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2 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Facing Islamist threats, some Arab nations tilt toward Israel

Between the war in Gaza and gains by Islamic militants in Iraq, Syria and Libya, there's plenty of cause these days for pessimism about the Middle East.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Africa, Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak

6 hrs ago | Democracy Now

Headlines for August 28, 2014

The U.S. and Ukrainian governments are accusing Russia of launching a new cross-border operation to back separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine .


Related Topix: Prison, World News, Ukraine, Africa, US News, Liberal Political News

10 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

U.S. oil surge restrains prices despite heightened global turmoil

Oil field workers drill into the Gypsum Hills near Medicine Lodge, Kansas, using horizontal drilling and a technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," to coax out oil and gas.


Related Topix: Medicine Lodge, KS, World News, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), Iraq, Middle East, Africa

14 hrs ago |

UN to act on Libya militia leaders

The UN Security Council has passed a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Libya and sanctions against those involved in the surge in violence there between rival militias.


Related Topix: Africa, World News

Wed Aug 27, 2014

American Reporter

On Native GroundIS the 2012 Election the Last Gasp of White Male Privilege?

As a onetime foreign correspondent who wrote from places like Northern Ireland, Iran, Pakistan, India, Vietnam and the Philippines, I see the riots in Cairo, the assassination in Benghazi and the friction in U.S-Israeli relations as part of one picture: a portrait of the Middle Eastern world preparing for war between Iran and Israel.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Africa, Travel, Libya Travel, Egypt, Sudan Travel, Sudan Travel, Africa Travel

Foreign Policy

A Dirty Hyphenated Word

Nation-building is the only thing that can fix Libya and Syria. So why has President Obama basically ruled it out? This month, in an interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, President Barack Obama expressed regret over not doing more to rebuild Libya after the overthrow of Muammar al-Qaddafi in 2011.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

United Nations

Recent Libya fighting - unprecedented in gravity,' warns outgoing UN envoy

Tarek Mitri delivers his final address as the Secretary-General's Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya .


Related Topix: Africa, World News,

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

James Foley vigil in Milwaukee

U.S. journalist James Foley arrives with fellow reporter Clare Gillis , after being released by the Libyan government, at Rixos hotel in Tripoli, in this picture taken May 18, 2011.


Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, World News, Africa, Marquette University

Cybercast News Service

Italy recovers 24 bodies in deadliest refugee days

Another 24 bodies were recovered Tuesday from an overturned fishing boat off Italy's southern coast as would-be refugees fleeing increasing instability in Libya saw their deadliest few days this year with more than 300 drowned.


Related Topix: Europe, Italy, World News, Boat Disaster, Africa


Libya: After Gaddafi and before its fragmentation

Libya, one of the major oil producing countries of world is virtually leading to the state of fragmentation.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), North Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom,

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Democracy Now

Vijay Prashad: 2011 NATO Bombing of Libya Led to Rise of Militias Now Fighting for Oil-Rich Land

On Monday, the Libyan Parliament that was replaced in an election in June reconvened and chose an Islamist-backed deputy as the new prime minister.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Trinity College, US News, Liberal Political News

Cybercast News Service

Pentagon: Egypt, UAE Attacking Islamists in Libya Differs From US Bombing ISIS in IraqCNS

The United States does not support Egyptian and Emirati airstrikes against Islamist militias in Libya because the U.S. believes the crisis in Libya must be resolved politically and without outside interference, a Department of Defense spokesman said Tuesday.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, US Military, US Navy

National Public Radio

Libya's Crisis: A Shattered Airport, Two Parliaments, Many Factions

Islamist fighters in the Libya Dawn coalition guard at the entrance of the Tripoli International Airport on Sunday.


Related Topix: World News, Africa

NewsOn6 Tulsa

UN envoy opposes foreign intervention in Libya

Attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana are set defend their states' gay marriage bans before a federal appeals court in Chicago.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Wisconsin, Wedding, Air Accidents, Case Western Reserve University

The Washington Post


And here I thought his job was to ask probing questions. Chuck Todd reimagines journalism: "I think the job for all of us particularly in political reporting is to demystify Washington for the American public but then also try to translate the American public's frustration for out of touch Washington people."


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Syria, Middle East, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Sports

In-depth Africa

Libya Under Siege

While media attention has focused of late on the so-called Islamic State , which has seized large swaths of territory in Syria and northern Iraq, jihadists are also on the march in Libya.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, United Arab Emirates, Middle East

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Russia Taday

Death of James Foley: A lot of questions, no answers

Nadezhda Kevorkova is a war correspondent who has covered the events of the Arab Spring, military and religious conflicts around the world, and the anti-globalization movement.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Journalism, Prison, Opinion

Egypt, UAE Carry Out Secret Airstrikes Against Libyan Rebels

Airstrikes by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were launched against anti-government militias in Libya last week, four senior U.S. officials revealed Monday.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, United Arab Emirates, Middle East,

Cybercast News Service

Troubled Libya now faces dueling governments

Libya's past, Islamist-dominated parliament reconvened Monday and voted to disband the country's current interim government, defying voters who elected its opponents to take over amid ceaseless fighting by rival militias.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi),


100 African Migrants Drown Off Libyan Coast

An official with Libya's coast guard says at least 100 African migrants trying to reach Europe have drowned off the coast near the capital, Tripoli.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Boat Disaster