Associated Press/Photo by Anis Ben Ali

Tunisia arrests protesters, deploys army amid unrest

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/11/18, 11:07 am

Officials in Tunisia arrested more than 300 protesters and deployed the army to several cities across the country in response to violent anti-government demonstrations that began Monday. The Tunisian government on Jan. 1 increased taxes on gasoline, internet access, and some food in a bid to curb the country’s growing deficit. But protesters complained about the high prices while so many continue to battle unemployment and low salaries. Troops were deployed to the town of Thala, near the Algerian border, after protesters burned down the national security building, witnesses said.

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Associated Press/Photo by Dar Yasin

Burmese leader brushes aside global criticism

International | Aung San Suu Kyi responds benignly to accusations of ethnic cleansing
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/19/17, 05:26 pm

Leader Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, also called Burma, on Tuesday said her country did not fear international scrutiny even as the United Nations and other international observers accused its military of ethnic cleansing.

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More terror, more denial

Terrorism | Last week’s attack in Berlin offers more evidence of ticking time bombs in the West
by Cal Thomas
Posted 12/27/16, 11:46 am

During the great wave of immigration in the early 20th century, the United States barred those afflicted with tuberculosis, venereal disease, trachoma, and other serious diseases from entering the country. Now a different kind of infection is invading Europe and increasingly the United States: radical Islamic ideology. The West continues to admit people from terrorist countries, people who have been infected with this killer disease, seemingly fearing the affliction less than being labeled intolerant.

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