US-Alabama: Locals trapped under debris due to Tornado

ABC News Rescue workers rushed to free residents in Birmingham, Alabama, on Christmas Day after a tornado swept through the Tuscaloosa/Jefferson County area, destroying several structures and trapping them in debris, officials said.…

Turkey sends in cleansing troops to Kurdish majority town

Libyan News and Other Agencies Explosions and gunfire resounded around the southeastern Turkish town of Cizre on Friday after a clash overnight that the army said killed six Kurdish fighters and one soldier, as a security operation…

Saudi Arabia: Several people killed in hospital fire

France 24 A fire ripped through a hospital in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, killing at least 25 people and injuring 107, the authorities said. The blaze broke out in the intensive care unit and the maternity department of…

Pope prays for Libya and Syria in Christmas Prayer

New York Post VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis issued a Christmas Day prayer that recent U.N.-backed peace agreements for Syria and Libya will quickly end the suffering of their people, denouncing the “monstrous evil” and…

Syria Rebel Group Appoints Successor to Slain Commander

BEIRUT — A Syrian insurgent group whose commander was assassinated by an airstrike near the Syrian capital has appointed a successor, vowing to continue fighting both the Syrian government and the Islamic State group. The…

Yemen clashes, missiles leave truce in tatters

Yemen's ceasefire appeared to have collapsed Friday as government forces seized two towns from rebels and their Saudi-led Arab coalition allies accused insurgents of escalating the conflict by firing ballistic missiles. US President…

Muhammad Ali defends Muslims in the US

Guardian Muhammad Ali hit out against Islamic extremists and Donald Trump’s plan to bar Muslims from entering the United States on Wednesday. “I am a Muslim and there is nothing Islamic about killing innocent people in Paris, San…

Italy’s Far-right Opposes Muslim Swim Class

A swimming pool in northern Italy has supported an initiative by the local Islamic center and announced courses, specially designed for Muslim women. The effort, planned as way of social integration, is not welcomed by Italian…

EU expands Syria sanctions list

LUXEMBOURG: European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to expand sanctions against Syria, adding 16 names and two entities to the blacklist for their role in a “brutal war” against their own people. The move targeted 14…

Official: U.S. will not make Egypt ‘coup’ determination

Washington (CNN) -- The Obama administration will not make a formal determination as to whether the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy by the military was a coup, a senior administration official told CNN's Jill Dougherty on…

Car Bomb Explosion in Damascus

At least seven people were killed and 62 wounded in a car bomb explosion in the Damascus suburb of Jaramana, Syrian state television reported. The condition of several of the wounded was described as "critical".

Thousands take to streets in Tunis

Tunisian opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi was shot dead outside his home in Tunis on Thursday in the second such assassination this year, setting off mass protests against the Islamist-led government in the capital and elsewhere.…

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