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.
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.