Arab World

  • Egypt forces assault protest camp, many scores shot dead August 15, 2013

    Cairo: Egyptian security forces crushed a protest camp of thousands of supporters of the deposed president on Wednesday, shooting dead scores of people in the bloodiest day in decades in the Arab world's most populous country. The health ministry said 149 people were killed, both in Cairo and in clashes that...
  • Five dead in Egypt as Morsi opponents and supporters clash July 4, 2013

    Cairo: At least five people were killed when opponents and supporters of Egypt's deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, clashed after the army announced his removal on Wednesday, state media and officials said. Gunfire broke out as rocks and bricks flew in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, witnesses said. At least one...
  • France opens murder inquiry into Arafat's death August 29, 2012

    Paris: French prosecutors opened a murder inquiry into the death of Yasser Arafat on Tuesday, his widow's lawyer said, after she and a TV investigation raised new questions about whether the Palestinian leader was poisoned. There have long been rumors in the Arab world that Arafat was poisoned, and a Swiss...
  • Yemen to boost historic ties with Hyderabad June 8, 2012

    Hyderabad: Yemen's historic ties with Hyderabad are set to get a boost with the Arab nation planning to set up an honorary consulate in the city. Ausaf Sayeed, India's ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Yemen, said persons of Yemeni origin in Hyderabad had been representing for a fullfledged Yemeni...
  • Syria ground report: Over 70 dead in a day February 18, 2012

    CNN's Arwa Damon travelled inside the city of Holms where the military continues to assault towns and villages. ...
  • UN diplomats fail to reach agreement on Syria February 3, 2012

    United Nations: Diplomats have failed to reach agreement on a UN resolution aimed at ending the bloodshed in Syria, leaving discussions in limbo pending consultations with their home governments. Envoys said on Thursday that yet another text is being drawn up for them to send to their capitals for consideration. British Ambassador...
  • Syria troops push back rebels as UN fight looms February 1, 2012

    Beirut: Syrian troops crushed pockets of rebel soldiers on Tuesday on the outskirts of Damascus and the UN Security Council took up a draft resolution demanding that President Bashar Assad halt the violence and yield power. US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told the Security Council that action to end...
  • One year on, Egypt will demonstrate, celebrate January 25, 2012

    Cairo: Egyptians head to Tahrir Square on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak with some seeking a new revolt against army rule and others celebrating the changes already achieved. It is a year since protesters inspired by an uprising in Tunisia took to the...
  • Syria: 17 dead as protesters stage huge rallies December 31, 2011

    Beirut: Syrian security forces, undaunted by the presence of Arab League observers, have killed at least 12 protesters as hundreds of thousands demonstrated against the government of President Bashar alAssad, opposition activists said. Five members of the security forces were also killed in a shooting in the city of Homs, the...
  • Egyptian court bans military 'virginity tests' December 29, 2011

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered the country's military rulers to stop the use of "virginity tests" on female detainees, in a rare condemnation by a civilian tribunal of a military practice that has caused an uproar among activists and rights groups. The virginity test allegations first surfaced after a...
  • Egypt protestor killed outside Cabinet: Officials November 26, 2011

    Cairo: Egyptian medical officials say that one demonstrator has been killed outside the country's Cabinet building, where protestors have camped overnight to prevent the entrance of the country's newlyappointed prime minister. Witnesses say that the protestor was killed when an army vehicle ran over him early on Saturday. The official spoke on...
  • Egypt Army appoints Kamal Ganzouri new PM November 25, 2011

    Cairo: Egyptian former prime minister Kamal Ganzouri accepted a request from the ruling generals to form a new government, state media reported, but protesters brushed away their choice and vowed to hold another mass rally on Friday to demand the army quit power. Ganzouri confirmed he had agreed in principle to...
  • USEgyptian writer alleges sexual abuse by police November 25, 2011

    Cairo: A prominent Egyptianborn US columnist said uniformed police sexually assaulted, beat and blindfolded her after she was detained on Thursday near Tahrir Square during clashes, leaving her left arm and right hand broken and in casts. Mona Eltahawy, 44, lives in New York and is a prominent women's rights defender,...
  • Egypt Army appoints exPM to form new govt November 25, 2011

    Cairo: Egypt's ruling military council asked former Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri to form a new government on Thursday after protesters demanded the army sack the previous cabinet, Al Jazeera television reported, citing unspecified reports. Ganzouri headed a cabinet from 1996 to 1999 that introduced some economic liberalization measures. Many Egyptians viewed...
  • Syria agrees to Arab plan, military pull out November 3, 2011

    Cairo: Syria has agreed to pull its military out of cities, release prisoners and hold talks with the opposition as part of an Arab plan to end violence triggered by an uprising against President Bashar al Assad. "We are happy to have reached this agreement and we will be even happier...
  • World View: Arab Spring Should India have taken a more active line? September 17, 2011

    Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to this week's edition of World View with me Suhasini Haidar. It has been nine months and counting the fires across the Arab world continue to burn and the Arab Spring as it is called is continuing to claim lives and in fact Governments. Today,...
  • Arab Spring: Should India have taken a more active line? September 17, 2011

    Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to this week's edition of World View with me Suhasini Haidar. It has been nine months and counting the fires across the Arab world continue to burn and the Arab Spring as it is called is continuing to claim lives and in fact Governments. Today,...
  • Yemen bombs antigovernment tribal area June 29, 2011

    Sanaa: Yemeni government warplanes and artillery pounded several villages of antigovernment tribes north of the capital on Tuesday, killing at least three people, a senior tribal leader said. Sheik Ali Youssef of the Naham tribe said that Republican Guard forces, which are commanded by embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh's son, began...
  • ICC decision rules out Gaddafi talks: Libya rebels June 29, 2011

    Paris: A spokesman for the rebel Libyan National Transitional Council said on Tuesday there was no room for talks with Muammar Gaddafi after the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for the Libyan leader's arrest. "After the ICC decision I don't think there is a place for any direct or indirect...
  • Yemen may retake oil pipeline, crisis persists June 29, 2011

    Dubai: Yemen is considering using force to secure and repair its main oil pipeline, blown up in an attack by angry tribesmen in midMarch, a senior Yemeni official told Reuters on Tuesday. The comments came amid a persistent political impasse over the fate of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is recovering...
  • Libyan rebels claim advances in western mountains June 27, 2011

    Tripoli: Rebels in Libya's western mountains said they have advanced and are battling Muammar Gaddafi's forces in a strategic town southwest of the capital, ramping up pressure against government troops on a second front. The rebels' claim of an advance into the outskirts of the town of Bair alGhanam, some 50...
  • Libyan schools heal battle scarred children June 27, 2011

    Since the revolution has begun, schools have been closed and the children have had no where to go. ...
  • 7 killed in Syria as protests turn violent June 22, 2011

    Beirut: Syrian President Bashar Assad's effort to drown out prodemocracy protests exploded into clashes between government supporters and opponents on Tuesday, and security forces opened fire and killed seven people, including a teenager, activists said. It was the latest deadly turn in a 3monthold uprising that appears unbowed by a relentless...
  • Libyan rebels try to close on Gaddafi June 18, 2011

    Dafniyah: Libya's rebels have traded heavy artillery fire with Muammar Gaddafi's forces near the western city of Zlitan as they tried to take governmentheld territory east of the capital Tripoli. The city, 160 km (100 miles) from Tripoli, is the next major town on the Mediterranean coastal road to the capital...
  • Libyan leader Gaddafi says NATO will not win June 18, 2011

    Tripoli: Provoked by renewed daylight NATO bombing of his capital, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi raged against the alliance on Friday, screaming his message and daring Western forces to keep it up. Gaddafi spoke in a telephone call that was piped through loudspeakers to a few thousand people demonstrating in Tripoli's Green...
  • Syria: Helicopters open fire to quell protest June 11, 2011

    Amman: Syrian helicopter gunships fired machineguns to disperse prodemocracy protests, witnesses said, in the first reported use of air power to quell unrest in Syria's increasingly bloody threemonthold uprising. The use of the aircraft came on a day of nationwide rallies against President Bashar alAssad, as unrest showed no sign of...
  • Yemen: Militants emboldened by nation's turmoil June 10, 2011

    Sanaa: Yemen's political upheaval has emboldened suspected alQaida militants who have seized a provincial capital and now are operating openly in the lawless south, training with live ammunition and controlling roads with checkpoints. The US fears the power vacuum will give even freer rein to alQaida's branch in Yemen already...
  • Gaddafi vows to fight on, NATO jets pound Tripoli June 8, 2011

    Tripoli: Waves of NATO aircraft hit Tripoli on Tuesday in the most sustained bombardment of the Libyan capital since Western forces began air strikes in March. By Tuesday afternoon, war planes were striking different parts of the city several times an hour, hour after hour, rattling windows and sending clouds of...
  • Egypt: Activist whose death sparked revolt honored June 7, 2011

    Cairo: Hundreds of Egyptians took to the streets on Monday and stood in silence in memory of activist Khaled Said, beaten to death outside an Internet cafe exactly a year ago by two police officers in the coastal city Alexandria. Pictures of the 28yearold's battered face and body quickly spread via...
  • Yemen Prez recovering from wounds after attack June 5, 2011

    Sanaa: President Ali Abdullah Saleh was recovering from head wounds on Saturday, officials said, a day after an attack on his palace escalated a conflict that has brought Yemen to the brink of civil war. Yemeni and Saudi officials dismissed reports on Arabiya TV that Saleh had left for neighboring Saudi...