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Rights Group: Mali Islamists Using Child Soldiers

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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A human rights group says Islamist militants who control northern Mali are using hundreds of child soldiers, some as young as 11. Human Rights Watch says the children are being used — in violation of international law — both for military purposes and to enforce the militants’ harsh version of Sharia, or Islamic law. It […]

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Islamic Extremists Seize Town in Northern Mali

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Islamic extremists have seized a town in northern Mali, close to government-controlled territory. Witnesses in Douentza say members of the group calling itself the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa entered the town early Saturday morning and disarmed a local militia. No violence was reported, but one Islamist leader tells the Associated Press […]

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White House Defends Meeting with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House has defended Thursday meetings between mid-level officials from the U.S. National Security Agency and representatives of Egypt’s Islamist political party, Muslim Brotherhood. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters the United States in engaging with a variety of Egypt’s emerging political groups as the country’s political situation evolves following last year’s ouster […]

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Tunisian Police Use Teargas Against Islamist Protesters

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Tunisian police used teargas Sunday to disperse hundreds of Islamists protesting a law barring women who wear the full-face veil from enrolling in university, and a television station’s decision to broadcast a film they said denigrates Islam. An Interior Ministry spokesman said police blocked the attackers – who were armed with stones, knives and batons […]

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