Charity says sailboat rescued 54 migrants off Libya

World / Social Issues Jul 5, 2019

Charity says sailboat rescued 54 migrants off Libya

A sailboat belonging to Italian charity Mediterranea has rescued 54 people including pregnant women and children in distress off the Libyan coast, the charity said on Thursday. "All 54 survivors have been rescued and are now aboard," Mediterranea, which is made up of left-wing activists, ...

Saudi study: Millennial jihadis educated, not outcasts

World / Social Issues Feb 8, 2019

Saudi study: Millennial jihadis educated, not outcasts

A study by a Saudi research center is challenging the notion that jihadi fighters are necessarily disenfranchised and lacking opportunity, with its lead researcher saying Thursday that a new generation of Saudi militants are relatively well-educated, not driven purely by religious ideology and show ...

Tunisian lawmakers pass no confidence vote in U.S.-trained leader

World / Politics Jul 31, 2016

Tunisian lawmakers pass no confidence vote in U.S.-trained leader

Tunisia's parliament passed a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Habib Essid on Saturday, effectively disbanding the government of the U.S.-trained agricultural economist. The no-confidence motion was passed by 118 votes, easily crossing the country's 109-vote threshold after a debate that stretched late into ...