• Two soldiers killed in Tunisia hunt for Qaeda-linked group

     
     
    TUNIS — A roadside bomb killed two Tunisian soldiers on Thursday in the mountainous border region near Algeria where security forces have been hunting Al-Qaeda linked fighters, with the government warning of a “dangerous evolution.”

    “At around 7:45 …

  • Egypt’s Azhar aims to recover Qur'an manuscript

     
     
    CAIRO — Egypt’s Al-Azhar institute said on Thursday that legal measures were under way to recover a Qur'anic manuscript taken from Cairo in the 18th century during Napoleon’s invasion.

    French auction house Osenat withdrew the manuscript after the …

  • Iraq blasts kill five amid violence spike

     
     
    BAGHDAD — Three bombings in Baghdad, including a car bomb in a market, killed five people Thursday, the latest in a surge in Iraq violence that has sparked fears of a revival of all-out sectarian war. Twin roadside …

  • Unrest highlights PM, president rivalry

     
     
    ANKARA — Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Abdullah Gul have strongly differing lines on Turkey’s mass protests, throwing a spotlight on their growing rivalry ahead of next year’s elections when both could potentially run for the presidency, …

  • Arabs seek reassurances from Iran on atomic reactor safety

     
     
    VIENNA — Arab Gulf states sought reassurances from Iran at a UN nuclear agency meeting this week over the safety of its only atomic energy plant, which is located in an earthquake-prone coastal area, diplomats said on Thursday.…

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