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  • Islamic State opens new anti-U.S. front with beheading video

    BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State's beheading of a U.S. journalist and its threat to "destroy the American cross" suggests it has gained enough confidence seizing large areas of Iraq and Syria to take aim at American targets despite the risks.
  • Italy finds 19 boat migrants dead, saves over 3,500 since Friday: navy

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly 2,000 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East have drowned in the Mediterranean this year, most of them in the past three months as they tried to reach Europe from Libya, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday....

    Italy says two boat migrants die, 1,500 saved as total passes 100,000

    ROME (Reuters) - Two boat migrants died among almost 1,500 rescued by Italy in the last 24 hours, authorities said on Friday as the total number reaching Italian shores this year passed 100,000. Italy's interior minister said it was "proud to be saving...

    Counting Americans of Middle Eastern, North African descent

    WASHINGTON For many Americans, checking the right box on the U.S. Census form is a reflexive gesture, whether it's marking "black," "white," "Hispanic," "Asian," "American Indian" or all of the above. But for Americans of Middle Eastern and North African...

    Algeria arrests 200 Syrian would-be migrants near Libyan border

    ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria has arrested 200 Syrians who had been hoping to reach Italy with the help of Libyan Islamists who had promised to smuggle them by boat, a security source said on Tuesday. Algeria, like other countries in North Africa, is...