Regional News

April 25, 2014

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.

Defusing the tension: Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain had withdrawn their ambassadors from Qatar during the dispute (File/AFP)
16:55 GMT

Qatar's foreign minister said in a statement on Wednesday that his country's disagreement with fellow GCC nations was "over".

Attacks against police officers have increased since the former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was overthrown last summer. (AFP/File)
09:47 GMT

A car bomb killed one policeman on the outskirts of Cairo Wednesday.

Bahrainis are calling for the Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power. (AFP/File)
08:22 GMT

A Bahraini court sentenced 12 protesters to life in prison this week and sentenced others to 15 years in jail.

Washington has been critical of Egypt's crackdown on dissent, but is planning to restore military aid nonetheless (Mahmoud Khaled/AFP)
07:07 GMT

The U.S. will lift its freeze on military aid to Cairo and deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt.

Numerous migrant workers who work construction jobs for the World Cup stadium have reported extremely poor working conditions. (AFP/File)
06:57 GMT

Amnesty International recently slammed Qatar over its treatment of domestic workers. Migrant workers have reported both physical and sexual abuse.

April 22, 2014

Mohamad Morsi stands accused of espionage and spying for Hamas (File/AFP)
16:03 GMT

Ex Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will stand trial again along with 34 Muslim Brotherhood leaders on April 28.

The Port Said massacre was the bloodiest day in Egypt's football history (File/AFP)
15:30 GMT

Eleven defendants who stand accused of participating in the Port Said football massacre, which left 72 fans dead, have had their trial adjourned.

Demonstrators gathered across Bahrain to express their anger over the death of an anti-government protestor. (AFP/File)
07:33 GMT

Bahrainis held protests across many villages on Monday.

Turkey's government recently said that the government would not allow unions to hold rallies at Taksim Square. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Clashes have broken out in Istanbul between police forces and union members.