Islamist-backed constitution late on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency)

    Morsi: Egyptian Constitution sets up a new republic

    Egypt's Islamist president proclaimed the country's newly adopted constitution as the dawning of a "new republic" in a television address Wednesday, calling on the opposition to join a dialogue with him after a month of violent turmoil and focus on repairing a damaged economy.

  • Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie, second right, waits in line outside a polling place in Beni Suef, Egypt, to vote on a constitution drafted by Islamist supporters of President Mohammed Morsi, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Mohamed Nohan, El Shorouk Newspaper)

    Egyptians vote on Islamist-backed constitution

    Egyptians voted on Saturday in the second and final phase of a referendum on an Islamist-backed constitution that has polarized the nation, with little indication that the result of the vote will end the political crisis in which the country is mired.

  • Crowd targets Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood

    Tens of thousands of backers and foes of Egypt's Islamist president took to the streets in competing demonstrations Tuesday, as divisions over a draft constitution that is set for a referendum Saturday spilled into violence for the second time in two weeks.

  • Members of the Islamist-dominated Egyptian Constitutional Assembly pushed through a final draft of a new constitution Thursday over the objections of more liberal members. The move is likely to stoke a deepening political crisis between the president and the opposition. (Associated Press)

    Tensions rise over new law in Egypt

    Tensions heightened in advance of massive anti-government protests scheduled for Friday and Saturday after an Islamist-controlled panel hurriedly approved Thursday a final draft of Egypt's constitution that, among its new dictates, would grant Muslim clerics a role in interpreting some legal matters — angering critics and worrying minorities in this secular Islamic nation.

  • Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

    Islamist-led assembly votes on Egyptian constitution

    An Islamist-dominated assembly began a fast-track vote on a final draft of a new Egyptian constitution Thursday, pushing through the document despite liberals' boycott in a move likely to stoke a deepening political crisis between the Islamist president and the opposition.

  • Protesters storm an office of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood Freedom and Justice party in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, Egypt, on Nov. 23, 2012, and set fires. State TV says Morsi opponents also set fire to his party's offices in the Suez Canal cities of Suez, Port Said and Ismailia. Opponents and supporters of Morsi clashed across Egypt, the day after the president granted himself sweeping new powers that critics fear can allow him to be a virtual dictator. (Associated Press/Amira Mortada, El Shorouk Newspaper)

    Clashes erupt across Egypt over Morsi's new powers

    Thousands of opponents of Egypt's Islamist president clashed with his supporters in cities across the country Friday, burning several offices of the Muslim Brotherhood, in the most violent and widespread protests since Mohammed Morsi came to power, sparked by his move to grant himself sweeping powers.

  • Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

    Egypt's Morsi grants himself far-reaching powers

    Egypt's Islamist president unilaterally decreed greater authorities for himself Thursday and effectively neutralized a judicial system that had emerged as a key opponent by declaring that the courts are barred from challenging his decisions.

  • Illustration Moderate Islamist by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    PIPES: The imaginary 'moderate' Islamist

    A September attack on the U.S. Embassy in Tunis left four dead, 49 injured, several buildings looted and burned out and the black Salafi flag flying above the embassy grounds.

  • Burnt out school block following a gun battle and explosions by the Boko Haram sect in Potiskum, Nigeria, Saturday, Oct. 20 , 2012. A Chinese construction worker has been killed in a besieged city in Nigeria's northeast, an official said, exacerbating security concerns for foreign workers in Nigeria's violence-wracked northeast. (AP Photo/Adamu Adamu)

    In Africa, an Islamist convergence seen as a threat

    The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has conducted terrorist attacks in Nigeria that bring it closer to al Qaeda in northern Mali, making linkages between the groups more likely and more dangerous, according to a paper published by the Combating Terrorism Center.

  • Briefly: No new Tunisian constitution before February

    Tunisia's new constitution will not be adopted before February, the head of the drafting committee said Tuesday after having announced that it would be delayed until April.

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