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15 Christian Worshippers Dead In Nigeria, Latest In Series Of Attacks

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2012 | Religion

* At least 15 killed in attacks * No claim of responsibility * Boko Haram has attacked churches in northern Nigeria ...

The Death of Khalil Ibrahim, Darfur Rebel Leader

Rob Crilly | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Rob Crilly

The government of Sudan has reported the death of Khalil Ibrahim, leader of the Justice and Equality Movement, the largest and most powerful of Darfur's rebel groups.

War Is Over. What Next?

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

To mark the milestone of the last American troops to leave Iraq, I'd like to take a wider view and look at the entire region, post-Saddam and post-Arab Spring.

Religious Right and Politics -- From Iowa to Cairo

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 02.15.2012 | World
Parvez Ahmed

The nexus between politics and religion has been on the rise globally for quite some time now. It is an irony that it is the religious right in each country that often expresses the most misgivings about the rise of the religious right in other countries.

'Arab Spring:' Live by the Media, Die by the Media

Dovid Efune | Posted 01.16.2012 | Media
Dovid Efune

It is still unclear and appearing increasingly unlikely that the popular Arab uprisings of last spring will amount to any significant progress towards the creation of free and open societies.

Fall of the Gaddafi Regime: A Brief Analysis

Joshua Gleis | Posted 12.28.2011 | World
Joshua Gleis

While the post-Gaddafi state of Libya is only now beginning to take shape, the consequences of the fall of one of the world's most brutal dictators are being felt around the world.

Will the Islamists Win in Egypt Too?

Hoda Osman | Posted 12.26.2011 | World
Hoda Osman

I believe in respecting the choice of the people. We wanted democracy. Here's the caveat: it comes at a price. You won't always be happy with election results, but you will learn to accept them.

The Death of Bin Laden a Definite Game Changer Maybe

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

These events could be a game changer, not just for Obama's presidency but for U.S. foreign policy as well, or they could become another excuse to keep doing the same thing.

Friday Talking Points [154] -- Egypt Rising

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

While Egypt's future is uncertain, the feeling of optimism among the people who succeeded in demanding change is palpable today. It wouldn't surprise me if February 11th becomes an Egyptian national holiday in the future.

Democracy's Drawback

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

America is a strong supporter of democracy worldwide. Except, of course, when we aren't. That piece of doublethink is the heart of the conundrum in which we now find ourselves in Egypt.

The Race for Primacy in the Middle East

Shai Baitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shai Baitel

What we are witnessing is nothing less than the seminal competition over the heart of the Arab/Muslim world. Two regional players are in an epic battle for the same goal, albeit from fundamentally different angles to advance totally different agendas.

Egyptian Clampdown on Press Freedom Gaining Pace

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Noted, controversial media figures critical of the Egyptian regime are being sacked ahead of legislative elections in November.

Washington In A War Of Words On How To Label Terrorists

Religion News Service | By Maggie Hyde | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Maggie Hyde Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) In addition to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Obama administration is fighting on anothe...

Being a Muslim Today

Humaira Awais Shahid | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Humaira Awais Shahid

Today, every Muslim is asking himself some questions -- questions that have been pending with the Muslims for decades and centuries. What does being a...

The Real Culture Wars: A Funny Kind of Fear

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ashley Rindsberg

When precisely nothing is on the line, we're all for freedom of speech. But when someone makes a threat against two guys who make cartoons for a living, well, stop the presses!

Turkey Uncovered: The Iran Vote and Beyond

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elcin Poyrazlar

Some people like to portray Turkey as a more independent actor on the world stage and an emerging regional power. Yes, Turkey is becoming more independent but by breaking away from the west.

Sex, Lies and Islamist Videotape?

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elcin Poyrazlar

It sounds like the powers in place are using authoritarian tricks to stay in office. The whole Baykal sex tape story is novel for Turkey, but it's worryingly reminiscent of countries like Russia.

Pakistan Insurgents Stage Comeback In Tribal Area

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KHAR, Pakistan (Associated Press) -- Pakistani troops killed eight Islamist militants Tuesday in an Afghan border region where insurgents are staging ...

Islam4UK, Islamist Group, Banned In United Kingdom

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The British government banned an Islamist group notorious for glorifying al-Qaida and tied to terror plots at home and abroad, but its ...

Exorcising America's Diplomatic Demons

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

What we need is for Obama to pull a Nixon and attempt to cut a deal with Tehran as well as with competing forces in Afghanistan that meets their nationalist aspirations and our security interests.

Problems of Terminology: Fighters, Rebels, Islamists, Jihadists, Insurgents, Militants?

Alex Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Thurston

What kind of language should American bloggers use in writing on foreign affairs, particularly regarding combat zones like Afghanistan and Somalia?

Post-Election Iran: What America Must Do Now

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The Iranian Republic requires American antagonism to uphold its regional influence and its stranglehold on the Iranian people - the United States should deprive it of this gift.

Getting Real on Shariah

M. Zuhdi Jasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
M. Zuhdi Jasser

Until Muslims are able to separate mosque and state, the slippery slope of Islamic supremacy will be a constant regardless of how deceptively modern \Shariah is.