Regional News

January 21, 2015

What began as an effort to save trees in Gezi Park eventually morphed into a violent anti-government protest. (AFP/File)
12:56 GMT

A Turkish Court convicted two police officers of beating 19-year-old student Ali Ismail Korkmaz to death during the 2013 Gezi Park protests.

A tank takes position near the presidential palace in Sanaa, following a coup by Houthi militants, January 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:36 GMT

Armed Houthi fighters replaced the presidential guard Wednesday outside the private residence of the country's premier, Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, following a coup.

The court proceedings did not address if there were any causalities as a result of the attack. (AFP Photo/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
09:38 GMT

The men used a gas cylinder to explode a car in Manama in February of last year.

In the ballot, 219 voted in favor, while 288 voted against sending the former minister to court. (AFP/File)
08:39 GMT

Four former ministers will not go to trial for an alleged graft case following a secret parliamentary vote.

An armed Houthi militant stands in a damaged area, following intense clashes with the presidential guard in Sanaa, January 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:47 GMT

The UN condemned an attack by Shia Houthi militants on Yemen's presidential palace following reports President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi fled the country's capital.

Al-Watan was ordered to close by Kuwait's Commerce Ministry. (Image: Snipview)
06:50 GMT

Kuwaiti authorities closed down the al-Watan newspaper, which was critical of the government and defied a gag order.

January 20, 2015

Yemenis carry their belongings as they flee the area near the residence of Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi after it was attacked by Houthi militiamen, on January 20, 2015, in the capital Sanaa. (AFP/ Mohammed Huwais)
22:25 GMT

A spokeswoman described the move as "the completion of a coup."

Bahrain has seen massive international pressure in recent weeks to release activists and dissidents jailed for allegedly insulting the long-standing Manama regime. (AFP/File)
21:09 GMT

A senior Shia activist in Bahrain has been given six months in jail for tweets insulting the Manama regime, a judicial court source said Tuesday.

A Houthi militant mans a checkpoint in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, January 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:18 GMT

Houthi militants surrounded the prime minister's residency in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, after ongoing clashes with the army.

Local media suggested the raids were targeted at supporters of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, an ally-turned-foe of President Tayyip Erdogan. (AFP/File)
09:18 GMT

The raids targeted the country's "parallel structure", a group of Turkish bureaucrats and senior officials allegedly working to undermine the Turkish government.

January 19, 2015

The Houthis have controlled two governorates in northern Yemen since 2011, and in September 2014 they seized control of the capital as well.  (AFP/MOHAMMED HUWAIS)
18:11 GMT

The Houthi militia and the Yemen army agreed to a ceasefire, ending a day of intense fighting in Sanaa.

Anti-government protesters hold up images of the banned al-Wefaq's leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, following his arrest, December 29, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:07 GMT

Human Rights Watch called on Bahrain's government to release detained activists including the head of the country's opposition movement, Sheikh Ali Salman.

Yemeni soldiers block streets around the presidential palace in the capital Sanaa on Monday as fierce clashes erupted between the presidential guard and members of the Shiite Houthi movement. (AFP/Mojammed Huwais)
10:46 GMT

Houthi rebels have allegedly taken over the country's state news agency and television station after clashes broke out earlier Monday morning.

The clashes occurred days after Houthi militants abducted the Yemini president's chief of staff. (AFP/File)
09:42 GMT

Fresh clashes broke out between Houthi militants and presidential guards Monday in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.

January 18, 2015

One of the bombs was found under a statue of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the secular Turkish Republic. (AFP/Getty/Ozan Kose)
18:13 GMT

A bomb exploded near a fuel substation, while two more were found and detonated in a controlled environments by explosive experts. There were no reported injuries.