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MEDIA ALERT: Tunisia attempts to restore order after riots

June 13th, 2012, Media Alerts

Salafists clash with tear gas firing police in Tunisia - Sousse

Tunisian authorities seek to restore order after days of riots by Salafi Islamists over a controversial art exhibition that left one person dead, around 100 injured and more than 160 arrested.

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MEDIA ALERT: Religious and Ethnic Violence Escalate in Burma’s Rakhine State

June 11th, 2012, Media Alerts


BURMA – President Thein Sein declared a state of emergency in Burma Sunday where deadly Buddhist-Muslim clashes have ensued over the past month. At least 17 people have been killed in the state of Rakhine from the sectarian violence.

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MEDIA ALERT: Boko Haram claims responsibility for Nigerian suicide bombing

June 4th, 2012, Media Alerts


YELWA, NIGERIA – Islamist militant group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing that killed at least 12 people Sunday. The bombing took place at a church in Yelwa near Nigeria’s northern Bauchi state.

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MEDIA ALERT: Western nations expel Syrian diplomats

May 29th, 2012, Media Alerts

Syrians attend to bodies for a mass funeral

SYRIA – Six Western governments announced the expulsion of Syrian diplomats Tuesday responding to the 108 civilian deaths in Houla last week.

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MEDIA ALERT: Turkey suicide car bomb kills policeman, injures several

May 25th, 2012, Media Alerts

ISTANBUL, TURKEY –A suicide car bomb exploded outside a police headquarters Friday killing one policeman and injuring several others, according to Turkey’s interior minister. The attack took place in the central Turkish province of Kayseri. No group has claimed immediate responsibility.

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MEDIA ALERT: Egyptians vote in presidential election

May 23rd, 2012, Media Alerts

First phase of the 2012 Egyptian Presidential Elections begins

CAIRO, EGYPT – Egyptians vote in the first presidential election since Mubarak’s ousting last spring. First round voting began today and will run through Thursday. Thirteen candidates are on the ballot.

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