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  • What does it mean to be Alawite, and why does it matter in Syria?

     
    Syrian President Bashar Assad is an Alawite. What does that mean -- and why does it matter in Syrian politics?...
  • Islamic terrorism: It's not what many think, new report suggests

     
    Terrorism report: A new report suggests that the al-Qaeda model of terrorism, in which transnational groups of foreign-trained and foreign-funded extremists cross borders to commit high-profile attacks, has largely been outpaced by a sloppier and less-...
  • Bahrain should stop prosecuting protesters, U.S. envoy says

     
    Bahrain should stop prosecuting “all persons accused of offenses involving political expression,” the United States’ chief human rights envoy said Thursday. The island nation close to Saudi Arabia has been roiled by protests seeking...
  • U.S. activist deported from Bahrain following protests

     
    Radhika Sainath was clutching an iPad and trying to blend in with Indian shopkeepers on the outskirts of a scattering protest when the Bahraini police asked for her passport. “They looked at my name and they looked at their Blackberrys and they...
  • Bahraini protesters, police clash, fight through tear gas [Video]

     
    One day before Bahraini protesters are slated to mark the first anniversary of protests against the government, street battles flared Monday between and protesters and police, marked by clouds of tear gas. Opposition activists are urging protesters to...
  • Egyptian village expels Coptic families amid sectarian tensions

     
    Eight Christian Coptic families have been evicted from their village in the coastal governorate of Alexandria after violence erupted last month amid rumors of an affair between a Coptic man and a Muslim woman....
  • Months after pardon, would-be Afghan child bombers arrested again

     
    Authorities in Afghanistan reported that two 10-year-olds, part of a group of young boys who had been pardoned after trying to carry out suicide attacks, had been rearrested, apparently intending once again to carry out bombings....
  • See the world: Valentine's Day in Iraq

     
    Today our photo comes from the Muslim holy city of Karbala, Iraq, where Shiite Muslim women in black abayas are shopping for Valentine's Day. Iraq has embraced Valentine's Day this year, the Associated Press reports.Though conservative Muslims have...
  • Remembering the New York Times' Anthony Shadid in Beirut

     
    New York Times foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid died in Syria on Thursday, apparently of an asthma attack. Reporters and other people who knew Anthony Shadid well shared their remembrances of him Friday after the news spread....
  • Sharia Law

     
    I wrote in Saturday’s column about the group Muslims and Christians United, which among other things has been meeting once a month to discuss issues involving the Muslim and Christian faiths. I promised to provide more information about its next.......
  • Nigerian majority doesn't back Boko Haram views, poll finds

     
    The majority of Nigerians do not back the views of Boko Haram, a militant group that has carried out deadly attacks in an attempt to impose Islamic law on Nigeria, the Gallup polling group found. Gallup did face-to-face interviews with 1,000 people in...