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Turkish president on Egypt, Israelupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 13:32:00

Turkey's President Abdullah Gul, on Syria, Egypt, the eurozone crisis & relations with Israel.

Ethiopia powers on with controversial dam projectupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 06:28:00

The waters of the Blue Nile have for millennia flowed down from the Ethiopian highlands enriching the countries on its banks.

Anti-immigration protest turns violent in Tel Avivupdated: Fri May 25 2012 01:43:00

A racially charged demonstration against the Israeli government's handling of immigration from Africa turned violent Wednesday night as protesters attacked foreign workers, shattered car windows and vandalized a shop owned by a Sudanese migrant.

Egypt: Call for mass protests amid election controversyupdated: Thu May 03 2012 12:07:00

Hundreds of demonstrators extended their sit-in outside Egypt's defense ministry to a sixth day Thursday, as organizers called for mass protests following violence that killed at least 11 people.

Egypt government overhaul not happeningupdated: Thu May 03 2012 12:07:00

Egypt's ruling military council says an overhaul of the nation's civilian government will not happen. Ian Lee reports.

We cannot fail the women of Arab Springupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 08:25:00

Last month, a delegation of members from the U.S. House of Representatives, which I was honored to lead, met with inspiring women of North Africa who are helping to change the world.

March on Jerusalem turns violentupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 19:05:00

Protests marking "Land Day" turn violent at the Israel-West Bank border. CNN's Matthew Chance reports

Israeli forces clash with Palestinian protesters marking Land Day updated: Fri Mar 30 2012 19:05:00

One man died and dozens more were injured Friday as Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators clashed in Gaza and the West Bank during protests to mark Land Day, Palestinian medical sources said.

Zimbabwe activists fined for watching Arab Spring videosupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 15:53:00

A judge fined six Zimbabwean human rights activists $500 each on Wednesday for watching footage of the Arab Spring protests and threatened to send them to prison for 10 months if they fail to pay up by Monday.

Zimbabwean PM responds to verdictupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 15:53:00

CNN's Zain Verjee talks to Zimbabwe's PM about the conviction of six people allegedly plotting to unseat Mugabe.

Sentencing delayed for 6 Zimbabweans convicted of watching Arab Spring videos updated: Tue Mar 20 2012 13:19:00

Sentencing has been delayed for six Zimbabweans convicted of conspiracy to commit public violence after they were caught watching footage of Arab Spring protests.

Zimbabweans guilty in Arab Spring caseupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 13:19:00

Two Zimbabweans describe the treatment they received after watching Arab Spring protest videos.

Zimbabweans found guilty of watching Arab Spring videosupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 19:00:00

Six Zimbabweans arrested last year for watching footage of the Arab Spring protests were found guilty Monday of conspiracy to commit public violence.

Dates set for Egyptian presidential voteupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 14:09:00

Egypt's first presidential election since the ouster last year of Hosni Mubarak will take place on May 23-24, with final results expected June 21, the head of the election commission announced Wednesday.

Worker sets himself afire in job protestupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 14:09:00

A man suffered minor burns after setting himself on fire outside Egypt's parliament during a protest.

Official: 'Intense' talks in Egypt over NGO standoffupdated: Sat Feb 25 2012 18:44:00

The United States is having "intense discussions" with the Egyptian government to resolve the case of 16 American overseas aid workers facing charges as part of a crackdown on nongovernmental organizations, a senior administration official said Saturday.

Nine dead as Egypt protests continueupdated: Sun Feb 05 2012 15:54:00

Protests continue in Egypt after a riot at a soccer match leaves 79 dead. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Nigerians protest end of fuel subsidyupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 12:44:00

Police and protesters clashed across Nigeria on Monday amid a nationwide strike and widespread protests over a government decision that more than doubled fuel prices in the largely impoverished country.

Israeli, Palestinian officials meet in Jordan to relaunch negotiationsupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 17:57:00

Palestinian negotiators put forward proposals on security and borders during talks with Israeli representatives in Jordan, Palestinian media reported Tuesday.

