Regional News

May 5, 2014

Riot police have entered Al Azhar's campus on many occasions to stop students from protesting. (AFP/File)
17:05 GMT

A student at Al Azhar University has died from gunshot wounds a week after being shot in the head by riot police during clashes on campus.

Al Azhar University has been the site of many protests since Morsi's ouster. (AFP/File)
12:50 GMT

Al Azhar University has expelled 76 students over their alleged "involvement in riots."

Egypt's Sisi is expected to win the late May elections (File Archive/AFP)
12:34 GMT

Egypt's presidential hopeful and former military chief Abdel Fattah El Sisi vowed to protest all citizens and Islam this weekend when meeting with a group of Sufi leaders ahead of the country's late May elections.

Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said Egypt and the U.S. "want to move on together." (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT

Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy made it clear that Egypt does not wish to be isolated and wants to maintain its relationship with the U.S.

Plumes of smoke ascend from the the forests of Betshay, east Beirut, Monday, May 5, 2014. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
09:57 GMT

A bush fire driven by hot winds in the Baabda district forced the evacuation of residents on Monday as firefighters struggled to control the blaze.

Some Kuwaiti leaders fear the resignations are an attempt to dismantle the parliament (File Archive)
07:10 GMT

Five Kuwaiti MPs have now resigned as of Sunday over the parliament's refusal to question the premier on corruption allegations.

Initially, only 113 lawmakers voted for Maiteeq on Sunday, falling short of the 120 votes necessary to secure his win. (Image courtesy of The Guardian)
06:31 GMT

Libyan Businessman Ahmed Maiteeq has taken oath of office after being elected as the North African country’s new prime minister.

May 4, 2014

The violence comes in the wake of rising instability and almost daily attacks in the region since the army's ouster of president Mohamed Morsi last year. (AFP/File)
12:52 GMT

A retired Egyptian colonel was shot dead on Sunday in the northern Sinai Peninsula, army sources said.

Sana'a, in conjunction with the U.S. government, has been conducting massive air strikes and attacks on AQAP strongholds since April 20 (Yemeni Ministry of Defense/AFP)
12:46 GMT

Yemen's armed forces killed at least 37 Al Qaeda suspects on Sunday alone as part of Sanaa's campaign to oust the global terrorist network from the country's southern regions.

The Sinai Peninsula has been hit by a string of attacks since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. (AFP/File)
11:06 GMT

An Egyptian militant group has claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings that killed three people and wounded eight on Friday in the southern Sinai Peninsula.

Sisi snagged 72% of the voters in the poll. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT

A poll conducted by Egyptian polling centre, Baseera in cooperation with a program called "Yahdoth fi Misr" (Happening in Egypt), shows former army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi receiving the support of over half of the population.

Peter Greste (L), an Australian journalist with satellite news channel Al-Jazeera on trial described his ordeal as a "massive injustice". (AFP)
06:53 GMT

Despite their trial falling on World Press Freedom Day, three al-Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt have been denied bail again.

May 3, 2014

Charges ranged from attempted murder to destruction of property (File/AFP)
12:20 GMT

Ten-year prison sentences were handed down to 102 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi on Saturday by Cairo's criminal court.

Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabahi are the two contenders in the presidential race (File/AFP)
09:37 GMT

Egypt's presidential candidates, leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi and ex-army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, will kick start their campaigns on Saturday.

Clashes erupted between pro-Morsi supporters and locals after Friday prayers, triggering the unrest (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Two people were killed and three injured during clashes with security forces in Alexandria, according to Egypt's interior ministry.