Regional News

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Defusing the tension: Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain had withdrawn their ambassadors from Qatar during the dispute (File/AFP)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

April 21, 2014

Hamdeen Sabbahi is Sisi's only opponent in the upcoming presidential elections. (AFP/File)
19:11 GMT

Egyptian presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabbahi accused Sisi's campaign of bribing citizens.

Libya was under the rule of Muammar Gaddafi for 42 years. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Libya's constituent assembly began drafting a new constitution Monday.

Sebsi recently announced that he will run for president. (AFP/File)
14:01 GMT

Tunisia's former prime minister Beji Caid el Sebsi warned that the upcoming elections in Tunisia may be delayed.

A possible scenario could be that Faisal submits his resignation in the coming days, the sources also said. (AFP/File)
08:10 GMT

Opposition sources in Saudi Arabia say that the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Saud Al-Faisal will be removed from his post, following the removal of the Saudi spy chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan.

Sheikh's hostage video was posted on social networking sites. He is being held by a largely unknown group calling themselves Shabab Al-Tawhid. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT

A Libyan jihadist group on Monday released a video showing a kidnapped hostage from the Tunisian embassy pleading with the Tunisian government to negotiate with his captors.