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Jun 16, 2014

Roundup: Hess targets Island Park expansion, Huntington valet program to start

ISLAND PARK Expansion of Hess gas station OKd The Hempstead Town Board has approved a controversial petition from Hess Corp. that would allow it to expand an Island Park gas station. The board voted 5-0 last week to approve Hess application for a var... #Frank Petrone #HESS CORP

Jul 11, 2014

Court may decide new president

A day after Indonesia's presidential elections failed to produce a clear winner, Jakarta's police chief promised to prevent violence by cracking down on anyone celebrating prematurely. With both candidates continuing to claim victory, the next leader... #Indonesia #Jakarta #Suharto #Prabowo Subianto

Jul 10, 2014

Indonesia's Jokowi urges no poll celebrations

After Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election ended with both sides declaring victory, front-running candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo called on his supporters to refrain from celebrating out of fear that it could incite violence by his rival'... #Indonesia #Southeast Asia #Jakarta #Transparency International #Suharto #Prabowo Subianto

Jul 06, 2014

Sri Lanka sees Buddhist fury

ALUTHGAMA, Sri Lanka -- The attackers stormed in about midnight, tearing through town with gasoline bombs and clubs before carting away piles of cash and jewelry they stole from Muslim families in a tiny corner of Sri Lanka. The onslaught incited by ... #Sri Lanka #United Nations #Mahinda Rajapaksa

Jul 02, 2014

Iraqi PM offers amnesty to rebel Sunni tribes

Iraq's prime minister has offered a general amnesty to Sunni tribes fighting the central government, in an attempt to undercut support for an insurgency that threatens the country's unity. Nouri al-Maliki made the surprise call in his weekly televise... #Iraq #US State Department #Abu Bakr #Nouri al-Maliki

Jun 29, 2014

Regulation for Ramadan sermons

Egypt will restrict sermons during the holy month of Ramadan to topics of faith and morality, the state's top official in charge of religious affairs said today, in the latest measure by the government to control mosques and limit access of opponents... #Egypt #Muslim Brotherhood #Mohamed Morsi

Jun 26, 2014

Libyans mourn rights activist amid turmoil

Evening vigils have been called across Libya to commemorate the life of one of the country's leading human rights figures, Salwa Bugaighis, killed by armed men in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday. Attackers burst into Bugaighis' home, shooti... #Libya #Muammar al-Qaddafi #Human Rights Watch #Muslim Brotherhood #Benghazi, Libya #Tripoli, Libya

Jun 25, 2014

Libya's elections: The search for salvation

When evaluating the situation in Libya, one can only be optimistic. In spite of the ongoing unrest and insecurity, over 1.5 million of Libya's eligible voters have registered to vote in the parliamentary elections on June 25. Some 1,628 candidates re... #Libya #Muammar al-Qaddafi #Muslim Brotherhood

Jun 24, 2014

Anti-migrant rhetoric alarms Assam Muslims

Dhubri, Assam - Tensions are rising in the Indian state of Assam as assertive Hindu nationalists fresh from a landslide election victory raise the volume over illegal immigration. Leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are now targeting t... #India #Bangladesh #Bharatiya Janata Party #Narendra Modi #Varun Gandhi #Indian National Congress #Assam

Jun 19, 2014

Mauritanians head to polls amid dissent

Mauritanians head to the polls this weekend to elect their next president, but the result is widely seen as a foregone conclusion. Incumbent President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz appears set for an easy victory on June 21, as opposition parties have call... #European Union #Al-Qaeda #Mauritania #African Union #University of Denver