On Thursday, Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Laarayedh of the Islamist Ennahda party announced his resignation, following through on a compromise negotiated by the ruling party. His exit comes as the Tunisian constituent assembly prepares to adopt the country’s post-revolution constitution, capping a two-year process. Three years ago on Tuesday, mass[…]
Egyptians have voted on a new constitution, in a ballot widely seen as a referendum on the army’s decision to overthrow former President Mohamed Morsi in July last year. The vote was largely peaceful, but at least 11 people were killed and 28 people wounded across the country during clashes[…]
Iran’s reformers and moderate conservatives welcomed an agreement Monday between Iran and six world powers on how to implement a nuclear deal struck in November, saying it will shore up Iran’s sanctions-hit economy. Hard-liners however inside the Islamic Republic remain opposed. The six-nation group – the five permanent members of[…]
Polls are set to open in Egypt in a constitutional referendum, the first ballot since the military overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and an event likely to spawn a presidential bid by army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Few doubt that Egyptians, who staged mass protests against Morsi’s rule before[…]
The UN, facing its “worst humanitarian crisis” in decades, is seeking a whopping $6.5 billion (4.7 billion euros) to aid Syrians affected by war at a donor’s conference in Kuwait City Wednesday. The UN has described the appeal as the largest ever in its history for a single humanitarian emergency.[…]
More than 25,000 people have fled their homes following a series of eruptions and lava flows from a volcano in Indonesia, an official said Sunday. Mount Sinabung on the western island of Sumatra sent hot rocks and ash up to 5,000 metres (16,000 feet) in the air “several times” on[…]
The United Nations said Thursday the South Sudan conflict death toll is “very substantially” higher than the 1,000 given so far, as it stepped up efforts to shelter civilians. The UN mission in South Sudan has cut all military links with the government army and is ready to act against[…]
Underscoring the crucial role of religion in people’s lives, a recent study has found that practicing a faith combats work stress, keeping employees less vulnerable to sick leaves and depression. “My research shows that religiosity in the workplace may act as a resource, making people more resilient to cope with[…]
More than 10,000 African asylum seekers held a mass demonstration outside the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on Wednesday, in a fourth straight day of protests over immigration policy, police said. “We are refugees, we need protection,” shouted the crowd, which packed the open spaces around the Knesset, or parliament. Police[…]
A French court Wednesday convicted a young woman for wearing a full-face Islamic veil in public and threw out her bid to have the country’s controversial burqa ban declared unconstitutional. Cassandra Belin, 20, was also convicted for insulting and threatening three police officers at the time of her arrest, which[…]
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