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Iraq says al Qaeda members crossing into Syria

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq has “solid information” that al Qaeda militants are crossing from Iraq into Syria to carry out attacks and has sent reinforcements to the border, the foreign minister said on Thursday.

Hoshiyar Zebari said al Qaeda “operational officers” appeared to be moving through old smuggling routes carrying weapons.

Jul 5, 2012
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Voice of Tunisian spring says injustice prompts Salafi attacks on art

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(Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi sings during a concert in Baghdad July 3, 2012. REUTERS/Saad Shalash)

Attacks on art in Tunisia by Salafi Islamists are mainly driven by frustration over the injustices of daily life in the North African country rather than pure religious ideology, a Tunisian revolutionary singer said.

Jul 4, 2012
Jul 4, 2012
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      "Sylvia is based in Beirut, covering Lebanon and Syria. She joined Reuters as a graduate trainee in 2006 and has been based in London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Vienna and Kuwait and has reported from South Korea, Tunisia, Egypt and Iraq. She moved to Beirut in 2014."
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