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19 Dead in Terrorist Attack in Tunisia

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An Algerian Plane With 116 On Board Has Crashed, Officials Confirm

This is the third major airline incident in one week.
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Terrorism in Africa: An Inside Look At the 3 Most Dangerous African Terrorist Groups

The recent siege at Nairobi's Westgate mall, the massacre at a Nigerian university, and last year's international intervention in Mali bring Africa's insurgencies to international attention.

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The Birthplace of the Arab Spring is Falling Apart

Tunisia, the country where the Arab Spring was born, has seen two political assassinations in the last six months. Now there are mass protests demanding the national legislature be dissolved.
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Al-Qaeda Sees Its Chance in West Africa, and Takes It

Niger is the next domino to fall within the regional crisis that is encompassing West Africa.
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Ansar Al-Sharia: Violent Protests Rock Tunisia, Could an Islamic Insurgency Be Far Behind?

Tensions between the Tunisian government and the Salafists of Ansar Al-Sharia, the main jihadist movement in the country, have seriously built up in the last weeks. Could it explode into war?
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Mali Civil War: French Embassy Bombing Comes After France Asserts Bigger African Role

The bombing of the French Embassy in Libya shows France no longer has the same interests it once did in Africa and will have to deal with the backlash of fighting the spread of extremism.
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Mali War For Freedom Remains a Global Problem

Mali appears ready to begin a new chapter. The future however holds greater challenges than the past.

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Drone Strikes: Obama Sends UAVs to Niger, Makes the Right Move

Obama has deployed drones in Western Africa to help France in their fight against Islamists. Ultimately, it's a good idea.
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Is Nigeria the Next Front in America’s Global War On Terror?

The U.S. military is providing intelligence support to the Nigerian Army and setting up a drone base in Niger as concerns grow over Islamic militant group Boko Haram's activities in Nigeria.
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Mali Conflict: France Doing More Harm Than Good For African Country

The true goal of France’s intervention is not saving the Malians from terrorists, but securing French interests by stripping yet another third world country of its natural resources.
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Al Qaeda Posts Threat Of Imminent, "Shocking" Attacks Online

An author claiming to work with Al-Qaeda has posted a threat of imminent, mass attacks against America and Europe. Are the threats credible?
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U.S. Troops in Mali: America Follows France Into Yet Another Conflict

The mission will support the French military by initially conducting aerial refueling missions, according to the Pentagon.

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Is There a Benghazi-Algeria Terror Link? Report Connects Libya Consulate Attack to Algerian Hostage Crisis

The same militant group behind the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi is also being blamed for the hostage taking in Algeria.
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Clinton Warns of Pandoras Box: Guns Leaked Out of Libya and Into Syria, Algeria

Clinton will finally take questions from members of Congress on Wednesday about the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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Guess Which 8 Countries the U.S. is Waging Secret Drone Campaigns Against?

Do you know all the places where the U.S. currently deploys drones to wage shadow wars against an undeclared enemy?
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Algerian Hostage Situation: Al Qaeda-Linked Battalion Of Blood Blamed

The brazen taking of hostages in Algerian by a group linked to Al-Qaeda is one of the biggest terrorist hostage abductions in decades.
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No Word On Fate of Hostages As Algerian Military Struggles To Seize BP Facility

Algerian authorities are still trying to reclaim the BP facility where as many as 41 foreign hostages and an indeterminate amount of native workers were kidnapped Wednesday by Islamic militants.

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Algerian Hostage Crisis Latest Updates: Many Hostages Dead, Possible Explosion At BP Facility

A BP plant taken by Islamic militants on Wednesday was attacked by Algerian military forces, resulting in the deaths of up to 35 hostages and 15 militants. Operations are underway.
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Algerian Hostage Crisis: Massacre at BP Plant, 34 Foreign Hostages Killed

34 foreign hostages and 14 militants have been killed in an attempt to liberate the hostages taken at a BP plant in Algeria - likely including some of the 7 Americans.
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Americans Kidnapped By Islamic Rebels May Be Act of Revenge For Algerian Support of French Attack On Mali

Seven Americans and dozens of other foreign nationals have been kidnapped by Islamic rebels in Algeria in apparent retaliation for that country's support of French anti-rebel operations in Mali.
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Hostage Crisis in Algeria: Americans Taken By Al Qaeda-Linked Militants

The attack is reportedly in retaliation for Western action against Islamic insurgents in the neighboring country of Mali.
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Mali Civil War: French Forces Strike Islamist Fighters

The crisis in Mali took a decisive turn on Friday when French warplanes struck at positions in the north of the country held by Islamist forces.

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Al Qaeda and the Arab Spring: Balancing Threats and Opportunities

Al-Qaeda's recent criticism of the Egyptian president highlights its impotence in the face of democratic political culture; it also underlines its advantages in failed states.
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Ramadan 2012: 11 Arab Countries That Oppress Their People During the Holy Month

Ramadan in the Arab world is about governments forcing more people to either be more religious.
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July 4 Around the World: 8 Occupied Nations Who Still Cannot Celebrate Their Independence

Palestine, Quebec and Scotland -- these nations have different connotations of what independence day means.
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Moroccan Sahara Conflict: Why Disputed Territory Should Remain With Morocco

For all those who doubt Morocco's control of the Sahara , here's the history which proves that the Sahara has belonged to Morocco since the dawn of history.