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Saudi shouts support for Egypt`s new anti-Islamist leader

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 15:29

As new Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi prepares for his inauguration on Sunday, his most powerful Arab ally is deploying both threats and promises to ensure the Arab Spring cannot upset a new anti-Islamist front in the Middle East.

Berlin summons Egyptian ambassador over death sentences

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 22:53

The German Foreign Ministry said it summoned the Egyptian ambassador on Tuesday to urge the lifting of 683 death sentences handed down by an Egyptian court to suspected Islamists.

Hundreds protest in Tunisia against `terrorism`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 04:03

More than a thousand protesters gathered on Monday in the Tunisian town of Jendouba to condemn the weekend killings of four people by suspected Islamist militants.

Blasts hit police 3 years after uprising in Bahrain

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 03:33

Explosions targeted police in Bahrain Friday as clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters on the third anniversary of the Gulf nation`s uprising left dozens wounded, authorities and activists said.

Bahrain protesters clash with police on uprising anniversary

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 19:34

Pro-democracy demonstrators clashed with police in Bahrain as they marked the third anniversary of an Arab Spring-inspired uprising that was crushed with the help of Saudi-led troops, witnesses said.

Protests called 3 years after Bahrain`s crushed uprising

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 09:15

Bahrain`s opposition has called for protests to mark the third anniversary Friday of an Arab Spring revolt led by the Shiite majority that was brutally crushed by the Saudi-backed Sunni monarchy.

US diplomats walk out of Tunisia ceremony after Iran jibe

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 04:07

US diplomats on Friday walked out of the ceremony to celebrate Tunisia`s new constitution after Iran`s representative made "false accusations" about Washington undermining the Arab Spring uprisings, the embassy said.

Tunisia`s leaders sign new charter 3 years after revolution

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 04:21

Tunisia`s leaders on Monday signed the new constitution adopted by lawmakers, a key goal of the revolution three years ago that touched off the Arab Spring.

Egypt``s Sisi poised to announce presidency bid

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 18:55

Three years after the "Arab Spring" toppled Hosni Mubarak, a secretive general with a cult-like following is expected to announce his candidacy for the presidency of Egypt ahead of elections which he is expected to win easily.

Tunisia PM-designate says failed to form new cabinet

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 03:59

Tunisia`s Prime Minister-designate Mehdi Jomaa announced Saturday he had failed to reach a consensus on a new cabinet due to oversee the run-up to fresh elections.

Tunisia says nine `terrorists` killed, bombs seized

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 21:49

Tunisian security forces killed nine `terrorists` and seized two tonnes of explosives on Saturday in a military operation near where two policemen were killed two days earlier, the defence ministry said.

Facebook says 56 million 'like' it in Arab world

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 20:56

Facebook on Tuesday announced that it has 56 million active users in the Middle East and North Africa, where activists used the social media network to organise Arab Spring uprisings.