Regional News

November 4, 2013

Benghazi residents gather at the site of a car blast in the parking lot of school used as an electoral office on October 26, 2013. On Sunday night, a Libyan intelligence officer and his two-year old son were killed in a car bomb attack. (AFP)
10:33 GMT

A high-ranking Libyan intelligence officer and his two-year old son were killed in a car bomb explosion in the eastern city of Benghazi on late Sunday evening.

Fire-fighters extinguish a vehicle on fire after a suicide bomber in a truck carried out an attack at the eastern entrance of Hama city ,October 20, 2013. [Reuters/SANA/Handout]
08:52 GMT

Suicide bomber kills 4 in central Syrian town east of Homs, official says.

Kerry on Saudi leg of Middle Eastern tour. [vaonews]
08:46 GMT

John Kerry, on one of several stops on his Middle Eastern tour, has just landed in Saudi and will be expected to discuss Middle Eastern relations overall with local Saudi leadership.

Former president Mohammed Morsi will face trial Monday for inciting the killing of protesters in December 2012. If found guilty, Morsi can face life imprisonment or the death penalty (Courtesy of Alalam)
06:11 GMT

Former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi arrived at the Police Academy in Cairo Monday to be tried for "inciting the killing of protestors" during December 2012 clashes outside the presidential palace. Security authorities have said that government offices and work will continue as normal, but protests and possible clashes between pro and anti Morsi camps are highly expected .

November 3, 2013

Tunisia's political parties failed to reach agreement on who will serve as the interim Prime Minister as part of the country's political transition roadmap. The parties will meet again Monday to try to end the deadlock (Courtesy of Press TV)
12:54 GMT

Tunisia's political parties have failed to choose an interim prime minister within the deadline designated in the political transition roadmap.The parties' leaders will meet Monday to try a second time to appoint an interim leader.

King Hamad of Bahrain called for harsher penalties for those committing "terror acts" in August (Courtesy of Gulf News)
12:37 GMT

The Bahrain government jailed ten Shiites Sunday for forming an Iran-linked "terrorist cell" to launch attacks in the Gulf country.

Kerry in Egypt working on continued peace efforts. [Reuters]
11:13 GMT

Kerry's arrival in Cairo on the opening of Morsi's trial opens space for more discussion on democratic progression for Egypt.

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government has increasingly deployed unmanned drones in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. [globalexchange]
07:39 GMT

Pakistan addresses US drone strike with fears that it was an "attack on the peace process."

Sunni and Shiite militant groups in the north of Yemen have signed a cease-fire after 100 fighters died in clashes last week. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT

Yemeni military troops will enforce a truce made between Sunni and Shiites in the country's north after 100 people died in fierce clashes.

Egypt ex-President Mohammed Morsi pictured in Germany on Jan 30, 2013. (Image credit: Getty)
04:40 GMT

Egypt's Foreign Ministry has said that ex-President Mohammed Morsi will face criminal charges. In addition, they stressed that he will enjoy the same privileges enjoyed by Hosni Mobarak.

November 2, 2013

Yemenis shout slogans during a protest outside the home of Yemeni President Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi against the fighting between the Shiite Houthi movement and Salafi militants in the northern town of Damaj. (Image credit: AFP)
15:19 GMT

After three days of clashes that killed at least forty people, Shiite rebels and Sunni fighters have stopped fighting in a northern Yemeni town.

 Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, rally outside the Presidential Palace. (Image credit: AFP)
07:55 GMT

Thousands of people took part in demonstrations across Egypt Friday to show support for ousted President Mohamed Morsi ahead of his trial Monday.

Tunisian MPs attend the first plenary session since the launch of all-party crisis talks on October 29, 2013 in Tunis. (Image credit: AFP).
05:28 GMT

Tunisian party leaders met Friday to discuss who they would appoint as prime minister to replace the current Islamist-led government.

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) MP Gulay Samanci (R) is greeted as she attends a general assembly meeting wearing a headscarf at the Turkish Parliament in Ankara. (Image credit: AFP)
05:13 GMT

Female lawmakers in Turkey wore headscarves to Parliament for the first time following the end of a long-standing ban.

November 1, 2013

View of the Gaza Strip's sole power plant in Nusairat, on March 26, 2012 [AFP/File, Mohammed Abed]
13:25 GMT

A shortage of fuel halted the production of electricity across the Gaza Strip on Friday.