A spate of bombings and gun attacks that killed at least 53 people in Iraq overshadowed preparations Friday to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, amid warnings that insurgents could strike again.
The US commended Muslim states for suspending Syria's membership in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, saying it sent a "strong message" to President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
The sight of a bearded man in a turban can provoke violent anti-Muslim hatred in America -- and never mind whether the man under the turban is actually Muslim.
Syria's prime minister joined the rebels and accused President Bashar al-Assad of carrying out "genocide" against his own people, prompting Washington to say the regime was "crumbling".
At least 13 people were killed across Syria on Saturday as fierce fighting raged in Aleppo and Damascus, the country's two biggest cities.
A wave of violence swept across Iraq Monday, with 111 killed on the country's deadliest day in two and a half years, after Al-Qaeda warned it would seek to retake territory and mount new attacks.
Violence in Baghdad and north of the capital killed at least 37 people on Monday, the country's bloodiest day in three weeks after Al-Qaeda's front group in Iraq warned it sought to retake territory.
Astana shares the concerns over the situation in North African and Middle Eastern countries: Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan.
The world's youngest nation South Sudan has had a rough first year: border wars with the North, internal violence and shutdown of the oil production its economy depends on.
According to the Kazakhstan consular agent in China investigation in underway and the Kazakh citizen may not leave the country.
Vladimir Shust had an accident knocking down a resident of Chinese Urumqi. He was detained by the local police, but no charged have been brought against him.
President Roza Otunbayeva said Kyrgyzstan must learn from the ethnic clashes that left hundreds dead last year.
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