Saturday, April 5, 2014
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that he had to comply with the Turkish high court ruling this week to unblock Twitter, but he doesn't respect it.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Pakistan's former military ruler Pervaiz Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped what police called an assassination attempt as a roadside bomb went off shortly before his convoy was due to pass early Thursday.
Turkey's government faced growing pressure Thursday to quickly implement a top court order to unblock Twitter, which it had banned after corruption claims went viral on the social media site.
Al-Qaida has claimed an attack on a Yemeni army headquarters in a tightly secured district of Aden in which 20 people died, most of them militants, a monitoring group said Thursday.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
A Pakistani court Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason — a milestone for civilian authority in a country long dominated by the army. The charge carries the maximum penalty of death. But observers are uncertain whether authorities will allow the trial to be completed and risk angering the powerful military, which has ruled Pakistan for half its history.
Despite allegations of corruption and concerns about authoritarianism, Turkey's local elections have given Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan momentum that could see him start a campaign to become the country's first directly elected president.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama met a Saudi women's rights activist on Saturday, the same day women have pledged to defy a driving ban, as he wrapped up a reassurance visit to the longtime ally.
The Syrian government is denying 3.5 million civilians access to U.N. aid convoys in defiance of a Security Council resolution that has seen the crisis worsen, Western powers warned Friday.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
President Barack Obama is making a fence-mending mission to Saudi Arabia, an important Middle East ally that's grown nervous as the U.S. negotiates with Iran and pulls out troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sissi ditched his military fatigues on Thursday and resigned as Egypt's defense minister, a day after announcing he would run for president.