What started as small protests against poor economic conditions had by Friday spiraled into widespread demonstrations against the government and clashes with police.
However, despite real anger at Trump's decision, the move is likely to be little more than diplomatic trolling.
Figures provided exclusively to BuzzFeed News reveal that, despite Mohammed bin Salman’s attempt to present himself as a reformer, the country's approach to the death penalty has not changed.
Former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was at the center of everything that happened in Yemen for three decades. His death changes everything.
After an attack that killed more than 300 people gathered for prayers, Egyptians are grappling with their new reality as the army, ISIS, and other radicals battle in the Sinai Peninsula.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has upended Saudi Arabia with corruption purges and an aggressive foreign policy — but his unpredictability brings the risk of yet more conflict in the Middle East.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, one of the deadliest in Egypt's recent history, but it bore the hallmarks of ISIS or al-Qaeda affiliates.
Obscured by car bombs and a resurgent Taliban, a surprisingly resilient hipster scene has emerged in Kabul.
ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood are going to war inside Egypt’s prisons as the two groups fight for fresh recruits.
The extraordinary purge of top princes and officials in Saudi Arabia has been described as a push to wipe out dissent against a young crown prince. But experts say the crackdown on corruption is sorely needed — and welcomed.
Tensions mounted in the region following the abrupt resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister Saad Hariri and an extraordinary purge of royal family members, including a billionaire prince, in Saudi Arabia.
Both George Papadopoulos and Michael Flynn’s client, Turkish businessman Kamil Ekim Alptekin, are tied to Israeli gas dealings and attended energy conferences in Tel Aviv last year.
A Trump administration plan to force the Taliban to the negotiating table also threatens to alienate Afghans.
Experts have warned for years that US-backed Iraqi forces and US-backed Kurdish forces will turn against one another once the war on ISIS ends. Now the time has come.
The president labeled the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as terrorists in a move that risks bringing US and Iranian forces into open conflict in Iraq and Syria.
The deputy commander of US-led operation to defeat ISIS in Iraq told BuzzFeed News the militant group will be defeated once it can no longer stage coordinated attacks.
Two of the largest military exercises since the Cold War are taking place this month, illustrating the rising military tensions and mistrust between Russia and the West.
Dozens of Western idealists have snuck into northern Syria to take on ISIS in Raqqa, but some US officials consider them a potentially dangerous nuisance.
The Trump administration has increased its military and political support for Syrian forces as they fight their way into the ISIS-held city of Raqqa. But many fear what will follow when ISIS is eventually ousted.
Iran has enlisted tens of thousands of young Shiite men into an armed network that is challenging the US across the Middle East. The Trump administration is not prepared.