Regional News

May 4, 2014

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.

May 2, 2014

Terrorist attacks have rocked Egypt over the past several months (File/AFP)
15:43 GMT

A bomb blast at a Cairo checkpoint killed one police officer and injured four other security personal, the country's state owned news agency reported on Friday.

The victims are said to be a Jordanian medic and a Saudi male (File/AFP)
11:23 GMT

Two fresh cases of the deadly MERS virus have been detected in Jordan, the country's health ministry said.

The clashes took place after gunmen stormed a police station in Benghazi (File/AFP)
09:44 GMT

At least five Libyan soldiers were killed after clashes broke out with gunmen on Friday. Eleven others have reportedly been injured across the city.

May 1, 2014

The five suspects were arrested in Beirut's southern suburbs Thursday (File/AFP)
20:06 GMT

Five men were arrested in Beirut on Thursday after the army seized ammunition and weapons from two separate areas.

May Day march: Lebanese women walk alongside the country's communist party in Beirut (Image: Cryptome)
17:50 GMT

May Day parades took place across Lebanon on Thursday despite nationwide strikes by civil servants, unhappy with the unresolved wages dispute.

The UN's refugee agency opened the camp to help ease the pressure of Syrian refugees entering Jordan (File/AFP)
17:23 GMT

A new refugee camp opened on Wednesday 100 kilometers east of Amman to hold 130,000 Syrians, fleeing violence.

Protests also broke out last May Day because of a similar ban on demonstrations. (AFP/File)
09:12 GMT

Turkish police used tear gas and water cannons to stop protestors from demonstrating inside Taksim Square on Thursday.

Al Qaeda is becoming increasingly decentralized but no less dangerous. (AFP/File)
08:01 GMT

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism says there has been a 43% increase in terrorist attacks in 2013.

Protests have occurred regularly in Bahrain since 2011. (AFP/File)
06:47 GMT

Bahrainis once again took to the streets to protest the government and show their solidarity for female prisoners.

April 30, 2014

"The voice of a revolution", Bassem Sabry won respect across the political spectrum for his writing on the Arab uprisings of 2011. (Photo courtesy of Twitter)
19:00 GMT

Egyptian pro-democracy blogger Bassem Sabry died Tuesday at the age of 31, reportedly from a fall off a balcony in Cairo.