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Orlando SentinelA group of U.S. Muslims and Arab-Americans are visiting the North African country of Morocco this week to talk with that nation's government and civil organizations about strengthening democracy, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations....
An ominous and gripping score diffused through the theatre as light passing through prison bars was reflected on the curtain. As the curtain rose and the lights dimmed, one was, all at once, thrust into the world of the Louisiana State Penitentiary’...
Tunisian political leaders tapped a new prime minister Friday, choosing the head of a crucial and controversial ministry to form a new government for the divided North African nation. Ali Larayedh steps into the role at a tense time for Tunisia....
Morocco dropped by. I wasn't expecting a North African kingdom, but company is always welcome. Especially such charming company — those cinnamon-warm spices, those lush stews and that habit of pressing savory against sweet. Intoxicating. And no...
Tags: Cinnamon, Pies and Tarts, Butter, Parsley, Onions
SLS Las Vegas, a trendy resort to be built on the grounds of the former Sahara, is scheduled to open in fall 2014 and promises to bring several Southern California clubs and restaurants to the Nevada desert. The former Sahara has been surrounded by...
Tags: Media Industry, Los Angeles Hotels
St. Valentine's Day is a strange, mixed-up holiday. For one thing, hardly anyone refers to it as St. Valentine's Day, but that is because we live in a secular world where the foundation of faith has been worn away by the eroding pressure of commercial...
As President Barack Obama begins his second term, he faces a series of Middle East challenges far more daunting than when he began his presidency in 2009. These problems include: •what to do about the Arab-Israeli conflict, with peace talks between...
French troops backing a Mali government campaign to retake the northern half of the country from Islamic militants have been cheered as liberators since their convoys rolled into historic Timbuktu this week and hundreds of paratroopers dropped from the...
Tags: United Nations, Mali, Religion and Belief, France, Terrorism
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama begins his second term straining to maintain a good relationship with Egypt, an important U.S. ally whose president is a conservative Islamist walking a fine line between acting as a moderate peace broker and...
WASHINGTON -- Republicans wanted nothing more than to summon Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Capitol Hill and grill her about the tragic fiasco in Benghazi. Sadly for them, they got their wish. Clinton's smooth and confident performance at...
Tags: Mali, Religion and Belief, Politics, Benghazi, Ron Johnson
Algerian forces claimed a decisive victory this weekend over al-Qaida-affiliated Islamist militants who took over a giant natural gas plant near the country's border with Mali last week and threatened to kill hostages and blow up the facility. But the...
Tags: Mali, Coup d'Etat, France, Unrest, Conflicts and War, Rebellions
Nearly a year after a Moroccan teen took her life after being wed to her rapist, the country is poised to change a law allowing "seducers" to escape prosecution by marrying their victims. Rights activists were heartened by Justice Minister Mustapha...
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