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15 August 2017 9:33 PM Why the Charlottesville Marchers Were Obsessed With Jews

Anti-Semitic logic fueled the violence over the weekend, no matter what the president says. The “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville was ostensibly about protecting a statue of Robert E. Lee. It was about asserting the legitimacy of “white culture” and white supremacy, and defending the legacy of the Confederacy. So why did the demonstrators chant 39

14 August 2017 9:24 AM Burkina Faso restaurant attack: Turkish national among the dead

Turkey says a Turkish national was killed and another was wounded in the attack by suspected Islamic extremists at a Turkish restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso. Turkey's Foreign Ministry released a statement Monday condemning "in the strongest way" the attack on the upscale Aziz Istanbul restaurant which killed at least 18 people. There was no immediate 35

10 August 2017 11:46 PM Saudi Arabia's Unprecedented Crackdown Complicates Trump's Mideast Hopes

The campaign against an impoverished minority Shiite community worsens sectarian divides and undercuts Saudi claims of responsible regional leadership. WASHINGTON ― Saudi Arabia is engaged in an unprecedented domestic military operation that has worsened sectarian tensions long ignored by Washington, raising concerns about Western support for the U.S.-friendly 151

10 August 2017 8:01 PM Stephen McGown on the 'ups and downs' of clinging to hope

Johannesburg – After years of false hope, former al-Qaeda hostage Stephen McGown said he got tired of believing that he would ever be released. McGown, who spent almost six years in captivity, was jovial during a media briefing on Thursday, often making journalists laugh as he described the conditions he was forced to live under as a hostage in Mali. “It's difficult 41

10 August 2017 6:17 PM The tale of desert survivor McGown

He converted to Islam while in captivity in what is surely a personal story worthy of a bestselling book. It’s hard to imagine what former Mali captive Stephen McGown went through in his five years and eight months of being held by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Sporting new clothes and still bushy of beard and with shoulder-length locks, McGown appeared 26

10 August 2017 2:32 PM ‘I had no idea when it would end’: Stephen McGowan recounts kidnap ordeal

Stephen McGowan returned to South Africa last week after spending six years as a hostage in Mali. At a press conference in Johannesburg on Thursday, an emotional but visibly happy McGowan - long hair and unkempt beard not yet cut - thanked everyone involved in securing his release, and described the details of his kidnapping. “I was in the dark with absolutely 125 1

04 August 2017 10:50 AM Al-Qaeda Releases Hostage After Almost Six Years, But South Africa Maintains No Ransom Was Paid

Al-Qaeda militants have released a South African national abducted in Mali six years ago, just before an Islamist uprising in the country. Jihadis kidnapped Stephen McGowan in Timbuktu, northern Mali, in 2011, along with two other hostages. Both of the other men abducted have since been released. South African foreign minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane 51

31 July 2017 6:25 AM Qatar accuses Saudis of hampering Qatari hajj pilgrims

DOHA - Qatari authorities on Sunday accused Saudi Arabia of jeopardising the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca of Qatari pilgrims, by refusing to guarantee their safety. Saudi Arabia and its allies have been boycotting Qatar since June 5, accusing it of backing extremist groups and of ties to Shiite Iran, in the region's worst diplomatic crisis in years 42

27 July 2017 6:42 AM Israel removes railings, overhead bridge near holy site

Jerusalem - Israel removed railings and an overhead metal bridge it had recently installed near a contested Jerusalem holy site, meeting a demand by Muslim protesters and causing thousands of Palestinians to celebrate in the streets early on Thursday. Muslim leaders said they would decide later in the day whether worshippers could now return to the shrine 37

26 July 2017 12:52 PM Zhaun Ahmed not the first businessman kidnapped recently

Mustapha Goolam, was the second member of the Bangladesh, Indian and Pakistani (BIP) community to be kidnapped between November and December 2016. He said he survived on water for 48 hours after his captors offered him pork to eat. Goolam, said he was Muslim and refused to give in to the taunts of his abductors. Wealthy Cape Town businessman, Naushad 51