Society

Tunisians receive Nobel Peace Prize amid state of emergency - 12/09/2015

OSLO, NORWAY, Pierre-Henry Deshayes with Mounir Souissi in Tunis- The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded Thursday to four civil society groups who led Tunisia's transition to democracy, though the...

Paris attacks claim Tunisian sisters celebrating a birthday - 11/26/2015

TUNIS, TUNISIA- Two Tunisian sisters living in France were among at least 128 people killed in Paris after travelling there to celebrate a birthday, officials and media said Saturday. The women, aged...

Yazidis burn Muslim homes in Iraq's Sinjar: witnesses - 11/16/2015

ARBIL, IRAQ- Members of Iraq's Yazidi minority, which was brutally attacked by the Islamic State group, looted and burned Muslim homes in Sinjar after its recapture from the jihadists, witnesses said...

Corbynmania: feeling the online love for new Labour leader - 09/13/2015

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- The rise of Jeremy Corbyn from fringe socialist to new leader of Britain's opposition Labour party has unleashed a wave of "Corbynmania" ranging from devoted fandom to...

Pope says never again, recalling 'horrific' WWII atomic bombings - 08/10/2015

VATICAN CITY, HOLY SEE- Pope Francis said Sunday that the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings still evoked "horror and revulsion" 70 years on and called for a ban on nuclear arms and weapons of mass...

Authorities block colours festival in southern Iraq - 08/08/2015

BASRA, IRAQ- Authorities blocked a colours festival in southern Iraq, using concrete barriers to close off the park where it was to be held, an AFP journalist reported. The festival in the port city...

UAE to try 41 on charges of seeking 'caliphate' - 08/02/2015

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Taieb Mahjoub- The United Arab Emirates is to try 41 people for allegedly seeking to overthrow the government to set up an Islamic State group-style caliphate in the...

Facebook ready to test Internet-beaming drones - 07/31/2015

MENLO PARK, UNITED STATES, Sophie Estienne- Facebook on Thursday said it is ready to begin test flights of a high-altitude drone designed to provide Internet access to remote locations of the world....

Morocco arrests two over anti-gay beating - 07/02/2015

RABAT, MOROCCO- Moroccan police said Wednesday that two suspects have been arrested after a crowd attacked a presumed homosexual in public because of his appearance. "Two suspects have been arrested...

Alabama lowers Confederate flag after Charleston massacre - 06/25/2015

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, Robert Macpherson- The Confederate battle flag was taken down Wednesday outside Alabama's state legislature as Americans increasingly shun the Civil War-era symbol after...
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