Maldives President quits ; VP Sworn In

The first democratically elected president of the Maldives resigned Tuesday and was replaced by his vice president after the police and army clashed in the streets of the island nation amid protests over the arrest of a top judge. Mohammed Waheed Hassan, who previously worked as a top UNICEF official, was sworn in as the […]

Baalbeck residents protest in support of Roumieh prison inmates

Several residents of the Sharawneh neighborhood of Baalbeck protested in support of the demands of Roumieh prison inmates. The protesters blocked the western entrance of the city of Baalbeck , set many tires on fire and demanded pardon for the inmates.

Union officials: 11 dead in Tunisia rioting

At least 11 people have died in clashes with security forces in new rioting in the North African country where unrest is in its fourth week, local union officials said Sunday. The Interior Ministry, meanwhile, said eight people were killed over the weekend in the western towns of Thala, and Kasserine. Rioting to protest joblessness […]