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Kuwaiti hard-liners object to mixed-company cafes

10/28/2013 12:39am
One of the traditional pleasures of the Middle East _ leisurely puffing on a water pipe filled with aromatic tobacco _ has become ensnared in another of the region's customs: that of Islamic conservatives decrying what they see as liberal Western decadence.

Beleaguered Syrian Christians fear future

10/28/2013 12:56pm
Sami Amir is used to the deep echoing rumble of the Syrian army artillery pounding rebel positions on the outskirts of Damascus. It's the thump of mortars launched from an Islamist-controlled neighborhood that scares him to death.

Algeria arrests militant support network

10/28/2013 1:40pm
Algeria's state news agency has announced the arrest of some 20 people accused of supporting armed Islamic groups along the country's border with Tunisia.

Israel: Nuclear armed Iran is threat to Africa

10/28/2013 1:57pm
Israel's prime minister has told Nigeria's president that a nuclear armed Iran threatens Africa.