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Police withdraw from Istanbul square, protesters claim victory

Police have withdrawn from the Turkish capital ... with police forces firing tear gas at protestors and causing widespread outrage. Turkish police withdrew early Sunday from Istanbul’s Taksim Square, at the center of one of the largest ...

02/06/2013 - 07:30 - comment 0

From FEMEN to Salafism: behind Tunisia's chaos

in a former palace of the Ottoman bey, the local Al-Qaeda affiliate might be planting explosive mines near the Algerian ... Tunisia has its very own Ice “Cop Killer” T. After hiding from the police since March, the rapper Weld ... , a song criticizing and threatening police with violence. Song and nudity aside, the army ...

19/06/2013 - 10:14 - comment 0

Egypt's 'killing culture': As police and politicians lose their grip, mobs take justice into their own hands

of the victim is usually strung up and sometimes set on fire. The police are notably absent. The latest mob ... crowd included members of both men's families. The police were again completely absent while ... dispatched to the crime scene at dawn after the end of the violence. Passive police Mob killings ...

08/05/2013 - 12:49 - comment 0

Stench of unrest and tear gas lingers in Istanbul

with heavy police intervention. If there is a new policy against indiscriminate tear gassing, it certainly wasn’t in effect. Police waged minor street battles with protesters in side streets, firing ... protests, to push police out of the park, which has been the centre of the anti-government protests for over ...

Editor's Choice - 08/07/2013 - 07:01 - comment 0

Three Turks Arrested for Smuggling Rare Copy of Quran

Turkish Cypriot police said they arrested three ... Turkish Cypriot police said they arrested three Turkish men Sunday at Nicosia airport for trying ... September.   Police, who recovered the treasure, believe it was being taken to Britain to be delivered ...

19/05/2010 - 10:22 - comment 0

Protesters vomit, flee after being hit hard by Turkish security forces

to evacuate it," Erdogan said prior to using police force. Turkish riot police ... of anti-government protesters, hours after an ultimatum from Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. Lines of police ... into side streets from a main shopping street leading to the square. A similar police crackdown ...

16/06/2013 - 05:56 - comment 0

Eight Injured in Clash Between Muslims and Christians in Alexandria

of Alexandria over extension work to a church, police said Wednesday.   The fight broke out late Monday ... of the Ottoman empire, still in force in Egypt, any building of a new church or extension of a Christian faith ...

19/05/2010 - 09:08 - comment 0

Singers defy nearby Syria war to keep Lebanon's Baalbek Festival alive amid its Roman ruins

armed soldiers and police stood guard while men and women were separated and searched for weapons. ... it apart from the rest: music fans could hear Katie Melua sing in the courtyard of the Ottoman Beiteddine ...

03/08/2014 - 08:01 - comment 0

Hurry up now! Fairouz's chilldhood home turned museum taking forever!

“served as an Ottoman police station in the late 19th century.” The old police station was converted ...

19/06/2013 - 09:09 - comment 0

A dream come true? Israeli village proves Middle Eastern peace possible

features of most mosques today. Ramla continued to play an important role in both Ottoman and British ... women has often brought scattered groups of people into the street to protest the police’s lack ...

Editor's Choice - 13/06/2013 - 05:01 - comment 0