Articles by Daniel Tovrov
- Putin Tested On Iran, Syria During Middle East Trip
June 25 2012 12:24 PM
Russia has been widely criticized for its friendly relations with both nations, but Putin is hoping to raise his status in the region.
- Egypt's New President Morsi Begins Work Under The Wary Gaze Of Military And Israel
June 25 2012 10:35 AM
Part of Morsi's platform will be the institution of some form of sharia law as he promised during his campaign.
- Russia Irate Over Britain's Block Of Ship Carrying Arms To Syria
June 21 2012 4:40 PM
Russia also has a vested interest in maintaining its decades-old relationship with Syria, which is in large part built on weapons and defense contracts.
- Syrian Pilot Gets Asylum In Jordan
June 21 2012 2:58 PM
Jordan has agreed to shelter the pilot, identified as Col. Hassan Hammadeh, while the Syrian government has called him a fugitive from the service, a traitor to his country and to his military honor.
- Norwegian Prosecutors Want Breivik Declared Insane
June 21 2012 12:09 PM
Prosecutors asked an Oslo court on Thursday to declare Norwegian mass murder Anders Behring Breivik insane.
- 75 Asylum Seekers Killed Off Australian Coast
June 21 2012 11:23 AM
Authorities fear that as many as 75 people have drowned, while some 40 people are currently clinging to the upturned hull of the ship as they wait for rescuers.
- Uganda Bans 38 Pro-Gay Groups
June 21 2012 10:35 AM
Uganda has banned 38 nongovernmental organizations for promoting homosexuality and recruiting children.
- Egypt Election Results Delayed By Military
June 21 2012 9:36 AM
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces delayed declaring a winner in last weekend's presidential elections.
- Russian Ship Carrying Helicopters To Syria Heads Back Home
June 20 2012 4:21 PM
The helicopter-laden Russian ship headed for Syria reportedly changed course Wednesday, turning around in the North Sea near Scotland and returning to its home port on the Baltic.
- Syria: Red Cross Waits For Homs Truce
June 20 2012 3:28 PM
The Syrian government and rebels have agreed to a temporary truce in the city of Homs in order to allow the International Committee of the Red Cross to evacuate civilians from the city.
- Mubarak Lawyer Says Ex-President Is 'Stable'
June 20 2012 1:33 PM
Although confusion still abounds, one of Hosni Mubarak's lawyers said on Wednesday that the former Egyptian president is in a stable condition.
- UK Ministers To Boycott Euro 2012 Quarterfinal
June 20 2012 11:57 AM
British officials will boycott the nation's Euro 2012 quarter-final against Italy in Kiev on Sunday because of concerns over human rights in Ukraine, in particular the continued imprisonment of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
- Pope Benedict Pleads For Nigerian Religious Violence To End
June 20 2012 9:26 AM
Pope Benedict XVI has condemned the ongoing religious violence in northern Nigeria, and pleaded with both Christians and Muslims to stop the killings.
- Hosni Mubarak Clinging To Life, Next 72 Hours Critical
June 20 2012 8:56 AM
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is reportedly regaining consciousness after early claims on Wednesday morning that he had slipped into a coma, or perhaps even died.
- Iraq Camp Relocation Problematic For Iran's MEK
June 19 2012 1:01 PM
The State Department on Tuesday warned Iranian exile group Mujahideen-e Khalq, or MEK, to comply with its relocation from Iraq's Camp Ashraf to Camp Hurriya if it hopes to be removed from the United States' list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations.
- Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Goes Back To Tahrir Square To Protest Military's Sweeping Powers
June 19 2012 10:57 AM
Alongside prominent -- and predominantly secular -- revolutionary groups, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has launched the latest million-man march in protest of the ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces.
- Egypt's Military Creates Secretive National Defense Council
June 18 2012 4:34 PM
Although it is not entirely clear what the council will do, it does not have a precedent in recent Egyptian political history.
- Luka Magnotta Extradited Back To Canada
June 18 2012 3:19 PM
Luka Rocco Magnotta was flown back to his native Canada on Monday where he will face trial for the first degree murder of student Jun Lin
- Boko Haram Says Nigeria Church Bombings Retribution For Christian 'Atrocities'
June 18 2012 2:58 PM
Nigerian rebel group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the three suicide attacks on churches in Kaduna state on Sunday, saying that the bombings were retribution for past Christian atrocities against Muslims.
- Local Rwanda Genocide Courts Closed After 10 Years
June 18 2012 2:12 PM
Rwanda officially ended the Gacaca community court system for prosecuting suspects from the 1994 genocide.