Arab Spring http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22955/all en Egypt's Brotherhood says UAE arrests unfounded http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130102/egypts-brotherhood-says-uae-arrests-unfounded <p>* Claim is "devoid of truth", Brotherhood says</p> <p>* UAE-<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/egypt">Egypt</a> relations since Mubarak ouster</p> <p>By Shaimaa Fayed and Tamim Elyan</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said on Wednesday some of its members had been wrongfully arrested in United Arab Emirates (UAE) on allegations of helping to train local Islamists in subversion tactics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130102/egypts-brotherhood-says-uae-arrests-unfounded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Arab world Arab–Israeli conflict Egypt Egypt Egyptian people Egyptian revolution Family Relation Hosni Mubarak Islam in Egypt Middle East Muslim Brotherhood Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt Person Career Person Location Politics of Egypt Quotation Tamim Elyan United Arab Emirates Thomson Reuters Wed, 02 Jan 2013 20:15:31 +0000 5730920 at http://www.globalpost.com Al Jazeera buys Current TV, terms undisclosed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/al-jazeera-buys-current-tv-terms-undisclosed <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Qatar-based Al Jazeera news channel said on Wednesday it will buy Current TV, the cable channel founded by Al Gore and business partner Joel Hyatt in 2005, for undisclosed terms.</p> <p>Current, which has battled low viewership, is now distributed in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/united-states">United States</a> with cable or satellite service.</p> Al Gore Al Jazeera Arab Spring Asia CDATA Current TV Joel Hyatt Middle East Qatar Television Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:59:14 +0000 5730981 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt police, protesters clash over uprising court case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/egypt-police-protesters-clash-over-uprising-court-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAIRO, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Police and protesters clashed in the port city of Alexandria on Sunday after a judge investigating the killing of protesters in Egypt's 2011 uprising said he was transferring the case to another court, a court source and a Reuters witness said.</p> <p>Lawyers for the plaintiffs wanted the court to consider the report of a fact-finding committee investigating the case against six police officers accused of killing unarmed protesters during the 18-day uprising before proceeding with the defendants' hearings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/egypt-police-protesters-clash-over-uprising-court-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Arabic culture Entertainment Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 23:45:24 +0000 5737006 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian rebels destroy Shi'ite site, loot churches - HRW http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/syrian-rebels-destroy-shiite-site-loot-churches-hrw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alexander Dziadosz</p> <p>BEIRUT, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Rebels in Syria have burned and looted the religious sites of minorities, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday, as the longest and deadliest of the Arab Spring revolts becomes increasingly sectarian.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/syrian-rebels-destroy-shiite-site-loot-churches-hrw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Arabic culture Human Rights Watch Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:30:26 +0000 5738237 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt opposition in muddle over call to oust Mursi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/egypt-opposition-muddle-over-call-oust-mursi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Opposition says call to topple regime didn't mean Mursi</p> <p>* Two more protesters die of wounds, death toll 59</p> <p>* President's office says to probe beatings</p> <p>By Paul Taylor</p> <p>CAIRO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Egypt's main opposition alliance has got itself into a muddle by appearing to endorse a call for the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, then backing away.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/egypt-opposition-muddle-over-call-oust-mursi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Egypt Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:15:05 +0000 5745380 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Egypt opposition in muddle over call to oust Mursi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-egypt-opposition-muddle-over-call-oust-mursi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Opposition says call to topple government did not mean Mursi</p> <p>* Two more protesters die of wounds, death toll 59</p> <p>* President's office says to probe beatings (Adds new clashes in a Nile Delta town)</p> <p>By Paul Taylor</p> <p>CAIRO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Egypt's main opposition alliance denied on Monday that it was demanding the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi, backing away from an earlier statement that appeared to do just that.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-egypt-opposition-muddle-over-call-oust-mursi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Arabic culture Mohamed Mursi Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:30:04 +0000 5745838 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt activist death reignites police reform calls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/egypt-activist-death-reignites-police-reform-calls-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fierce clashes broke out in the Nile Delta on Monday between demonstrators and riot police after the funeral of an activist who died in custody, witnesses said, amid a growing backlash against police abuses.</p> <p>A health ministry official said at least 18 people were wounded in the city of Tanta, where witnesses say police fired tear gas and birdshot at stone-throwing protesters following the activist's funeral.