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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Mauritania
Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in North Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west, by Western Sahara in the north, by Algeria in the northeast, by Mali in the east and southeast, and by Senegal in the southwest. It is named after the Roman province of Mauretania, even though the modern state covers a territory far to the southwest of the old province. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast. - Source: Wikipedia
Islamists who control northern Mali say they pushed the secular Tuareg rebels out of the town of Lere, in the northwest of the country near Mauritania.
The man who ran Libya's extensive spy network and was considered one of the closest confidants of dictator Moammar Gadhafi was indicted in Mauritania on Monday and transferred to a public jail, according to a justice official.
Protesters set themselves on fire in Egypt, Algeria and Mauritania on Monday in apparent copycat self-immolation attempts inspired by the act that helped trigger a popular uprising in Tunisia.
Two Spanish nationals kidnapped nearly nine months ago by an al Qaeda-linked group stepped out of a helicopter to freedom in Burkina Faso's capital Monday where they were greeted by diplomats.
France is "at war" with al Qaeda and will step up efforts to fight the terrorist group's North African offshoot after it executed a French hostage in the Sahara, Prime Minister Francois Fillon said Tuesday.