Regional News

March 10, 2013

Iraqi protestors shout slogans during a demonstration in the Iraqi city of Samarra in early March demanding the ousting of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. (AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD AL-SAMARRAI)
10:31 GMT

Iraqi authorities send security forces to break up demonstrators at the main rallying point for anti-government Sunni protests in Western Iraq.

Mohammed al Qahtani was sentenced to ten years in prison.
09:26 GMT

Two human rights activists are jailed for setting up an illegal organization in the Kingdom and rebelling against the authority of the king.

This image released by the SITE Intelligence Group, reportedly shows the executions of seven foreign employees of the Setraco construction company kidnapped by the Nigerian Islamist group Ansaru. (AFP PHOTO / SITE Intelligence Group)
06:58 GMT

Among the men kidnapped by a splinter group of Boko Haram were three Middle Easterners according to reports.

March 9, 2013

Egyptians attend the funeral procession of Abdelhalim Mehana, who was killed during clashes with riot police in Port Said on March 4. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI
08:31 GMT

21 of the defendants in the Egyptian trial have been sentenced to execution with a further five set to spend life in jail.

An Egyptian protestor flashes the sign for victory as he puts a flag with writing on it reading in Arabic: "state of Port Said" on the gate of the security headquarters, following the withdrawal of police forces from the main office. (AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI)
05:00 GMT

More than 30 police stations close as the security situation across Egypt deteriorates.

March 7, 2013

The Britons were in the Sinai Peninsula when they were kidnapped (Photo Getty)
15:13 GMT

Andy Willis, 51 and wife Caroline, 48 are both employees of Exxon-Mobil

The Arab League is to allow member states to arm Syrian rebels, as it also announces it will offer a seat to a rebel coalition. (File photo)
11:27 GMT

The Arab League is allowing member states to arm rebels in Syria and will also offer a rebel coalition the seat Damascus once occupied.

An unidentified Egyptian man shouts slogans against Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi and in support of an election boycott during a meeting of leaders from the Egyptian National Salvation Front (NSF) in Cairo in February. (Photo:  AFP / Gianluigi Guercia)
05:12 GMT

The presidency assures its respect for the constitution and rule of law, after Egypt's Administrative Court requests halting elections until electoral law is referred back to the High Constitutional Court.

March 6, 2013

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr speaks at a press conference in Sydney on Wednesday. (Photo: AFP / William West)
10:04 GMT

Australia's Foreign Minister confirms for the first time that Australian-Israeli citizen 'Prisoner X', who died in a maximum-security Israeli prison in December 2010, had been working for Israel's government.

President Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer, ending 14 years of controversial rule that won him passionate support from Latin American to the Middle East.
08:07 GMT

President Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer, ending 14 years of controversial rule that won him passionate support from Latin American to the Middle East.

For the first time, the visiting delegation included two female Shura members, Nihad Al-Jishi and Thuraya al-Arrayed, who will be working with the British parliament’s Representatives and Lords. (AL Arabiya)
06:47 GMT

The delegation discussed ways to make promote elections in both countries, despite their differences.

March 5, 2013

Clashes have been ongoing in Port Said.
11:44 GMT

The Egyptian president who famously retired the head of the military council, is now considering giving back parts of the country to military rule.

Already this year, 17 people have been executed in the kingdom, according to Amnesty.
08:57 GMT

Saudi Arabia will execute seven men on Tuesday for crimes they committed as juveniles, Amnesty International said.

Egyptian protesters stand near burning tyres outside the main security headquarters in the canal city of Port Said early on Tuesday. (Photo: AFP/STR)
07:51 GMT

The security headquarters in the Egyptian city of Port Said is set on fire as clashes between police and protesters continue.

Syrian rebels appear in this YouTube video gathered around two men, one of them identified as Raqqa governor Hussein Jalali. (Al Arabiya)
07:46 GMT

The Syrian rebels announce that they have both the Raqaa governor and the Baath Party secretary general in their possession.