Regional News

May 22, 2014

Tensions are high in Cairo ahead of the presidential vote that Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is expected to win (File/AFP)
13:36 GMT

Two people believed to be carrying explosives died in southern Cairo after detonating their bombs, according to a ministry source.

Concerned Arab countries are monitoring Libya's security situation closely (File/AFP)
13:09 GMT

The Arab League are due to meet to discuss ongoing violence in Libya, according to Egypt's representative, Tarek Adel.

Several Yemeni lawmakers have called on Prime Minister Basindwa to resign. (AFP/File)
09:45 GMT

Lawmakers in Yemen have demanded the resignation of the country's government and are specifically asking the Prime Minister to step down.

The ICC has decided that Saif al Islam Gaddafi should be transferred to The Hague. (AFP/File)
08:12 GMT

The International Criminal Court has denied a request by Libya to try Saif al Islam Gaddafi in Libya.

Sabahi believes the elections will be free and fair. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT

Egyptian presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi has said he does not fear ballot rigging in the upcoming election.

Egypt's Interior Ministry confirmed Wednesday's attack and said that seven people were injured in the violence. (AFP/File)
06:49 GMT

One Egyptian person was killed and six others were injured on Wednesday after a bomb attack struck a security vehicle in Egypt's restive Sinai peninsula, security sources reported.

May 21, 2014

Amnesty International has voiced concern over the ongoing crackdown on protesters in Bahrain. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Bahraini security forces have killed an anti-regime protester who had participated in a rally in the island of Sitra.

Retired Libyan Army general Khalifa Haftar speaks during a press conference in the town of Abyar, 70 km southwest of Bengahzi, on May 17, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/STR)
17:50 GMT

Maj. Gen. Khalifa Haftar, commander-in-chief of a breakaway military force, is increasingly dividing Libya's government forces and military.

The international community grows concerned amid the increasing violence in Libya (File/AFP)
14:52 GMT

A Chinese national was killed in Benghazi by gunmen and two people died in Tripoli as violent clashes took place.

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood have held frequent protests since Morsi was overthrown. (AFP/File)
13:45 GMT

155 Muslim Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to jail Wednesday by an Egyptian court.

Eight soldiers were wounded on Tuesday after they were attacked by alleged pro-Salafist militants (File/AFP)
10:39 GMT

Three militia leaders believed to be responsible for Tuesday's attack that left eight Lebanese soldiers wounded in Tripoli have handed themselves in.

Mubarak was overthrown during a popular revolution in January of 2011. (AFP/File)
10:07 GMT

Former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons have been sentenced to jail on corruption charges.

Militiamen stormed Libya's parliament on Sunday. (AFP/File)
08:33 GMT

Libya's election commission has proposed a June 25 election in an effort to stop recent violence.

Anti-government protests have swept Bahrain since 2011. (AFP/File)
07:16 GMT

A member of Bahrain's parliament has been fired for criticizing conditions at a detention center where citizens are held for protesting against the government.

May 20, 2014

Mubarak's name has already been removed from many public facilities, but the official court order arrived Tuesday after three years of trial sessions (File Archive/AFP)
20:00 GMT

An Egypt court ruled Tuesday that ouster former dictator Hosni Mubarak and his wife's names must be removed from all national and public facilities.