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Bedouins in Egypt said extorting money from African migrants bound for Israel

An African migrant rides his bicycle past a mural in Tel Aviv on June 4. / Baz Ratner / Reuters

Special to TEL AVIV — Israeli authorities investigating links between African infiltrators and Islamic insurgency groups in Egypt have acknowledged the arrest of an Eritrean national.     On June 13, an Israeli court released information on the arrest of Kabari Gabriosus, a 22-year-old migrant from Eritrea and resident of Tel Aviv. “The material submitted by the [...]

June 15th, 2012 | Posted in Egypt,Eritrea,Exclusives,Israel,Terrorism | Read More »

Global censorship report reminds that much of the world is in the dark

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, 2nd right, is shown in undated picture released by the North's KCNA news agency in Pyongyang May 9.  /Reuters

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — When it comes to media censorship we think of the usual pantheon of dictators and autocrats who unashamedly shut down news outlets, stifle the free flow of information, and throw journalists in jail. And it’s in countries like North Korea, Cuba, and Islamic Republic of Iran where print and [...]

May 30th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Columnists,COMMENTARY,Cuba,Eritrea,Exclusives,Iran,John Metzler,Mideast,NE Asia,North Korea,Syria,Top Stories,United Nations | Read More »

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