Israeli, Palestinian officials to meet in Jordanupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 09:38:00

Israeli and Palestinian representatives will meet in Amman, Jordan, on Tuesday in an effort to relaunch negotiations between the two sides after more than a year of deadlock, Jordanian state media reported.

What's next for North Korea?updated: Tue Dec 20 2011 12:38:00

CNN's Christiane Amanpour discusses the future for North Korea amid leadership transition.

Social networking booming in Egypt, Russia, survey findsupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 11:47:00

People in poorer countries send text messages more often than those in wealthier countries. Men in Spain and Germany access the Internet on their phones twice as much as women do.

Islamist parties ahead in Egypt voteupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 05:25:00

Religious political parties in Egypt say their election success is a sign of true democracy. CNN's Jim Clancy reports.

Tensions rise between Egyptian military and Muslim Brotherhoodupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 05:25:00

The military council that runs Egypt and an Islamist party that has done well in parliamentary elections accused each other Thursday of plotting a dictatorship.

Polls close after first day of Egyptian electionsupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 19:04:00

Egyptian election officials sealed ballot boxes with candle wax Monday after the first day of the country's parliamentary elections.

Military police try to halt Cairo skirmishesupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 17:18:00

Military police poured into Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday in hopes of stopping clashes between protesters and police, as the Egyptian government said a truce had been declared through a group of clerics.

Tear gas returns to Cairo's Tahrir Squareupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 11:19:00

Dawn broke over central Cairo Tuesday, revealing thousands of demonstrators sleeping on the lawns, sidewalks and streets of Tahrir Square.

Violence escalating in Tahrir Squareupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 11:19:00

Egypt's military accepts Cabinet resignations as clashes continue in Cairo. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

A long 8 months in Libyaupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 15:07:00

Fighting in Libya started with anti-government demonstrations in February and escalated into a civil war.

Photo allegedly shows dead Gadhafiupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 15:07:00

A photo released by AFP shows what appears to be Moammar Gadhafi's dead body covered in blood.

Protesters arrested nationwide as Occupy Wall Street rallies hit monthlong markupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 05:41:00

Police hauled away protesters in various cities Sunday as Occupy Wall Street rallies continued for the 30th day.

Israel apologizes to Egypt over August border incidentupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 11:44:00

Following an investigation, Israel apologized to Egypt this week over an August incident in which five Egyptian border guards were killed, the Israeli Ministry of Defense said.

Syria opposition gains regional backersupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 07:11:00

International powers put more heat on Syria's government Tuesday, as a new umbrella opposition group gained key backers in the Arab world and China exhorted the government to respond to people's "reasonable" demands.

Syrian opposition gains Arab supportupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 07:11:00

The Syrian opposition council gains key support from within the Arab world. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Israel faces 'regional tsunami' set off by Arab Springupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 11:35:00

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gets ready to address the U.N. General Assembly on Friday, he will look out at some not-so-familiar faces. The neighborhood has changed since last year's global gathering, and Israel faces multiple challenges as a consequence of the unfinished business known as the Arab Spring.

Ehud Barak: Obama friendly to Israelupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 11:35:00

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak says President Barack Obama is a friend to Israel.

Session at U.N. reflects changes of Arab Springupdated: Sun Sep 25 2011 04:12:00

New Libyan leaders pledge change, Palestinian leaders hope for statehood, and the Horn of Africa will receive more aid. CNN's Elise Labott reports.

Post-revolution delegates from Egypt and Libya address U.N. updated: Sun Sep 25 2011 04:12:00

A pair of north African delegates addressed the U.N. General Assembly for the first time Saturday, each representing a new government formed after revolution and civil war ousted their respective long-time leaders.

Post-revolution delegates from Egypt and Libya address U.N.updated: Sat Sep 24 2011 22:16:00

A pair of north African delegates addressed the U.N. General Assembly for the first time Saturday, each representing a new government formed after revolution and civil war ousted their respective long-time leaders.

