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Tripoli airport 'seized by Islamist militia'

Fighters battling nationalist militias say they have taken control of airport in Libyan capital after days of clashes.

Is it time to separate Islam from the Muslim World?

Amidst the ongoing violence in the region, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia prodded Muslims "to stand in the face of those trying to hijack Islam," alluding to the advance of the extremist group, the Islamic State (IS/ISIS). A debate on Islam, however, is exactly what the Muslim world does not need. Show More Summary

Analysis: Sunni-Shi’ite divide threatens to redraw the Middle East map

By: Mohamed Elshinnawi The Sunni-Shi’ite divide playing out in violence in parts of the Middle East is an ancient dispute that traces back to the dawn of Islam. It started some 1,400 years ago with a dispute over leadership for the Muslim community following the death of the Prophet Mohammad. Show More Summary

Iran 'sent soldiers to fight in Iraq'

Hundreds of Iranian troops crossed border to join battle against Islamic State group, sources tell Al Jazeera.

Honduras: A Little Too Much Wishful Thinking, Way Too Many Loudmouths

In an interview published yesterday by Honduras' El Heraldo newspaper with well-known Honduran columnist and political analyst Juan Ramón Martínez, Mr. Martínez explained why he thought the socialist Libre Party is in decline. He attributed...Show More Summary

Lebanon will be the graveyard of ISIS , Geagea warns

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea   told Ash-Sharq al-Awsat that Lebanon will be the graveyard of ISIS fighters if they decide to come here. “Who said ISIS will come to Lebanon or that they are capable of reaching Lebanon? If theyShow More Summary

Israeli Airstrike Destroys Apartment Tower in Gaza

Israeli aircraft fired two missiles at a 12-story apartment tower in downtown Gaza City today, collapsing the building and wounding at least 22 people, including 11 children, witnesses and Palestinian officials said. Israel has launched some 5,000 airstrikes against Gaza in nearly seven weeks of fighting with Hamas, but...

Israeli Airstrike Collapses Gaza Apartment Tower

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli aircraft fired two missiles at a 12-story apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the building, sending a huge fireball into the sky and wounding at least 22 people, including 11 children, witnesses and Palestinian officials said. Israel has launched some 5,000 airstrikes against Gaza in nearly…

Watch Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Compete in China

Chinese mixed martial arts fighters are beating their way out of poverty, the AFP reported

Iraq's north rocked by deadly blasts

Series of car bomb blasts kill at least 18 people in Kirkuk while several people are injured in Erbil.

Dozens killed at gold mine held illegally by Islamist Seleka rebels

At least 25 people have died in a gold mine collapse in the Central African Republic, officials say. The mine, near the city of Bambari, is controlled by mainly Muslim Seleka rebels who are operating it illegally. A senior government official in the capital, Bangui, said the mine did not follow regulations. Show More Summary

Iran refuses to open key base to IAEA

Iranian defence minister says Tehran will not allow UN agency's nuclear inspectors into Parchin base.

Iceland volcano: Bardarbunga eruption sparks red alert

Iceland has issued a red alert to the aviation industry for the Bardarbunga volcano, meaning significant ash emissions are likely. The Icelandic Met Office has warned that a small eruption under an ice cap has begun at Bardarbunga. The...Show More Summary

Google Docs in Amharic: A Security Tool for Ethiopian Bloggers

Cyber Ethiopia explains why Google Docs in Amharic is an important internet security tool for Ethiopian bloggers and how to enable it: The Ethiopian government uses many methods to spy on bloggers, but by far the most invasive involves the covert installation of malware on their computers, which captures keystrokes,...

Merkel: Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity, Including Crimea, “Essential”

While the West appears to have largely acquiesced in Russia's annexation of the Crimea, Merkel insists it belongs to Ukraine.

Egypt calls for open-ended Gaza cease-fire

Egypt on Saturday called for an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, urging the Palestinians and Israel to return to indirect talks. The call from the foreign ministry came shortly after Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo. Show More Summary

US Considers Military Action in Syria

The first signal came earlier this week, in the wake of the James Foley execution, when Joint Chiefs chairman Martin Dempsey said Islamic State militants could not be defeated without taking the fight to them in Syria. Now the White House is considering doing exactly that, according to reports in...

Iceland’s Volcanic Eruptions Could Be a Huge Headache for Air Travel

Iceland said Saturday that an eruption at its Bardarbunga volcano could cause "significant emission of ash into the atmosphere" and changed its aviation alert for the volcano to the highest level of red, four years after Eyjafjallajokul erupted

Iceland volcano triggers air traffic ban

Meteorological Office issues red alert as small subglacial eruption is under way at Bardarbunga volcano.

Balancing Against Bigger Neighbors: Dutch Foreign Policy

Shifting from neutrality to transatlantic engagement, the Dutch have aimed to balance against their bigger neighbors.

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