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US Cancels Conference on Nuke-Free Mideast

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says a conference on banning nuclear weapons in the Middle East will not be held because of current conditions in the region. The announcement comes amid a flare up in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza, civil war in Syria and an unsettled political situation in Egypt. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said […]

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Pakistan Protesters March on US Consulate

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Pakistanis protesting an anti-Islam video produced in the United States have clashed with police as they tried to march toward the U.S. Consulate in the southern city of Karachi. Police fired tear gas and water cannon at the demonstrators Sunday as they approached the heavily guarded consulate. Karachi police chief Iqbal Mehmood said […]

Pakistan Protesters March on US Consulate

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Pakistanis protesting an anti-Islam video produced in the United States have clashed with police as they tried to march toward the U.S. Consulate in the southern city of Karachi. Police fired tear gas and water cannon at the demonstrators Sunday as they approached the heavily guarded consulate. Karachi police chief Iqbal Mehmood said […]

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US Pulls Embassy Staff Amid al-Qaida Calls for Violence

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. has ordered the departure of all non-essential personnel and the families of diplomats from its embassies in Sudan and Tunisia. The State Department order Saturday also warned U.S. citizens against travel to the two countries because of concerns about rising anti-American violence. A U.S. made, anti-Muslim film prompted a wave of protests and […]

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Al-Qaida Calls for More Violence Against US Embassies

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen is calling for more violence against American embassies after days of deadly protests against a U.S.-made anti-Muslim film. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula says it wants the fires to blaze at U.S. embassies across the Arab world. Some parts of the Muslim world returned to calm Saturday after violence that left […]

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Al-Qaida Calls for More Violence Against US Embassies

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen is calling for more violence against American embassies after days of deadly protests against a U.S.-made anti-Muslim film. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula says it wants the fires to blaze at U.S. embassies across the Arab world. Some parts of the Muslim world returned to calm Saturday after violence that left […]

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Anger Over Anti-Islam Film Simmering

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Calm is returning to parts of the Muslim world after days of sometimes violent and deadly protests over an anti-Islamic video posted on the Internet. Firefighters in Egypt Saturday doused small fires dotting Cairo’s Tahrir Square, sending plumes of smoke into the air. The clean-up followed a night of clashes between demonstrators and police that […]

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U.S. Authorities Question Man Allegedly Behind Anti-Islam Film

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal probation officers have briefly questioned Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man allegedly behind the controversial film that sparked violent protests in the Muslim world. On Saturday, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said Nakoula took part in a voluntary interview for possible probation violations stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction. “He was […]

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Anger Over Anti-Islam Film Simmering

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Calm is returning to parts of the Muslim world after days of sometimes violent and deadly protests over an anti-Islamic video posted on the Internet. Firefighters in Egypt Saturday doused small fires dotting Cairo’s Tahrir Square, sending plumes of smoke into the air. The clean-up followed a night of clashes between demonstrators and police that […]

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U.S. Authorities Question Man Allegedly Behind Anti-Islam Film

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. probation officials in California have questioned the man allegedly behind the controversial film that sparked violent protests in the Muslim world. Sheriff’s officials said Saturday that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was questioned in Cerritos near his home for possible probation violations stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction. They say the terms of his probation […]

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