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  • Voters flock to polls in Tunisia amid tight security

    Voters flock to polls in Tunisia amid tight security
    Aiming to clear the last hurdle to a democratic transition, Tunisians went to the polls on Sunday to pick their first freely elected president since gaining independence nearly 60 years ago.
  • Bomb blast in Bahraini Shi'ite village wounds three policemen

    A bomb blast in a Shi'ite Muslim village in Bahrain late on Friday injured three policemen, the interior ministry said, in a further sign of anti-government sentiment since the opposition boycotted elections last month. A 2011 uprising by mainly majority...

    Kenya's Kenyatta signs security law despite protests

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed new anti-terrorism measures into law on Friday, triggering fresh protests from opposition MPs who said they would take legal action to overturn the legislation and protect civil liberties. Kenyatta's move came a day...

    Russia 'optimistic' on Syria peace talks early next year: Lavrov

    Russia is optimistic at the prospect of renewed talks between opposition figures and the Syrian government early next year, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday. Moscow, an ally of the Syrian government, has pushed to restart talks that...

    Will police protests fade like tea party and Occupy?

    WASHINGTON This time, the protests might have consequences. Decades of demonstrations since the 1960s have usually started with passion but led to little. Now, however, protests over police-caused deaths of unarmed black men are having an impact. They'...