Regional News

May 21, 2014

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood have held frequent protests since Morsi was overthrown. (AFP/File)
13:45 GMT

155 Muslim Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to jail Wednesday by an Egyptian court.

Eight soldiers were wounded on Tuesday after they were attacked by alleged pro-Salafist militants (File/AFP)
10:39 GMT

Three militia leaders believed to be responsible for Tuesday's attack that left eight Lebanese soldiers wounded in Tripoli have handed themselves in.

Mubarak was overthrown during a popular revolution in January of 2011. (AFP/File)
10:07 GMT

Former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons have been sentenced to jail on corruption charges.

Militiamen stormed Libya's parliament on Sunday. (AFP/File)
08:33 GMT

Libya's election commission has proposed a June 25 election in an effort to stop recent violence.

Anti-government protests have swept Bahrain since 2011. (AFP/File)
07:16 GMT

A member of Bahrain's parliament has been fired for criticizing conditions at a detention center where citizens are held for protesting against the government.

May 20, 2014

Mubarak's name has already been removed from many public facilities, but the official court order arrived Tuesday after three years of trial sessions (File Archive/AFP)
20:00 GMT

An Egypt court ruled Tuesday that ouster former dictator Hosni Mubarak and his wife's names must be removed from all national and public facilities.

While Tehran has confirmed the visit, the emir's office has not yet done so publicly (File Archive/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Kuwait's top ruler will visit Iran for the first time at the end of this month, representing the latest sign that relations between Tehran and its Arab neighbors truly are thawing.

Thousands of Egyptians cross the border every day for work in Libya (File Archive/AFP)
16:00 GMT

Egypt suspended travel to Libya as of Tuesday due to the ongoing unrest and chaos in its neighboring country.

Citizens living in Egypt will head to the polls early next week (Mohammed Mahjoub/AFP)
12:50 GMT

Presidential candidate Abdel Fattah Al Sisi is ahead in the country's election poll, according to expatriate votes.

Yemen's Houthi movement has clashed with the Yemeni government for years. (AFP/File)
11:52 GMT

Approximately 25 people have been killed in Yemen during clashes between Yemeni security forces and Houthi fighters.

Khalifa Hafta was at the forefront of ousting Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 (File/AFP)
11:39 GMT

Ex-army general Khalifa Haftar vowed to fight radical groups in Libya and launched "Operation Dignity" in an attempt to tacking the country's growing militias.

Militants in the Sinai Peninsula frequently target pipelines. (AFP/File)
08:31 GMT

Militants in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula have once again bombed a gas pipeline.

Ben Ali was overthrown in 2011 via a popular uprising. (AFP/File)
06:53 GMT

Tunisia has formed a commission to investigate abuses inflicted upon the people by former dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.

The U.S. embassy in Tripoli. (File image)
06:45 GMT

U.S. officials are considering closing the American embassy in Libya a day after violence broke out Sunday in the capital city of Tripoli.

Attacks on police and army personnel have become frequent across Egypt since the ouster of Morsi last July. (AFP/File)
06:35 GMT

Three soldiers were killed and nine others were injured early on Tuesday morning in a driveby shooting that took place in Nasr City, east Cairo.