World Bulletin / News Desk
More than 1,000 Tunisian security forces surrounded a mosque in the capital on Monday where a Salafist leader wanted by police over clashes at the U.S. Embassy last week was meeting hundreds of followers, a Reuters witness said.
Riot police, military and elite anti-terrorism forces cordoned off the al-Fatah mosque where Saif-Allah Benahssine, leader of the Tunisian branch of Ansar al-Sharia, told followers he was not involved in violent protests at the U.S. mission.
A security source told Reuters that Benahssine, also known as Abu Iyadh, was wanted over the protests. Two people died and 29 were wounded when police opened fire as protesters ransacked the U.S. mission over a film mocking the Prophet Mohammad.
Ansar al-Sharia has endorsed a Facebook call to protest against the short film, made with private funds in the United States and trailed online, which portrayed the Prophet Mohammad as a fool and a womaniser.
The moderate Islamist party Ennahda, which leads Tunisia's governing coalition, advised against joining the protests.
Moncef Marzouki, the country's secular president, condemned Friday's attack as unacceptable and said it could hurt relations with Washington. Tunisia's economy is reliant on Western aid after the turmoil that followed the overthrow of its longtime ruler last year.
Libyan officials suspect the Libyan branch of Ansar al-Sharia was behind an attack in which the U.S. envoy to Libya and three other Americans died in anti-film protests last week.
Rival gangs killed 14 people, including eight women and three children
Human Rights Watch said if had to choose between Myanmar government report and UN one, would rather believe the UN.
The Bulgarian navy told Reuters the exercises started after a one-day delay due to unfavourable weather conditions.
The four men had been granted bail by a Nairobi magistrate on February 12 but the prosecutors appealed the decision.
Mustafa Jemilev said he did not know exactly what Putin planned to discuss with him, adding that he would decide on whether or not he will meet Putin depending on what exactly Putin wanted to discuss.
State television said Assad inspected a shelter for people displaced by fighting in Adra, which lies northeast of central Damascus
South Korea wants to upgrade its Patriot missile launch system to PAC-3 Configuration 3 as well as buy PAC-3 missiles, with delivery expected to start in 2016
The Omani leader visited Iran in August, only weeks after Rouhani was sworn in as Iran's president.
Arena demanded a vote-by-vote recount, a step that the tribunal said was not allowed under the country's electoral law.
Mora is one of the most prominent leaders of "self-defense groups" that have weakened the Knights Templar, a drug cartel
With no concrete evidence to explain the plane's disappearance, authorities have not ruled out anything. Source had said radar suggested plane turned back and flew some distance
A political row over revelations that French investigators had tapped the phone of ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy took a new turn after Francois Hollande's government acknowledged it knew of the surveillance.
Moshe Abutbul won the re-vote in Beit Shemesh, a town near Jerusalem that has become a focus of national attention in the Jewish state where secular-religious tensions often flare
North Korea's embassies abroad play a key role in aiding and abetting shadowy companies, the report said, confirming long-held suspicions of the international community.
Now in its fifth day, the hunger strike was called by detainees demanding an end to U.S. deportations and better conditions at the privately run Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma
"Kenyan fighter jets bombarded on Tuesday a camp of Al-Shabaab in Bardera, Gedo region, killing 32 and injuring 10," Ali Matan, Gedo deputy governor, told a local radio station on Wednesday.