Topic: North Africa
Global News Blog Amnesty International report: US may be complicit in Iraqi prison mistreatment and torture
A new Amnesty International report on Iraq estimates that 30,000 untried detainees are currently being held by Iraqi authorities, many of them transferred from US prisons.
09/13/2010 03:00 pm
Córdoba, Spain, was a center of art and culture under medieval Islamic rule and an inspiration for the original name of the planned New York City mosque.
09/07/2010 03:43 pm
The danger in the debate about the mosque near Ground Zero is that Americans start believing every Muslim thinks alike, much less that they support the 9/11 terrorists. Would that kind of group think apply to Christians or Jews?
09/03/2010 02:22 pm
Qaddafi says having a railway system is crucial. Libya is the only country in North Africa without one.
09/01/2010 12:00 pm
Eliza Griswold traveled to some of the world's most dangerous places to explore the relationship between Christianity and Islam.
08/27/2010 10:10 am
Worker-ant countries like Germany are said to be caught in a proverbial trap where they can thrive only if indebted nations buy what they produce. But is that true?
08/25/2010 12:22 am
While many countries in the Middle East and North Africa bicker over water rights, Libya has tapped into an aquifer of 'fossil water' to change its topography – turning sand into soil. The 26-year, $20 billion project is nearly finished.
08/23/2010 05:24 pm
Japanese macaques will completely flip out when presented with flying squirrels, a new study in monkey-antagonism has found. The research could pave the way for advanced methods of enraging monkeys.
07/30/2010 08:17 pm
Genetic research has confirmed has confirmed one of two wild ass ancestors for the donkey, while raising questions about the second ancestor. The research also offers further evidence domestication took place in Africa.
07/30/2010 05:56 pm
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said his country was at war with Al Qaeda after the group's affiliate in North Africa, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, announced it murdered a French aid worker it had held hostage since April.
07/27/2010 10:59 am