Turkey asserts itselfupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 09:34:00

CNN's Ivan Watson reports on how Turkey's prime minister is trying to exploit the Arab Spring.

U.S. seeks to calm Middle East tensionsupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 16:51:00

In the wake of last Friday's ransacking by protesters of the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, U.S. officials have engaged in a flurry of diplomatic activity intended to calm tensions in the Middle East.

Netanyahu: No need to amend Egypt-Israel treatyupdated: Sun Aug 28 2011 22:44:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that he does not believe his country should amend its 1979 peace treaty with Egypt.

Gadhafi: Colorful, but deadlyupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 13:18:00

CNN's Hala Gorani tells some of Moammar Gadhafi's colorful history that has amused and infuriated.

A timeline of the conflict in Libyaupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 14:59:00

Fighting in Libya started with anti-government demonstrations in February and escalated into a civil war.

Africa after Gadhafiupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 06:20:00

CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports on Gadhafi's influence on the African continent.

Freedom and control in cyberspaceupdated: Sun Jul 31 2011 13:53:00

Media activist Rebecca MacKinnon talks about the struggle for freedom and control in cyberspace.

Unrest: Middle East and North Africa, country by countryupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 06:12:00

Countries in the Middle East and North Africa have been swept up in protests against longtime rulers since the January revolt that ousted Tunisian strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. In many cases, these demonstrations and movements have been met with brute force that has escalated into seemingly unending violence. Here are the latest developments and information about the roots of the unrest.

Official: Egypt's foreign minister quits after less than month on jobupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 01:59:00

Egypt's foreign minister resigned Saturday, part of a reshuffling of Egypt's government in the face of continued demonstrations calling for reforms.

Egyptian prime minister fires officers accused of killing protestersupdated: Sat Jul 09 2011 16:41:00

Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf ordered the termination Saturday of all officers accused of killing protesters.

New Arab League chief acknowledges change, vows probe on Libyaupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 11:44:00

Less than two months after being tapped for the position, Nabil Al-Araby has formally become the head of the Arab League, Egyptian state media reported Sunday.

Syrian president sacks governor of restive provinceupdated: Sat Jul 02 2011 12:47:00

The Syrian president sacked the governor of a restive province, a day after tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of its capital.

Egypt deploys army as protests rage in Tahrir Squareupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 11:54:00

Egypt sent hundreds of troops with armored vehicles onto the streets Wednesday to protect the Ministry of the Interior, the army taking over from the police, as anti-government protests raged.

Egyptian court dissolves local councilsupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 12:55:00

A Cairo Administrative Court Tuesday ordered the dissolution of local municipal councils that were elected under former President Hosni Mubarak.

Santorum slams Obama on Egypt stanceupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 09:55:00

In February, Rick Santorum criticizes the president for not siding with Egypt's Hosni Mubarak.

Deadline close for Iraqi ministers told to make changes or lose jobupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 06:50:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's 100-day deadline is fast approaching for Cabinet ministers to make reforms or be fired, raising concerns of mass protests if the deadline passes without some sign of improvement.

Explain it to me: G8, G-20, G-what?updated: Fri May 27 2011 21:49:00

You've heard of the G8, the G-20, and maybe even the G5, but what are they? CNN's Michael Holmes explains it to you.

Syrian forces fire on protesters; 8 killedupdated: Fri May 27 2011 20:55:00

Syrian security forces fired on anti-government protesters in several southern towns Friday, killing at least eight people, organizers said.

Distrusting U.S., Saudi Arabia embarks on more assertive roleupdated: Thu May 19 2011 07:55:00

As U.S. President Barack Obama seeks to reinvigorate his administration's policy in the Middle East, he will have to contend with several issues where U.S. influence is less than overwhelming.

Egypt's foreign minister tapped as new head of the Arab Leagueupdated: Sun May 15 2011 15:54:00

The Arab League on Sunday elected Egypt's foreign minister as its next secretary-general, an official with the organization said.

