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Hosni Mubarak still not in the clear over 2011 uprising, fresh trial awaits him

Jun 04, 2015

Hosni Mubarak still not in the clear over 2011 uprising, fresh trial awaits him

Egypt's highest appeals court on Thursday ordered the retrial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak on charges that he failed to stop the killing of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising. #Egypt #Hosni Mubarak #NewsTracker #Cairo #Arab Spring #2011 uprising #Hosni Mubarak trial
Gulf proxy war in the making: Here's all you need to know about the crisis in Yemen

Mar 27, 2015

Gulf proxy war in the making: Here's all you need to know about the crisis in Yemen

The advance of the Houthis threatens to plunge the Arab world's poorest country, Yemen, into a civil war that has already drawn in its Gulf neighbours. #World #Al-Qaeda #didyouknow #Middle East #UN #Yemen #Sana'a #Ali Abdullah Saleh #Iran #Aden #Arab Spring #Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi #Sunnis #Shiite rebels #Yemen President #Houthis
Govts turn up the heat on atheists' amid decline in religious belief

Dec 10, 2014

Govts turn up the heat on atheists' amid decline in religious belief

Global polling over the past two years showed some 13 percent of the world's population was firmly atheist, while a further 23 percent was "not religious". #Religion #NewsTracker #Russia #Turkey #Arab Spring #Blasphemy #religious beliefs #secularists #International Humanist and Ethical Union #Atheists #Theism
Arab Spring: Four years later, hope and democracy fail to find a footing

Dec 08, 2014

Arab Spring: Four years later, hope and democracy fail to find a footing

Here's a look at how the countries of the Arab Spring have fared four years after pro-democracy uprisings swept the region: #Syria #Egypt #Libya #NewsTracker #Yemen #Bahrain #Democracy #Morocco #Arab Spring #Iraq #Tunisia #revolution #Gulf States
Yemen's al Qaeda threatens US hostage in new Islamic State-like video

Dec 05, 2014

Yemen's al Qaeda threatens US hostage in new Islamic State-like video

In a video post of their own, Somers' mother and brother said Somers was "only trying to do good things for the Yemeni population" and pleaded with his captors to spare him. #US #NewsTracker #Yemen #Arab Spring #Islamic militancy #Luke Somers #Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi #al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula
Syrian govt makes 'world record' for air raids; 500 killed

Nov 28, 2014

Syrian govt makes 'world record' for air raids; 500 killed

The Syrian air force first launched air strikes against rebel-held areas in July 2012 when the government lost control of swathes of Aleppo city. #Syria #Al-Qaeda #NewsTracker #Turkey #Arab Spring #Bashar al-Assad #Jihadists #islamic-state #Pro-democracy #2011 Syrian Revolution
From hope to carnage: Activists mourn the Syrian revolution

Nov 28, 2014

From hope to carnage: Activists mourn the Syrian revolution

Most of the peaceful protesters of the early days of the revolt have been killed, jailed, forced into exile or live under siege. #Syria #Al-Qaeda #NewsTracker #Turkey #Arab Spring #Bashar al-Assad #Jihadists #islamic-state #Pro-democracy #2011 Syrian Revolution
Transition to democracy: Tunisia holds first free presidential election

Nov 23, 2014

Transition to democracy: Tunisia holds first free presidential election

unisia took another step forward in its transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy. #NewsTracker #Democracy #Tunis #Presidential elections #Arab Spring Tunisia
Syria: Govt air raids on rebel area kills 42 people, including seven children

Sep 12, 2014

Syria: Govt air raids on rebel area kills 42 people, including seven children

Syrian government air raids on a rebel-held area near Damascus killed 42 people, including seven children. #World #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #Arab Spring #Bashar al-Assad #death toll #rebels #Airstrike #Syrian president #Douma