Arab Uprisings

  • Palestinian protesters shout slogans in protest of John Kerry's visit January 4, 2014

    Ramallah: Palestinian protesters on Friday condemned the latest efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to advance peace talks with Israel, using chants evoking the Arab uprisings and telling him to go home. Hours before Kerry was due to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a raucous crowd of several hundred...
  • Syria blames rebels for petrol station blast in Damascus January 5, 2013

    Beirut: Syria said on January 4 that a car bomb at a crowded petrol station in Damascus was set off by "terrorists", a term it uses for rebels seeking to topple President Bashar al-Assad. The blast on January 3 night killed 11 people and wounded 40 at a station packed...
  • Mubarak in dangerous condition in jail: Officials June 7, 2012

    Cairo: Hosni Mubarak's health entered a "dangerous" phase on Wednesday, and doctors had to administer oxygen five times to help the deposed Egyptian leader breathe, according to security officials at his prison. Mubarak's health crisis came days after he was sentenced to life in prison for failing to stop the killing...
  • New al Qaeda head hails Arab uprisings September 14, 2011

    Dubai: New al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri voiced support in an Internet video for popular revolts shaking the Middle East, saying Arabs no longer feared the United States 10 years after the country was targeted by the militant network. "Ten years have passed since the blessed attacks on New York and...
  • Bahrain sentences 8 Shiite activists to life June 22, 2011

    Manama, Bahrain: A security court sentenced eight Shiite activists to life in prison on Wednesday and issued long jail terms for 13 others in the latest blow by authorities waging a crackdown against protesters seeking greater rights in the Gulf kingdom. Shiite crowds blocked roads with sand piles and called for...