Regional News

April 28, 2014

Police previously killed hundred of Muslim Brotherhood members in clashes in Cairo in August 2013 (File Archive/AFP)
09:41 GMT

The Egyptian court that previously sentenced 529 Muslim Brotherhood members to death has sentenced an additional 682 Islamists to similar fates Monday, including Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie.

Southern Yemenis gathered in both the city of Mukalla as well as Aden Sunday for pro-independence rallies (AFP)
07:22 GMT

Thousands of Yemenis gathered in the city of Mukalla Sunday demanding statehood for the formerly independent southern Yemen.

Egyptian courts have sentenced hundreds of Morsi supporters to prison in recent months (photo courtesy: article.wn.com)
04:00 GMT

The court's verdict comes a month after over 500 Morsi supporters were sentenced to death.

April 27, 2014

Afghanistan recently held the first round of presidential elections in order to replace outgoing President Hamid Karzai (photo courtesy: telegraph.co.uk)
18:12 GMT

The Taliban insists they were responsible for the attack, but others believe the helicopter went down due to technical difficulties.

Bahrain was engulfed in mass protests in 2011 (photo courtesy: theguardian.com)
17:27 GMT

The defendants were accused of killing a policeman.

April 26, 2014

Saudi Arabia's health ministry announced on Friday that over 300 MERS cases have now been detected in the country (File/AFP)
18:08 GMT

An Egyptian man has been diagnosed with MERS virus upon his return from Saudi Arabia, the country's state TV reported on Saturday.

The helicopter crashed in the troubled region of Kandahar (Patrick Baz/AFP)
14:49 GMT

Five NATO troops have died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar. A Taliban spokesman said it was shot down by insurgents, but the claim has not yet been verified.

Violence erupted in Tripoli again after Lebanon's army enforced a security plan on April 1 in an attempt to quell protests (File/AFP)
12:01 GMT

A military judge on Saturday charged 79 suspects with direct involvement in Tripoli clashes. In recent weeks, Lebanese authorities have cracked down on individuals thought to be involved in the violence.

April 25, 2014

Protests by pro-Morsi supporters took place across Egypt on Friday where more people were injured (File/AFP)
17:19 GMT

Two people were killed and many others injured during clashes in Cairo on Friday between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and Egyptian security.

Iraq continues to struggle with deadly attacks ahead of the country's upcoming elections (File/AFP)
15:30 GMT

Terrorist attacks rocked Iraq when four soldiers along with another man were shot dead in Mosul on Thursday, official sources said.

U.S. Secretary John Kerry shakes hands with Egypt's foreign minister Nabil Fahmy during a press conference in Cairo last year (File/AFP)
14:00 GMT

Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy arrived in the United States on Thursday to begin talks on security, investment and regional issues.

April 24, 2014

Jordan's leadership has repeatedly expressed concern over the fact that the Kingdom may suffer from a Syrian civil war spillover effect, particularly in terms of more jihadists entering the Kingdom (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP)
11:30 GMT

Jordan has added new controversial articles to its anti-terrorism law in its effort to stop local jihadists from heading to Syria to fight in the country's ongoing war.

The U.S. says the aid will be used for Egyptian authorities for "limited purposes" such as counterterrorism, border security and nonproliferation (Mohammed Al Shahed/AFP)
10:34 GMT

Washington will release $650 million in funding as it begins to ease its partial aid suspension against Cairo that began last year.

Maan is experiencing an increase in civil unrest as citizens continue to clash with police forces. (AFP/File)
08:43 GMT

One man died after riots broke out in Maan earlier this week.

April 23, 2014

The court found the defendants guilty of organizing street protests and provoking violence. Here, Brotherhood supporters are seen in Cairo in August 2013. (AFP/File)
20:05 GMT

An Egyptian court has sentenced 19 anti-government protesters to ten years in prison each, judicial sources say.