Minnesota Man Charged With Planning to Join Daesh

By Alex Dobuzinskis Dec 9 – A Minnesota man was charged on Wednesday as the tenth person in an alleged conspiracy that encouraged young Somali-American men to travel overseas to join militant group Daesh and he planned to make the trip himself, court papers showed. Since 2007, U.S. prosecutors say, dozens of people from Minnesota,

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‘Facebook At Work’ To Launch in Coming Months

By Anya George Tharakan Dec 10 – Facebook at Work, Facebook Inc’s professional version of its social network, is expected to launch in the coming months, after spending a year in tests, a company executive said. The new service, geared towards workplace collaboration, is nearly identical to its ubiquitous social network, with a scrolling news

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Muhammad Ali Appears to Take Jab at Trump Over Muslim Comments

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 – Former boxing champion Muhammad Ali, one of the best-known U.S. Muslims, appeared on Wednesday to join the chorus condemning the proposal by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump to temporarily stop Muslims from entering the country. “We as Muslims have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own

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Cambodia Tribunal Charges Former Khmer Rouge Cadre With Genocide

BANGKOK, Dec 9 (Reuters) – An international judge at a tribunal in Cambodia on Friday charged a former Khmer Rouge cadre with genocide and crimes against humanity, despite government resistance to investigations into the brutal, ultra-Maoist former regime. The official, Yim Tith, also faces counts of murder and violating the Geneva Convention for his alleged

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Syrian Opposition Groups Seek Common Ground At Peace Talks in Riyadh

By Angus McDowall RIYADH, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Syria’s fragmented opposition and rebel groups sought common ground on Wednesday ahead of planned peace talks to end a conflict which has devastated the country and drawn forces from Cold War and Middle East rivals into ever deeper combat operations. The talks in Saudi Arabia mark the

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Attack on Kandahar Airport Base by Taliban Kills 37 Civilians

By Sayed Sarwar Amani and Ismail Sameem KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Dozens of people were killed and wounded in fighting at the airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar after an overnight attack by Taliban insurgents that security forces had not entirely suppressed nearly 24 hours later. With final mopping up operations

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As the Dust Settles

By Aysegul Sert Mathias Énard, the winner of France’s prestigious literary award, the Prix Goncourt, sits down for an exclusive interview with Newsweek Middle East French novelist Mathias Énard is back in Paris late one morning, exhaustion curling the lines of his round face, a few days after the terrorist attacks of Nov. 13th. The

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A Fierce Cut Above The Rest

A hair dresser in America is challenging stereotypes, one strand at a time. BY Arfa Shahid “Brick walls are not there to keep us out. [They] are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something,” reads the caption under Natasha Somalia’s photograph on Facebook, followed by the hashtags #girlboss #womeninbusiness

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