libya

Queens on edge after Middle East uprisings
News Maggie Hayes 9/18/2012 at 5:10PM

The recent turmoil in the Middle East have many Queens residents from the region asking why the violence reached such a high level, and when will it end. Astoria has become home to many of Middle Eastern descent. And news of the four Americans killed in Libya, including the U.S. ambassador, hit hard. “Those people [...]

OpEd: ‘Disgraceful Killings of American Diplomats’
News Queens Courier Staff 9/17/2012 at 10:49AM

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, has condemned the “disgraceful” killings of American diplomats in Libya and said that extremists must not be allowed to control the political and religious discourse worldwide. Below is the statement of CAIR national executive director Nihad Awad: We condemn [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 9/14/2012 at 10:08AM

Today’s Forecast Friday: Sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 6 to 11 mph. Friday night: Scattered showers, mainly after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 7 to 9 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Event of the Day: A Tribute to Lena Horne and Nina Simone Seven-time [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 9/13/2012 at 7:05AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.  Thursday night: Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 64. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight. JFK workers busted in mini liquor theft ring Eighteen former and current JFK [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/12/2012 at 7:42AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 79. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 66. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Showcase Wednesday  Come to Resorts World Casino New York City to watch Crossing Midnight. The first [...]

Former Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy dead
News Billy Rennison 10/20/2011 at 2:29PM

The former Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy was killed Thursday, according to the country’s prime minister. Reports early this morning indicated that Khadafy was either captured or dead. Later Al-Jazeera showed footage of a man resembling the former leader bleeding from gun shot wound to the head. Khadafy, who was ousted by rebels this spring, was [...]