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Actress in anti-Islam film sues producer

An actress in the anti-Islamic trailer that set off violent protests in the Muslim world has sued the reputed producer, saying he duped her into thinking it was about ancient Egyptians.

Actress in anti-Islam film sues producer
Chaos turns Syria into paradise for kidnappers
Chaos turns Syria into paradise for kidnappers

Every time violence intensifies in Syria, so do abductions of civilians, for political reasons and more often for financial gain.

Chaos turns Syria into paradise for kidnappers
Hezbollah warns US over film as toll rises
Hezbollah warns US over film as toll rises

Hezbollah warned of "very dangerous" global repercussions if an anti-Islam film is released in its entirety, as a fatwa was issued against the film's producer who has gone into hiding with his family.

Hezbollah warns US over film as toll rises
17 bodies dumped on Mexican roadside
17 bodies dumped on Mexican roadside

The bodies of 17 men, most of them tied up in chains and shot dead, were found dumped along a highway Sunday in a western Mexican state known as a violent battleground for rival drug cartels.

17 bodies dumped on Mexican roadside
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US powerless to act against anti-Islam inciters

As anti-American protests erupt in the Muslim world, the United States is powerless to act against those who incited the violence due to the freedoms enshrined in its cherished constitution.

US powerless to act against anti-Islam inciters
Somali leader moved to secure complex after attacks
Somali leader moved to secure complex after attacks

Somalia's new president has been moved to a secure compound after surviving an assassination bid that dented hopes of change in the violence-scarred country and brought condemnation from the US.

Somali leader moved to secure complex after attacks
Iran tells US to 'punish' makers of anti-Islam film
Iran tells US to 'punish' makers of anti-Islam film

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Thursday demanded the United States punish those behind an anti-Islam film blamed for sparking violent protests in the Middle East and North Africa.

Iran tells US to 'punish' makers of anti-Islam film
16 bodies found in van on Mexican highway
16 bodies found in van on Mexican highway

The bullet-riddled bodies of 16 men were found Monday inside an abandoned van in a western Mexico region mired in drug violence.

16 bodies found in van on Mexican highway
Wave of attacks kills 88 in Iraq
Wave of attacks kills 88 in Iraq

A wave of more than 30 attacks across Iraq killed 88 people and wounded more than 400 on Saturday and Sunday, security and medical sources said, with the security forces and markets among the targets.

Wave of attacks kills 88 in Iraq
Rebels seek unity as Syria troops batter Aleppo
Rebels seek unity as Syria troops batter Aleppo

Arab foreign ministers have denounced "crimes against humanity" in Syria, calling on the government to stop the violence immediately, as rebel fighters came under fire on multiple fronts.

Rebels seek unity as Syria troops batter Aleppo
Gulf states criticise Syria as more than 100 killed
Gulf states criticise Syria as more than 100 killed

Arab Gulf monarchies lambasted Syria's regime for deploying heavy weapons against its civilians, as over 100 people were killed in raids, bombings and air strikes according to a watchdog toll count.

Gulf states criticise Syria as more than 100 killed
Libyan interim Interior Minister Fawzi Abdelali. ©REUTERS/Ismail Zetouni
Libya's under-fire interior minister quits

Interior Minister Fawzi Abdelali resigned on Sunday after coming under fire for the performance of security forces during a surge of violence that has rocked Libya, an official from his office told AFP.

Libya's under-fire interior minister quits
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17 beheaded in bloody day across Afghanistan

Seventeen civilians were beheaded, 10 Afghan soldiers killed and two NATO troops shot dead in a new insider attack in a bloody few hours across Afghanistan.

17 beheaded in bloody day across Afghanistan
Lonmin hopeful more workers will return to S. Africa mines
Lonmin hopeful more workers will return to S. Africa mines

After a promising weekend turnout of workers at its South African platinum mines, Lonmin expressed hopes more will clock in on Monday as talks resume after violence that claimed 44 lives.

Lonmin hopeful more workers will return to S. Africa mines
Rebels killed at least 24 South Sudan soldiers: officials
Rebels killed at least 24 South Sudan soldiers: officials

Rebels in South Sudan's Jonglei state have killed at least 24 soldiers, with several others missing or wounded, in the latest outbreak of violence in the troubled region, officials said Sunday.

Rebels killed at least 24 South Sudan soldiers: officials
Assad slams anti-Syria 'conspiracy' after massacre claims
Assad slams anti-Syria 'conspiracy' after massacre claims

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday the foreign "conspiracy" against his country would be defeated, as his forces were accused of a bloody rampage in a town near Damascus that left hundreds dead.

Assad slams anti-Syria 'conspiracy' after massacre claims
Heritage catastrophe looms as war engulfs Old Aleppo
Heritage catastrophe looms as war engulfs Old Aleppo

As the battle for Aleppo closes in on the historical centre in northern Syria, heritage sites in one of the world's oldest cities are being damaged and experts fear the worst is yet to come.

Heritage catastrophe looms as war engulfs Old Aleppo
Bloody start to Eid in Syria: watchdog
Bloody start to Eid in Syria: watchdog

The Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday got off to a bloody start in Syria, with at least 84 people dying across the country, most of them soldiers, and Damascus rocked by clashes.

Bloody start to Eid in Syria: watchdog
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Kyrgyz border guard kills five near Kazakhstan

A Kyrgyz soldier stationed near the Central Asian state's border with Kazakhstan shot dead four of his colleagues and the wife of one of them on Monday before fleeing in a car.

Kyrgyz border guard kills five near Kazakhstan
Myanmar opens new probe into deadly sectarian unrest
Myanmar opens new probe into deadly sectarian unrest

Myanmar has set up a new commission to probe sectarian clashes that saw scores killed and displaced tens of thousands.

Myanmar opens new probe into deadly sectarian unrest