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 […]

Former president Bush battling ‘stubborn fever’ remains in ICU

Former President George H.W. Bush remains in the intensive care unit of Houston’s Methodist Hospital on Thursday, after battling a bronchitis-like cough and fever for over a month. Doctors say his condition is improving since he suffered a setback on Christmas Day but also say they are having trouble keeping the former president’s fever under […]

UN envoy calls for a Syrian transitional government

International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has called for “real change” in war-torn Syria and the installation of a transitional government with full powers until elections can be held. The envoy unveiled his initiative in Damascus on Thursday as Russia, the most powerful ally of Syria’s government, denied

What Will Post-Assad Syria Look Like?

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has shown surprising staying power in the vicious civil war that’s been grinding on for nearly two years. One reason for its endurance is the contrast between its overwhelming advantage in firepower — which it has used with utter disregard for non-combatants’ lives — and numbers. By contrast, the disparate […]

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 […]