Thousands of supporters of the late Tunisian opposition leader Mohammed Brahmi accompanied his coffin through Tunis ahead of his burial. Meanwhile, police fired tear gas at activists outside parliament, demanding the disbandment of the government.
Tunisian opposition member Mohamed Brahmi was shot dead in the capital Tunis on Thursday, six months after the murder of another secular leader sparked a national crisis. Thousands of secularists have poured on to the streets in protest.
Al-Qaeda’s resilience, ideological strength and expansion in the midst of escalating sectarian struggle has increased the threat it poses - and it will take decades to win the ideological struggle against it, according to a new report.
Dozens of people were reportedly injured in Bahrain early Friday, after police fired birdshot to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters in several Shiite villages. A policeman was also wounded after being shot by a homemade gun.
People in Egypt should realize that current rhetoric used by pro-Morsi supporters will lead them into a trap, because it was Muslim Brotherhood’s political inaction that once again brought the country into chaos, blogger Sara Labib told RT.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is keeping all the reins of power in his hands, and while Iraq continues to go downhill his resignation looks the best solution, former Iraqi PM and leader of the al-Iraqiya Alliance Ayad Allawi told RT.
British and US interest in the world, and particularly in the Middle East, is mainly over the control of resources, which is why it is impossible to imagine them supporting the Bahrain opposition, journalist Afshin Rattansi told RT.
Thousands of protesters have clashed with tear gas firing police near Bahrain’s capital Manama. The anti-government riots mark the second anniversary of the Saudi-led intervention that quelled the 2011 Shia uprising in Bahrain.
Tunisia’s main political party, the Islamist Ennahda, has chosen Ali Larayedh as a new hardline PM. He will replace Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, who has refused to head the new government amid political turmoil.