Tuesday, February 11, 2014
A second round of peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition bogged down quickly Monday over who was responsible for escalating violence that has killed hundreds in the past few days and disrupted food aid for trapped civilians.
Monday, February 10, 2014
A roadside bomb ripped through an Afghan army vehicle in southwestern Afghanistan on Sunday and killed eight soldiers, officials said.
An official in an insurgent-hit southern Pakistani province says gunmen have attacked the house of a pro-government tribal elder, killing him and eight members of his family.
Saudi officials said Sunday that the death toll from a hotel fire in the western city of Medina has fallen to 13.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
The number of children killed and wounded in Afghanistan's war jumped by 34 percent last year as the Taliban stepped up attacks across the country and continued to lay thousands of roadside bombs, the United Nations said Saturday.
Turkey expelled an Azeri journalist Friday for tweets criticising the government, his newspaper said, stoking concerns about media freedom a day after new Internet curbs provoked a storm of protest.
The death of an ailing woman student at a Saudi university has stirred controversy on social media after an ambulance was denied access under the conservative Muslim kingdom's segregation laws.1 Comment
As recently as December, the outlook for Tunisia remained grim. International lenders were withholding money. Parliament remained deadlocked. Investigations continued into the assassination of two politicians.
Egypt's popular satirist Bassem Youssef was back on air on Friday, true to his style of mocking the nationalist fervor gripping Egyptians after the overthrow of the country's Islamist president in a coup last July and the subsequent euphoria surrounding the military chief who is widely expected to run for president.