(Reuters) – Northern Ireland’s worst period of violence since a 1998 peace deal ended three decades of conflict has highlighted just how fragile that accord is and raised fears that the province cannot fully emerge from its bloody past. Petrol bombs and guns returned to the streets of Belfast after a vote by local councilors to end a century-old tradition… Read more →
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Protesters in support of the Arab Spring-inspired reform movement gathered near the Jordanian capital’s Husseini mosque on Friday to commemorate the second anniversary of the organization. Protesters chanted slogans requesting true reforms from the government and asking for the end of corruption in the country. These latest protests come in the run up to… Read more →
2012 was packed full of events. Here’s a look back at the memorable moments of the past year.
Supporters and opponents of Egypt’s controversial draft constitution clash on the streets of Alexandria on the eve of voting.
Disgusted by Westboro Baptist’s plans to picket a vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the hacker collective is waging a cyber war against the hate-mongering religious group. The Topeka, Kan.-based church has announced its plan to come to Connecticut to protest memorials and funerals over the state’s 2008 legalization of gay marriage. Phelps-Roper @DearShirley Westboro… Read more →
(Reuters) – Security at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya was grossly inadequate to deal with a September 11 attack that killed a U.S. ambassador and three others because of failures within the State Department, an official inquiry found on Tuesday. In a scathing assessment, the review cited “leadership and management” deficiencies at two department offices, poor coordination among officials… Read more →
Mohammed Morsi may be the president of Egypt, but it’s the Muslim Brotherhood that appears to be calling the shots. The Islamist group waited decades for a shot at power in the country and it isn’t about to yield without a fight. He calls himself Sharif. He is a young man without a beard who wears a hoodie and athletic shoes. He doesn’t… Read more →
A Fox News contributor was punched in the face during a pro-union protest Tuesday in Michigan, one of a series of confrontations between union demonstrators and opponents on the day the state Legislature approved so-called “right to work” legislation that unions oppose. Steven Crowder, a conservative comedian and Fox News contributor, had spent the day questioning demonstrators, and video he… Read more →
http://www.euronews.com/ Filling stations in Italy have stopped pumping fuel in a strike that will deprive motorists of petrol and diesel until Friday morning. Station managers argue that government policies favour the big oil-companies at the expense of smaller distributors. Talks between retailers and the Industry Ministry broke down on Monday.
Members of the Muslim Brotherhood are resorting to vigilante justice in Egypt’s power struggle. During clashes with opponents of President Mohammed Morsi last Wednesday night, the Islamists took prisoners and tortured them with beatings. Eyewitness reports suggest that the police tolerated the attacks. The Islamists got hold of Mohammed Omar just as he was delivering bandages to a gas station… Read more →