09 May 2011

It could be way worse... right?

I'm just trying to imagine what it would be like... if they hadn't embraced democracy...
Egypt's justice minister has warned that those who threaten the country's security will face "an iron fist".

Abdel Aziz al-Gindi was speaking after 12 people died and more than 180 were wounded during clashes between Muslims and Christians in Cairo.

More than 190 people detained after the fatal clashes will face military trials, Egypt's army says.

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(Reuters) - The Taliban released a video on Sunday of a Canadian man captured this year in a volatile province of central Afghanistan.

Kidnapping has become a lucrative business in Afghanistan in recent years, as part of the Taliban-led insurgency but also by criminal groups with largely financial motives.

Two French television journalists were kidnapped by the Taliban northeast of Kabul more than a year ago and are still being held. A Dutch aid worker and his Afghan driver, abducted in Afghanistan's north last October, were freed in December.