Regional News

February 25, 2014

Erdogan has denied his involvement in the tapes released online, saying the recordings are fabricated (File Archive/AFP)
15:49 GMT

A chief Turkish prosecutor initiated an investigation Tuesday on alleged audio recordings linking Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to corruption.

President Bouteflika registered his election bid for a fourth term with the interior ministry this week (File Archive/AFP)
13:34 GMT

Opposition parties in Algeria have called for a boycott against tentative presidential elections that are scheduled for April after the current president announced his bid for a fourth term earlier this week.

Egypt's interim president has allegedly called on Housing Minister Ibrahim Mehleb to appoint a new cabinet (Courtesy of The Cairo Post)
12:39 GMT

Egypt's Housing Minister was asked by interim President Adly Mansour Tuesday to form a new government after Cairo officials resigned earlier this week.

The Egyptian government first called the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group in December 2013, six months after Mohamed Morsi was removed from power. (AFP/File)
07:59 GMT

A Cairo Court has upheld the decision to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group. The government first labelled the group as terrorist in December.

February 24, 2014

Hazem el-Beblawi recently announced the resignation of the Egyptian government. (AFP/File)
16:57 GMT

Hazem el-Beblawi comments on the status of the Egyptian government in televised statement.

Apparently the decision was made after a 15-minute long cabinet meeting. (AFP/File)
10:40 GMT

Egypt's army-backed government has resigned, state-run Al Ahram said on its website on Monday.

February 13 marked the third anniversary of the Bahraini uprising (AFP/File)
10:35 GMT

Bombs and clashes shook Bahrain's stability on Monday after two homemade explosive devices went off overnight in a village near capital Manama and police battled rioters, police sources reported.

The tunnels are used for smuggling weapons and insurgents, Egyptian authorities say. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT

The Egyptian army has destroyed eight more tunnels used for smuggling along the border with the Palestinian Gaza Strip, according to an army spokesman.

Ankara has been forced to deny reports that the Taliban has opened offices in Turkey. (AFP/File)
06:52 GMT

The Turkish government has denied reports that the Taliban has opened an office in capital Ankara in an effort to revive the peace process between Ankara, Pakistan and Turkey.

Morsi may face capital punishment if he is found guilty of leaking defense secrets to Iran, Lebanon and the Palestinians. (AFP/File)
06:44 GMT

An Egyptian prosecutor has alleged that former president Mohamed Morsi gave Egyptian state secrets to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards. If convicted of this charge, Morsi could face capital punishment.

February 23, 2014

In June, the U.S. announced that it was sending Patriot missiles and F-16 fighter jets to Jordan. Will troops and more arms be next? (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT

The U.S. intends to build up its military presence in Jordan in an attempt to exert more control over the current situations in Syria and Lebanon, a political analyst has claimed.

A man walks in front of the Tunisian consulate where a rocket-propelled grenade left a sizable crater Saturday. Tunisia is one of the last countries with a diplomatic mission in Benghazi.
07:28 GMT

A police car sitting in front of the Tunisian consulate was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade on Saturday. There were no casualties.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika has ruled Algeria since 1999 and is seeking to be reelected. (AFP/File)
06:55 GMT

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will run for a fourth term in an election in April, a government source said Saturday. Bouteflika suffered a stroke last year.

Morsi called on the Egyptian people to continue their revolutionary efforts, as he told the court that he is still the legitimate president of Egypt. (AFP/File)
06:44 GMT

After opening on Saturday, the trial of Mohamed Morsi over jailbreak charges in the Cairo Criminal Court has been adjourned until Monday.

February 21, 2014

Egyptian football fans clash with police at Cairo Stadium. (AFP/File)
09:48 GMT

Egyptian football fans chanted anti-police slogans and torched cars in a clash with police on Thursday.