State TV: 2 dead and 60 injured in clashes involving Coptics in Cairoupdated: Sat May 14 2011 22:14:00

Violence erupted in the Cairo neighborhood of Maspero when pro-Coptic protesters clashed with unidentified men, leaving at least two people dead and 60 injured, state TV reported early Sunday.

Students 'armed' with pencils beaten in Syria, activist saysupdated: Thu May 12 2011 21:33:00

Syria weathered more anti-government ferment over the past day as the embattled regime girded for another round of nationwide protests Friday.

Residents flee Syrian violence, deathupdated: Thu May 12 2011 21:33:00

CNN's Rima Maktabi is on the border as people flee Syria into Lebanon, leaving violence and death behind.

Daraa violence, defiance escalatingupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 08:59:00

Syria rejects calls for an independent investigation as the military siege continues in Daraa. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

Bloody Syrian crackdown embarrasses Turkish alliesupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 08:59:00

Turkish officials engaged in last-minute shuttle diplomacy with their restive neighbor Syria and repeated calls for restraint ahead of what is expected to be another violent day of protests across the Arab nation on Friday.

Egyptians in Tahrir angered by military crackdownupdated: Sat Apr 09 2011 15:55:00

Predawn gunfire and clashes from a violent military crackdown on protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Saturday left Egyptians feeling shocked, confused and angered in the hours that followed.

Tahrir demos include militaryupdated: Sat Apr 09 2011 15:55:00

Army officers joined large demos at Tahrir Square Friday. Ivan Watson reports.

Violent protests continue in Syriaupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 15:59:00

A demonstration in Syria, which started peacefully, turned violent as security forces tightened their control.

Protests in Jordan turn violentupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 11:18:00

CNN producer Jomana Karadsheh explains how peaceful demonstrations for reform have heated up.

More than 100 people injured as demonstrators clash in Jordanupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 11:18:00

Demonstrations turned violent in Amman, Jordan, Friday as government loyalists clashed with protesters who are pushing for reforms.

Iraqis protest against crackdown on Shiites in Bahrainupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 08:33:00

Hundreds of angry Iraqis demonstrated in the holy Shiite city of Karbala on Thursday, protesting the use of foreign troops in the crackdown against anti-government protests in Bahrain.

Egyptians to vote Saturday in constitutional referendumupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 14:34:00

A debate is raging on street corners, television airwaves and social networking websites over a historic referendum in Egypt Saturday -- viewed by many as the country's first democratic initiative after the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak's autocratic regime.

Washington concerned over torture allegations in Zimbabweupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 09:50:00

The United States expressed concern Thursday about recent arrests in Zimbabwe of political and civil society activists and allegations by their lawyer that some of them were tortured.

Calls for democracy fly into North Koreaupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 13:22:00

It is impossible to know how many North Koreans know anything about the pro-democracy unrest sweeping through the Middle East and North Africa. A safe assumption has to be ... not many.

Israeli official: Netanyahu may seek interim accord with Palestiniansupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 22:03:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering a diplomatic initiative that will seek an interim agreement with the Palestinians rather than one that resolves all core issues, an Israeli government official said Tuesday.

Clashes between security forces and protesters reported in Iranupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 14:33:00

Tehran residents reported pockets of protests and clashes with security forces Tuesday on the streets of the Iranian capital.

Clinton outraged at Libya, Iranupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 14:33:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses her concerns with Libya and Iran at a U.N. meeting in Geneva.

The 'Egypt effect' on Palestinian politicsupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 11:42:00

The Egyptian uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak after nearly 30 years in power was a watershed moment in the Middle East, inspiring a wave of rebellions and serving notice to Arab governments that no leader is immune from the collective wrath of his people.

Conflicting reports on fate of Iranian opposition leadersupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 16:27:00

Reports conflicted Monday over the fate of Iranian opposition leaders Mir Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karrubi, with an opposition website reporting that they were in custody of the government but a semi-official news agency denying it.

