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Thousands March Against Militias in Libya

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Libyans marched through Libya’s second city, Benghazi, to demand the disbanding of powerful armed gangs, in the wake of the assault that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. At the same time Friday, far fewer supporters of the ultraconservative Salafist group also gathered to protest against a U.S.-made film that mocks […]

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Protests in Sudan Near US Embassy

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Sudan’s capital have clashed with thousands of protesters marching on the U.S. embassy. Video from the scene Friday showed police trying to beat back demonstrators with batons and tear gas. But a number of protesters were able to break through a embassy security perimeter. There are reports of gunfire at the embassy compound. […]

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Protests in Sudan Near US Embassy

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Sudan’s capital have clashed with thousands of protesters heading toward the U.S. embassy. Witnesses said police fired tear gas at the demonstrators, who are protesting a film made in the U.S. deemed offensive to Muslims and the Prophet Muhammad. An embassy employee told VOA the embassy is being protected by more than 200 […]

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Protesters Storm German Embassy in Sudan’s Capital

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters in Sudan’s capital stormed and broke into the German embassy Friday, raising an Islamic flag and setting fires outside the facility. Video from Khartoum showed black smoke rising over the building as demonstrators chanted outside. The German foreign ministry said all embassy staff members were safe. The protest was the latest across the Arab […]

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Protesters Storm German Embassy in Sudan’s Capital

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say protesters have stormed the German embassy in Sudan’s capital and torn down the German flag. Initial reports from Khartoum say the protesters broke into the embassy Friday afternoon, and that part of the facility is on fire. U.S. embassies across the Middle East have been targeted by mobs this week. This is the […]

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Angry Egypt Protesters Tear Down US Embassy Flag

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Demonstrators in Egypt and Libya held anti-U.S. protests Tuesday expressing anger about a U.S.-made film they say is offensive to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. Some 2,000 demonstrators gathered outside the U.S. embassy in Cairo, including Salafist Muslims and feisty soccer fans who were involved in the political protests that brought down the former government. A group […]

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Angry Egypt Protesters Tear Down US Embassy Flag

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Angry Egyptian demonstrators climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and tore down the American flag in protest of a film they say is offensive to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. Some 2,000 demonstrators, largely ultra conservative Islamists, gathered at the embassy Tuesday. Witnesses say the demonstrators tried to raise a black flag with the […]

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Police Kill 30 at South Africa Mine

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s police ministry says at least 30 people were killed Thursday, when officers opened fire on striking workers at a platinum mine. A ministry official said Friday that police opened fire with automatic weapons at the Lonmin PLC mine, about 120 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg. Around 3,000 people have walked off the job in […]

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South Africa Police Fire on Striking Miners, Deaths Reported

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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South African police fired on striking workers at a platinum mine on Thursday, wounding and killing an unspecified number of people. Police fired water cannons and tear gas on the crowd before opening fire with automatic weapons at the Lonmin PLC mine. It is located about 120 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg. A spokesman with the […]

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Malians Rally for Return of Peace, Order

Posted August 12th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of protesters crowded the stadium of Mali’s capital Bamako Sunday to demand government action to re-establish control in the country’s north and restore peace in the western African nation. Many Malians accuse the interim leadership of internal bickering which they say has enabled Islamists groups in the north to take hold. Meanwhile, […]

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