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Veteran Turkish journalist released from prison

Mar 17, 2018

Turkey's official news agency says a journalist who has been accused of supporting a failed coup has been released from prison.

Egypt orders release of 2 detained journalists

Mar 15, 2018

Egypt has ordered the release of two freelance journalists who were arrested while preparing a report on a historic tramway in Alexandria

Egyptian authorities call on citizens to report on the media

Mar 13, 2018

Egyptian authorities call on citizens to report on the media in latest effort to silence criticism ahead of election

Egypt writer's call for Salah to shave beard sparks outrage

Mar 12, 2018

An Egyptian columnist has ignited a firestorm on social media by calling on Liverpool's star forward Mohamed Salah to shave his beard, saying he looks like a "terrorist."

Iran troops thwart twin suicide attack near Pakistan border

Mar 12, 2018

Iranian website: Troops thwart twin suicide attack near Pakistan border, killing both would-be bombers

Turkey: 2 opposition journalists released until trial ends

Mar 9, 2018

Turkey's state-run news agency says a court in Istanbul has ordered two journalists for the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper released from prison pending the conclusion of their trial on terror charges

Turkey: musician, journalists sentenced for 'terror' links

Mar 8, 2018

Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has convicted a musician-turned-newspaper columnist of "knowingly and willingly" aiding the network led by U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen and sentenced him to three years in prison

Turkey, Iraq plan joint offensive against Kurdish rebels

Mar 8, 2018

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey and Iraq could conduct a joint military operation against Kurdish rebels in Iraq

Watchdog: Armed men raid Yemeni media organization in Aden

Mar 7, 2018

Committee to Protect Journalists: Armed men raid, set fire at Yemeni media organization in southern port city of Aden

UAE now requires licenses for 'social media influencers'

Mar 6, 2018

The United Arab Emirates says it will now require anyone conducting "commercial activities" through social media to register for a government-issued license

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