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4 merchants killed in Thailand’s restive south

PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Suspected militants robbed and killed four fruit traders in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south on Tuesday, while police arrested a suspect wanted for a deadly hotel bombing in the region. The insurgents stormed a shelter in Yala province’s Krong Pinang district Tuesday morning and tied up the four …

Opinion: Morocco as model modern Muslim state – David Avital and David Halperin – POLITICO.com

The Middle East uprisings — demanding freedom, democracy and prosperity from corrupt, autocratic rulers — give the United States a unique historical opportunity to redefine its policies in the region and regain creditability. To do so, it should look to Morocco. While seeking to curb extremists from taking advantage of …