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Just as Turkey's government and police started to get a handle on widespread protests that have led to civil unrest, injuries and arrests, now come the trade unions.
Egypt's Islamic government will no longer be issuing alcohol permits and will not renew existing ones in certain areas of Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities, an official has said.
In his insightful 1961 book, "The Wretched of the Earth," author Frantz Fanon indicated that native governments installed in countries newly freed from the yoke of colonialism often imitated the hated colonial power in structure and function. In other words, the appearance and language of the rulers changed, but little else did.
Egypt's opposition alliance urged supporters on Wednesday to vote "no" in the referendum on a disputed constitution rather than boycotting it, hours after the Islamist government forged ahead by starting overseas voting in diplomatic missions for expatriates.
The power struggle between Egypt's Islamic and secularist forces intensified Wednesday, with some analysts warning of civil war and supporters of the Islamist government planning to march Saturday on a central square in Cairo where opponents have been holding a sit-in for more than a week.
Israel and Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip began indirect talks Monday in Egypt aimed at forging a new era of relations between the bitter enemies following a cease-fire that ended the heaviest fighting in nearly four years.
Israel and the Hamas militant group agreed to a cease-fire Wednesday to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years, promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an Israeli blockade constricting the Gaza Strip.
The single biggest danger of a second Obama term is a permanent loss of liberty. The president’s “progressive utopia” is a world in which the government controls every aspect of the individual’s life, Aaron Klein and Brenda Elliot warn in their new book, "Fool Me Twice."
A Turkish court on Friday convicted 330 military officers, including the former air force and navy chiefs, of plotting to overthrow the Islamic-based government in 2003, state television reported, in a case that has helped curtail the military's hold on politics.
The anti-Islamic movie trailer inflaming the Middle East opens with Muslims ransacking a Christian medical clinic and then segues into a flashback of Muhammad's life. "Set the place on fire! We'll burn out these forsaken Christians!" cries one Muslim character.
Abbas Kiarostami has found inspiration far from home.
Intercepted militant radio communications indicate the leader of the Pakistani Taliban may have been killed in a recent U.S. drone strike, Pakistani intelligence officials said Sunday. A Taliban official denied that.
Before retiring last week, Adm. Mike Mullen made 27 trips to Pakistan as chairman of the Joint Chiefs that convinced him he had established a close personal relationship with his opposite number, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani - only to conclude in farewell interviews that he is still baffled by the world's most complex - and dangerous - situation.
President Obama is signaling the Egyptian opposition that their time has come. In a terse statement last night, Mr. Obama announced a “moment of transformation” had arrived in Egypt, “the status quo is not sustainable” and a new government must begin to form “now.” An administration official later reiterated, “the key part of the statement was ‘now.’ ” The next morning, the formerly peaceful protests in Egypt turned violent. It turns out that words do have consequences.