At least 265 people were killed. An official said that 161 of them were mostly civilians and police officers, while the remaining 104 were coup supporters. After serving as prime minister from 2003, Erdogan was elected president in 2014 with plans to alter the constitution [continue reading].
Watch the News
Turkish President Recep Erdogan claimed his government was back in control of the country Saturday morning following an overnight coup attempt by members of the military, though the situation on the ground remains unclear.  Soldiers took control of TRT state television late [continue reading].
UPDATE July 15th: The truck driver killed by police after mowing down dozens of revelers in the French seaside city of Nice had a “violent” past, but he was not previously the subject of a terrorism investigation, French prosecutors said today. Officials at a news [continue reading].
Current: An American army veteran has been identified as a – lone – gunman in the Thursday Dallas police shooting. Dallas Mayor Rawlings confirmed today what law enforcement officials had told NBC News earlier, Micah Xavier Johnson was the lone gunman in the [continue reading].
Inside the first-ever summit calling for an end to the “suicidal death pact between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.” Since Present Franklin Delano Roosevelt met with King Ibn Saud on Valentine’s Day 1945, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have maintained a close relationship. For [continue reading].
Since November (2015), state security forces have killed hundreds of protesters and arrested thousands in Oromia, Ethiopia’s largest region. It’s the biggest political crisis to hit the country since the 2005 election but has barely registered internationally. Part of [continue reading].
As the Saudi, Yemen “peace talks” finally kick off in Kuwait, Vanessa Beeley spoke to Mike Robinson, host of ‘UK Column LIVE’ daily news program. Vanessa Beeley has recently returned from the UNHRC, 31st Session, where she testified on behalf of Yemen against [continue reading].
This New Sentence Reverses An Earlier Ruling of Four Years In Jail and 800 Lashes. A new judge sentenced a man to death for apostasy on November 17, 2015, for alleged blasphemous statements during a discussion group about a book of his poetry. Fayadh’s sentence was [continue reading].
Ali al-Nimr was just seventeen-years-old when the Arab Spring reached Saudi Arabia in the year 2011, a country tightly controlled by its royal family. “With all the enthusiasm of youth, Ali joined people in the streets calling for reform,” his parents said. But [continue reading].
It was Mother’s Day when DAESH took over his city of Al-Raqqah. DAESH is an acronym for the Arabic phrase “al-Dawla al-Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham” (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). Also known as ISIS or ISIL. The television series ‘Today’ [continue reading].
‘West crying for refugees with one eye, aiming gun with the other,’ Assad claimed in his rare interview with RT, a Russian media outlet. Bashar al-Assad spoke about global and domestic terrorism threats and the need for a united front against “jihadism”. He [continue reading].
Backers, allies, enemies and frenemies of the region laid out in 90 seconds. Relationships between countries and non-state actors in the Middle East is complicated. States and groups that claim to be close friends and allies… can actually be enemies… and vice [continue reading].