On Tuesday, when Yemen’s opposition coalition, the Joint Meeting Parties , agreed to a weekend initiative that offered immunity to President Ali Abdullah Saleh in exchange for his resignation in 30 days, street protesters throughout the country were enraged. The way the mostly young activists of the demonstrations saw it, their grassroots movement was being usurped and their voices drowned out
Or, how $90 million can finance lives of noisy ostentationSheik Mohammad Al Fassi, 27, a Saudi Arabian princeling who has lived in the U.S. for four years, keeps stumbling into the limelight.
Pakistan denied Wednesday that it is harboring a Sunni rebel leader accused of orchestrating a suicide attack in neighboring Iran. Tehran has vowed “a crushing response” to the Sunni rebel group Jundallah for Sunday’s suicide bombing in Sistan-Baluchestan province that killed 42 people.
Three Iranians have been tentatively sentenced to death in connection with post-election protest activities, according to semi-official state media.
Seven suspects arrested in Pakistan in connection with the Mumbai, India, attacks of last year will be charged in their next court appearance, a Pakistani official said Saturday.
Pro-Taliban cleric Sufi Mohammad has announced he has pulled out of a peace deal in the violence-plagued Swat Valley, saying the government is not serious about implementing Islamic law, or sharia, in the region. Mohammad brokered the cease-fire in late February between the Pakistani government and his son-in-law, Maulana Fazlullah, who commands the Taliban in Swat Valley. With the deal, the area would come under sharia law, which — under the Taliban’s strict interpretation — would prevent women from even being seen in public without their husbands or fathers