- Kurds At the Crossroads: Regional Unrest Raises The Stakes For Sovereignty
September 18 2012 6:07 AM
Kurdish rebels of the PKK in Turkey have seen an increase in bloody clashes with the Turkish military, according to Prime Minister Erdogan. It's another indication that regional upheavals are raising the stakes in what was already a complicated bid for the sovereignty of Kurdistan.
- Anti-'Innocence of Muslim' Protests Expand, Suspected Filmmaker Nakoula Taken In For Questioning
September 17 2012 11:46 AM
The man suspected to be Sam Bacile, the director behind the anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims," Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, was taken in for questioning on Saturday by the L.A. police. Meanwhile, protests in Afghanistan and Jakarta turned violent, and Al-Qaeda called last week's bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens a "great event."
- Libya - Doomed from Day One
September 17 2012 4:02 AM
People often ask me why the West doesn't attempt a Libya-style intervention in Syria. After all, things are going so well in Libya. Oil production is up. But oil production is merely a mirage, as is security in Libya, which was doomed from the day one PG (post-Gaddafi) because of the way it was "liberated". Last Wednesday, US envoy to Libya Christopher Stevens was killed along with three other American diplomats in a rocket attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.
- At Least 14 Dead As Muslim Protests Spread To 20 Countries
September 16 2012 1:54 PM
The protests, ignited over a low-budget American-produced video that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad, have spread across the world from France to Indonesia.
- Muslim Protesters Clash With Police In Sydney As Obama Grapples With Middle East Unrest
September 15 2012 1:27 PM
The violence and widespread protests that have plagued Cairo and sections of the Middle East spread into Sydney, Australia Saturday as police clashed with hundreds of angry demonstrators.
- 'Innocence of Muslims': Could Actors Sue Over Anti-Muslim Re-Writes?
September 14 2012 4:53 PM
The actors who appeared in the Islamophobic movie that set off violent protests across the Middle East have maintained that they thought they were making a simple adventure movie set in Biblical times. Some entertainment law experts say the actors might have grounds to sue the filmmaker who duped them.
- Turkey Clamps Down On Border Control, Leaving Syrian Refugees In A Lurch
September 14 2012 4:12 PM
Turkey is increasing security along its southern border while it tries to get a handle on the stream of refugees fleeing Syria's bloody conflict.
- More Voters Say Democrats Are Tough On Terrorism: Poll
September 14 2012 1:53 PM
The poll, conducted a week before the wave of attacks on U.S. consulates in the Middle East, found voters believe Democrats are just as formidable as Republicans when it comes to protecting the U.S. from terrorism.
- Anti-"Innocence of Muslim" Protests Persist In Muslim World; Filmmaker "Sam Bacile" Now In Hiding
September 14 2012 11:54 AM
Two days after the death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, anti-"Innocence of Muslim" protests continue in Cairo, Yemen, Sudan, and other parts of the Muslim world, as world leaders appeal for calm.
- Google Blocking Access To ‘Innocence Of Muslims’ In Middle East, India
September 14 2012 11:23 AM
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), the No. 1 search engine, said it’s blocked access to the controversial “Innocence of Muslims”on YouTube in countries with large Muslim populations, including India, Libya and Egypt. But Afghanistan's government blocked all access to YouTube, claiming the video is offensive.
- At NYC Vigil For Former Libya Ambassador Stevens, A Syrian Flag And A Muslim Cause
September 14 2012 11:18 AM
A group of Syrian Americans gathered for an emergency vigil on Thursday for U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, who lost his life in a violent attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday.
- Mideast Unrest Over Anti-Islam Film Spreads, But Leaders And Some Civilians Sympathize With US
September 13 2012 4:29 PM
Another U.S. embassy was attacked on Thursday, this time in Yemen, but despite the slight spread of anti-American protests, several world leaders, not to mention their citizens, have come out in support of the U.S.
- The Honored Dead: Other Ambassadors And Diplomats Killed In The Line Of Service
September 12 2012 1:12 PM
The death of US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three members of his staff in Benghazi is a tragedy, and they join a long line of diplomats who died representing their nations.
- Why We Are Not Posting Sam Bacile’s “Innocence of Muslims” Video
September 12 2012 11:28 AM
Sam Bacile's poorly-made YouTube trailer for the movie "Innocence of Muslims" has gone viral in the Middle East, resulting in protests that killed four Americans in Libya on Tuesday. While it is not directly responsible for those deaths, it is a provocative, tasteless effort.
- Villepin, Not Again! Scam Allegations Won't Disappear For Former French Presidential Hopeful
September 12 2012 6:13 AM
Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin can't catch a break. Magistrates called him in for questioning on Tuesday regarding his alleged links to allegedly corrupt businessman Regis Bulot.
- OPEC Oil Output Climbs to 31.54 Million Barrels per Day
September 12 2012 3:54 AM
Crude oil output from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) climbed by 90,000 barrels per day (b/d) in August to 31.54 million b/d as increases from Angola, Iraq, Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) outstripped decreases from Algeria and Iran, a Platts survey of OPEC and oil industry officials and analysts showed Tuesday. This follows July production of 31.45 million b/d and leaves OPEC overproducing its 30 million b/d ceiling by 1.54 million b/d.
- US Embassy Attacks And Bombings: A Recent History
September 11 2012 4:37 PM
US embassies all over the world have a history of being attacked, bombed, and otherwise abused by terrorist or insurgent groups.
- EU Bites the Hand that Feeds It: Gazprom Will Bite Back
September 11 2012 2:06 PM
Gazprom has Europe's natural gas market in a stranglehold and Europe is attempting to fight back, first with a raid last year on the Russian giant's offices and then with a probe launched earlier this week against its allegedly illicit efforts to control the EU's natural gas supplies.
- Turkish PM: 'We Will Host Al-Hashemi As Long As He Wants'
September 11 2012 10:47 AM
Turkey's Prime Minister said on Tuesday that exiled Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi will not be extradited to Iraqi to face the death penalty.
- Where Are They Now: The Key Players On Both Sides of 9/11, And What Happened After
September 10 2012 3:45 PM
Eleven years later, the men at the forefront of both sides of the 9/11 attacks are variously retired, in jail, or dead.