Sunday, February 9, 2014
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.
Ibrahim Sana worked for a global tech company, then broke off to start his own venture. Last year, he was crowned one of Israel's seven most promising young entrepreneurs by a financial newspaper.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
The first group of trapped civilians was evacuated from besieged rebel-held areas of Syria's third-largest city Homs on Friday, as Damascus finally confirmed it will join new peace talks next week.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Egypt's military says the nation's top soldier will, if he decides to run for president, announce his intention in an address to the “glorious people of Egypt,” not through a third party.
A top European official has voiced concern over new Turkish legislation that would tighten government controls over the Internet.
The Bank of England voted Thursday to keep its main interest rate at a record-low level of 0.50 percent, where it has now stood for nearly five years.
Negotiators for Pakistan's government and Taliban met Thursday for a first round of talks aimed at ending the militants' bloody seven-year insurgency, sources said.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
U.S. officials declared Tuesday that Iran is “not open for business” and vowed to scrutinize the companies heading to the Islamic republic since it entered a temporary nuclear agreement.
A bomb blast rocked the playground of a primary school in Libya's restive second city Benghazi during recess on Wednesday, wounding 12 children, two of them seriously, officials said.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014