Iran's two opposition leaders, their wives are placed in 'safe house'updated: Sun Feb 27 2011 06:01:00

Iranian opposition leaders Mir Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karrubi and their wives were placed in a "safe house" for their own welfare, but they have not been arrested, Iranian government sources told CNN Saturday.

Protests rage on in Baghdadupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 17:25:00

Thousands of demonstrators gather in Baghdad to protest corruption and poor government services.

More deaths and clashes follow Iraq demonstrationsupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 17:25:00

At least eight people were wounded Saturday in the Iraqi city of Samarra during clashes between security forces and angry mourners accompanying the caskets of two people killed in protests the day before, according to local police.

Tribal groups joining protests against Yemeni presidentupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 13:49:00

Leaders of two tribal groups in Yemen say they will join protests demanding President Ali Abdullah Saleh's resignation following violent crackdowns on demonstrators in Aden.

How much money does Mubarak have?updated: Mon Feb 21 2011 14:33:00

CNN's Tom Foreman reports it remains unclear just how much money Hosni Mubarak has.

Authorities freeze assets of former Egyptian president, familyupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 14:33:00

Authorities in Egypt have frozen the assets of former President Hosni Mubarak and his family, state-run media reported Monday.

Yemen's president compares protests to 'influenza'updated: Mon Feb 21 2011 12:05:00

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh rejected demands Monday that he step aside, comparing the anti-government protests in his country to a virus sweeping through the region.

Violent protests in Yemenupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 12:05:00

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports on the wounded during anti-government rallies in Yemen after gunfire broke out.

'The world should know what's happening'updated: Mon Feb 21 2011 08:14:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper explains his continued focus on unrest in the Middle East and North Africa.

Teenager dies, 39 hurt in fresh clashes in Iraq's Kurdistanupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 08:14:00

A teenage boy was killed and 39 people were wounded Sunday evening when hundreds of demonstrators clashed with Kurdish security forces in Sulaimaniya in northern Iraq, officials said.

Libya: A timeline of the unrestupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 07:55:00

Libya braced itself Monday for a seventh day of protests that have been fueled by high unemployment and dissatisfaction with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's government. Here is a look back at the unrest so far:

Timeline: Six remarkable days in Libyaupdated: Sun Feb 20 2011 21:14:00

Pro-democracy movements that have swept across the Middle East and North Africa began to reach Libya in January, when demonstrators broke into a housing project the government was building and occupied it.

Overnight attack silences independent TV station in Kurdistanupdated: Sun Feb 20 2011 09:43:00

Masked gunmen attacked and burned the an independent television station in Iraq's Kurdistan region Sunday, wounding a guard, police officials and the broadcast company said.

Word from inside Libya of more protestsupdated: Sat Feb 19 2011 21:07:00

CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney reports on the anti-government protests turning bloodier in Libya.

Who is 'Ruby Heartbreaker?'updated: Thu Feb 17 2011 08:51:00

An Italian sex scandal that spawned nationwide demonstrations over the premier's alleged abuse of power and paying an underage girl for sex began at a dinner party in Milan with a Moroccan-born dancer nicknamed "Ruby Heartbreaker."

Who is 'Ruby Heartbreaker'?updated: Thu Feb 17 2011 08:30:00

An Italian sex scandal that spawned nationwide demonstrations over the premier's alleged abuse of power and paying an underage girl for sex began at a dinner party in Milan with a Moroccan-born dancer nicknamed "Ruby Heartbreaker."

Thousands attend funeral of man killed in Iranian protestsupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 21:49:00

Thousands of people, many of them Iranian government supporters, turned up in Tehran on Wednesday for the funeral of a man killed in anti-government protests.

Turkey can model democracy for the Arab worldupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 17:12:00

The ousting of President Hosni Mubarak has raised an urgent question: What type of government will replace his dictatorship? There are hopeful signs that Egypt's ruling military is moving toward democracy, but there is much uncertainty amid the euphoria.

Why Yemen isn't Egyptupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 13:49:00

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports on rising unrest in Yemen and what that could mean for the country's future.

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