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  • New warning systems appear to work amid Indonesia tsunami scare

     
    Warning and monitoring systems put in place after the 2004 Asian tsunami appeared to work well Wednesday after an 8.7-magnitude earthquake that struck roughly the same area off Indonesia, said officials, civic groups and citizens in affected areas....
  • In politics, don't put the blame on dames or their names

     
    Is our California democracy more democratic than Iraq's? Than Tunisia's? If you answered "yes, of course," does that mean that a proposed ballot measure I'll describe in a moment will fly with Californians? I doubt it, but here's the back......
  • Doyle McManus: Middle East hopes and fears

    Doyle McManus: Middle East hopes and fears
    We may be the world's only remaining superpower, but we've been a secondary factor in the wave of change sweeping the Arab world. Tunisia held its revolution without American help, unless you count Facebook and Twitter. In Egypt, President Obama probably...
  • Doyle McManus: Al Qaeda's very bad year

    Doyle McManus: Al Qaeda's very bad year
    Al Qaeda is having a very bad year. And from the terrorists' standpoint, the death of Osama bin Laden isn't even the worst of it. The biggest potential blow is the spread of democratic politics in the Arab world. If it succeeds, Al Qaeda will be...
  • McManus: Mosque and state

    McManus: Mosque and state
    At a conference two years ago, I sat in on a meeting between U.S. officials and young Islamist politicians from Tunisia, Jordan and other countries in the Middle East. The Islamists wanted to know: Would the Americans allow them to run in free elections,...
  • U.N. chief calls on Syria to stop killings as Assad issues amnesty

     
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to end the crackdown against a 10-month-old uprising that has left thousands dead. Ban's strong comments on Sunday came as Assad offered amnesty to protesters and army...
  • West urged to accept rising Islamist political power in Arab world

     
    Human Rights Watch has urged Western countries to accept the new reality that Islamist parties are the rising political powers following the toppling of secular autocratic regimes in Arab Spring countries....
  • Hamas leader may step down

     
    Khaled Meshal, who has served as leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas since 2004, plans to step down as political chief of the Gaza Strip-based organization, according to a statement from the group Saturday....
  • Egypt security forces crack down on scattered protests

    Egypt security forces crack down on scattered protests
    The Obama administration urged key Mideast ally Egypt to heed calls for political reform even as security forces tightened their grip on pockets of rebellion in the capital that persisted a day after unprecedented nationwide protests. The Egyptian...
  • Asylum claims hit record high from Syria, Tunisia, Ivory Coast

     
    More people clamored for asylum from countries in Arab Spring tumult, part of the global trends that pushed a 20% jump in applications to industrialized nations last year. The increase was observed by the United Nations refugee agency, which released a...
  • Former dissident sworn in as Tunisia's president

     
    Moncef Marzouki, former dissident and veteran human rights activist, is sworn in as Tunisia's new president. Tunisia inspired the so-called Arab Spring uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East....