Tunisian secularist wins first presidential round, heads for run-off

Tunisian secularist leader Beji Caid Essebsi has narrowly beaten incumbent President Moncef Marzouki in the first round of a landmark presidential election, but the two frontrunners must meet again in a December run-off. The vote for Tunisia’s first directly elected president marks the final step in the North African state’s transition to full democracy following […]

Tunis air to lay off 1700 employees

The state-owned Tunisian Airlines ( Tunis air) will lay off 1,700 workers over the next two years due to financial difficulties, according to a report by the Tunisian official news agency on Friday. This is the first public company in Tunisia to declare its intention to lay off workers, following the toppling of the former […]

Syrian rebels warily accept foreign fighters’ help

The presence of foreign Islamic militants battling Syria’s regime is raising concerns over the possible injection of al-Qaida’s influence into the country’s civil war. Syria’s rebels share some of those misgivings.

14 Suspects in Tripoli’s KFC, Hardee’s attack arrested

14 people have been arrested in the assault on the KFC, Hardee’s fast food outlets and the Serail during protests against an anti-Islam U.S. film last week, according to Tripoli police chief Brig. Gen. Bassam al-Ayyoubi said the 14 suspects had set alight the fast food restaurants and tried to storm the Tripoli Serail

Hezbollah chief makes rare appearance, warns U.S.

Beirut, Lebanon -Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, in a rare appearance before tens of thousands of faithful, said on Monday the United States would face grave repercussions across the Muslim world unless it suppressed a film that demeans the Prophet Mohammad.

Hezbollah chief calls for anti-Islam film protests in Lebanon

The head of Lebanon’s Shi’ite militant group Hezbollah on Sunday called for nationwide protests over a film about the Prophet Muhammad, saying that the United States must be held accountable for creating strife between Muslims and Christians. The call came as Western embassies across the Muslim world remained on high alert

Suspected anti-Islam filmmaker questioned

A man purported to be a filmmaker involved with the anti-Islam video sparking violent unrest in the Middle East and North Africa was escorted by deputies from his Cerritos, Calif., home shortly after midnight Saturday morning, NBCLosAngeles.com reported. Media and law enforcement had been staking out the home at the end of a cul de […]