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17 bin Laden documents / Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

وثائق بن لادن Seventeen of the of the 6,000 documents seized from the compound of Osama bin Laden in May 2011 were released May 3, 2012. The documents – provided by the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC), and totalling 175 pages in the original Arabic and 197 pages in the English translation: * Original Arabic (.zip) […]

Timbuktu’s Manuscripts, Archives and Patrimony Under Threat

Citizens of Timbuktu, Mali’s historic city and the legendary UNESCO World Heritage Site, are rallying to protect ancient documents dating back to the Golden Age of the 12th and 15th centuries that officials fear may be looted or trafficked under the current occupation by Tuareg groups. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Director-General […]

Iraq War: 2003-2011

U.S. Marks End to a Long War for an Uncertain Iraq By TIM ARANGO; Reporting was contributed by Jack Healy, Michael S. Schmidt, Andrew E. Kramer, Duraid Adnan, Omar al-Jawoshy and an employee of  The New York Times. 2103 words 16 December 2011 The New York Times NYTF Late Edition – Final 1 English Copyright […]

“… To the shores of Tripoli”

America’s Military Connection to Libya and Tripoli’s Link to the US Marines’ Hymn Two Hundred years ago the newly independent U.S.A. won a military victory in Libya that inspired the famous words from Francis Scott Key: THE MARINES’ HYMN From the Halls of Montezuma To the shores of Tripoli We fight our country’s battles In […]

Constituent Assembly Elections in Tunisia, 23 October, 2011

Tunisian Constituent Assembly election, 2011 One of the earlier demands of  demonstrations following the 14 January, 2011 revolution that ousted the Tunisian dictatorship (and the resignation of the first interim government) was the formation of a Constituent Assembly. On 3 March, 2011, Tunisia’s interim government announced that an election for a Constituent Assembly would be […]

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