May 8, 2014
Founder of a human rights group and prominent blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in jail, 1,000 lashes and ordered to pay a $267,000 fine for insulting Islam and adopting a liberal ideology.
A military judge has issued new arrest warrants for five suspects thought to be involved in the deadly 2013 Beirut bombings, which killed at least 80 people.
The Yemeni government has allegedly seized control of the last major Al Qaeda stronghold in the country's south.
The U.S. Embassy in Sanaa will be closed to the public until further notice, the State Department announced late Wednesday.
Egypt’s cabinet approved on Wednesday a new anti-sexual harassment law. Previously, there has not been a specific law proscribing sexual harassment in Egypt.
Yemeni forces killed the man responsible for killing a Frenchman near the embassy in Sanaa earlier this week.
The U.N. is urging Qatar to change the way they deal with migrant workers in their country. The suggestions come after many human rights abuse allegations.
May 7, 2014
In the second part of Sisi's first interview since announcing his candidacy, Sisi said financial aid from the Gulf states has surpassed $20 billion since June 30.
Yemeni security forces killed three militants linked to recent attacks on diplomats in Sanaa.
Militants have blown up Yemen's main oil export pipeline, local officials reported Wednesday, adding that the attack has halted crude flows as elsewhere, gunmen caused a huge power outage by attacking electricity lines.
Former US ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson requested the Egyptian army to delay the removal of Mohamed Morsi from office "for a day or two", presidential contender Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said.
May 6, 2014
Saudi Arabia "dismantled a terrorist organization" that was plotting to attack government facilities and foreign interests.
At least two Al Qaeda-linked militants were killed in Yemen's southern Shabwa province under Sanaa's shelling offensive.
Egypt's presidential hopeful Abdel Fattah Al Sisi told reporters this week that there will be no Muslim Brotherhood movement in the country if he becomes the head of state.
The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters banned on Tuesday members of Hosni Mubarak’s now defunct National Democratic Party from running in parliamentary, presidential as well as local unit elections.