Feb 21, 2017

Azerbaijan strongman appoints wife vice president

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday appointed his glamorous wife as first vice president, the latest move seen as tightening the family’s iron grip on the oil-rich Caspian nation. The elevation of Mehriban Aliyeva — a prominent socialite and lawmaker — sees her now ...

Dec 26, 2016

Egypt detains Al-Jazeera reporter for 15 days over 'fake news'

Egypt has ordered the detention for 15 days of an Al-Jazeera journalist accused of incitement and fabricating news, a prosecution official said Sunday. It was the latest move against the Qatar-based broadcaster which Egypt accuses of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood of ousted President ...