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/egypt-activist-death-reignites-police-reform-calls-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Bahraini uprising Egyptian revolution Entertainment Mohammed al-Guindi Politics Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:30:39 +0000 5745842 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Egyptian protesters clash with police after days of calm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-egyptian-protesters-clash-police-after-days-calm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Petrol bombs thrown at presidential palace - witnesses</p> <p>* At least 59 killed in wave of unrest since Jan. 25 (Adds cabinet statement, new number of wounded)</p> <p>By Alexander Dziadosz</p> <p>CAIRO, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Egyptians marched and chanted against Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in cities across the country on Friday and several hundred attacked the presidential palace with petrol bombs and rocks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-egyptian-protesters-clash-police-after-days-calm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Arab world Disaster Egypt Egyptian revolution Middle East North Africa Politics War Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 19:00:39 +0000 5750452 at http://www.globalpost.com HRW seeks independent probe into Yemen 'massacre' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/hrw-seeks-independent-probe-yemen-massacre-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged Yemen to launch an independent probe into the "massacre" of 45 protesters during the 2011 uprising against ousted autocratic president Ali Abdullah Saleh.</p> <p>The New York-based watchdog said an earlier investigation ordered by Saleh into the killings was flawed, calling for a new probe that is "independent, impartial and meets international standards."</p> <p>"Several senior former and current government officials appear to have played a role in the massacre but have not been charged," it said in a 69-page report entitled "Unpunished Massacre".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/hrw-seeks-independent-probe-yemen-massacre-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Ali Abdullah Saleh Arab Spring Human Rights Watch AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:45:57 +0000 5753946 at http://www.globalpost.com Bahrain policeman killed in clashes with protesters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/bahrain-policeman-killed-clashes-protesters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A police officer was killed near the Bahraini capital Manama in fresh overnight clashes with protesters marking the second anniversary of a Shiite-led uprising, the interior ministry said Friday.</p> <p>The officer died after he was hit by a petrol bomb during clashes in a Shiite village near the capital.</p> <p>A teenager was shot dead on Thursday when the protests to mark the 2011 uprising against the Gulf kingdom's Sunni rulers turned violent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/bahrain-policeman-killed-clashes-protesters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Bahraini uprising AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 08:00:40 +0000 5756359 at http://www.globalpost.com Anti-riot gear can also save lives: arms experts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/anti-riot-gear-can-also-save-lives-arms-experts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Arab governments should use anti-riot gear against protesters to save lives after many were killed in a disproportionate response to Arab Spring uprisings, defence experts at a Gulf defence show said.</p> <p>"Every country must invest in the correct equipment for crowd control," said Ivor Ichikowitz of South African defence and security firm Paramount Group, when asked if Arab nations need to be better equipped to deal with protests.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/anti-riot-gear-can-also-save-lives-arms-experts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Arabic culture Disaster AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 04:30:33 +0000 5762931 at http://www.globalpost.com Experts urge Arab nations to train forces in crowd control http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/experts-urge-arab-nations-train-forces-crowd-control <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Defence experts who say many lives could have been saved during Arab uprisings if states used proper crowd control measures sought to tap into a growing market at an Abu Dhabi arms fair.</p> <p>Anti-riot vehicles with sophisticated acoustic repellents have boldly taken their place alongside the likes of Eurofighter's Typhoon warplane and the bristling firepower of rocket launchers at the arms industry's biennial quest for petrodollars in the Gulf emirate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/experts-urge-arab-nations-train-forces-crowd-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Arabic culture Disaster AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:15:41 +0000 5763167 at http://www.globalpost.com Oman court orders retrial of 11 activists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/oman-court-orders-retrial-11-activists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MUSCAT, March 4 (Reuters) - Oman's Supreme Court has ordered a retrial of 11 democracy activists convicted of forming an illegal gathering, their lawyer said on Monday, after they staged a prison hunger strike last month.</p> <p>They were jailed last year in a security crackdown after protests in the Gulf Arab sultanate inspired by Arab Spring uprisings elsewhere in the region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/oman-court-orders-retrial-11-activists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Asia Business Hospitality Law Middle East Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:30:47 +0000 5773096 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Fifty wounded in Egypt port city as police battle protesters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-1-egypt-police-and-protesters-clash-third-day-port-said <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds number of wounded in Port Said, reporter's byline)</p> <p>By Yusri Mohamed</p> <p>PORT SAID, Egypt, March 5 (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces battled stone-throwing youths in the Suez Canal city of Port Said on Tuesday while in Cairo police took to the streets to protest, reflecting a country beset by discontent over a host of grievances.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-1-egypt-police-and-protesters-clash-third-day-port-said" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Arab world Arabic culture Middle East North Africa War Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:30:26 +0000 5773841 at http://www.globalpost.com Protester killed as Egypt braces for court verdict http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/protester-killed-egypt-braces-court-verdict <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A protester was shot dead in clashes in Port Said early on Friday on the eve of a court verdict on a deadly football riot, with unrest pushing Egypt's already precarious government to the brink.</p> <p>The government has largely lost its hold on security in the restive Suez Canal city since protests erupted there in late January after a court sentenced 21 defendants to death in the case.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/protester-killed-egypt-braces-court-verdict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Arab world Politics AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:45:52 +0000 5777064 at http://www.globalpost.com