Regional News

May 14, 2014

Iran's Deputy FM Hossein Amir Abdollahian's comments come in response to Saudi Arabia's invitation announced on Tuesday (Courtesy of PressTV)
08:52 GMT

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister told reporters Wednesday that Tehran "has not received a written invitation for its foreign minister to visit Saudi Arabia," but is planning to in the near future.

Officials say a faulty electrical transformer caused the explosion. (AFP/File)
07:27 GMT

The death toll in Turkey's coal mine accident has risen to at least 201.

May 13, 2014

A previous mine explosion left many Turkish workers trapped in Bursa in 2009 (File Archive/AFP)
18:40 GMT

A fire in a coal mine in western Turkey has trapped hundreds of miners and has already killed four.

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Riyadh Tuesday (Mandel Ngan/Pool/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Riyadh announced Tuesday that Saudi Arabia is "ready to negotiate" with its rival Iran.

Nayef al-Ajmi (left) quit his post after being accused of funding terrorism in Syria (File/AFP)
16:49 GMT

Kuwait's minister for justice and Islamic affairs resigned over his support for militancy in Syria on Monday.

Egyptian activist Ahmed Douma's health is said to be deteriorating (File/AFP)
14:27 GMT

Jailed Egyptian activist Ahmed Douma was hospitalized on Tuesday while Al Jazeera journalist Abdallah El-Shamy was moved to an undisclosed location.

Prince Nasser is accused of being involved in the torture of Bahraini prisoners in 2011. (Photo courtesy of Bahrain News Agency)
11:58 GMT

Prince Nasser faces charges of torture but has immunity in Bahrain. If he travels to the United Kingdom, however, human rights lawyers may advocate for his arrest.

Demonstrations began in 2013 after the government proposed to demolish Gezi Park. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT

Nearly a thousand people gathered to demonstrate outside a Turkish courthouse where eight men are standing trial for the killing of a Turkish student during the 2013 protests.

The Jordanian ambassador was kidnapped by gunmen earlier this month. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT

The Jordanian ambassador who was kidnapped in Libya last month has been freed.

Qaradawi said that Egypt has not gained anything since Morsi was overthrown. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Influential cleric Youssef al Qaradawi has called for Egyptians to boycott the presidential elections.

May 12, 2014

Turmoil has gripped Egypt since President Morsi was overthrown. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Unidentified suspects have set fire to Sisi's campaign headquarters.

The Free Syrian Army has been fighting against Assad's regime since the uprising in March of 2011. (AFP/File)
14:35 GMT

A member of the Free Syrian Army was arrested in Egypt because he was allegedly planning a terrorist attack in Cairo.

The Yemeni government also recently launched an offensive on AQAP and allegedly took over the group's last stronghold last week in Azzan (STR/AFP)
09:21 GMT

A drone strike in the eastern part of Yemen left six alleged Al Qaeda affiliates dead.

El-Sisi, who is expected to win the coming elections, said he would step down if people demanded him to. (AFP/File)
08:38 GMT

Egypt's presidential hopeful and former army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said in an interview with Sky News Arabia on Sunday that the army wouldn't have to intervene if Egyptians came out against him, were he to become the country's next president.

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of anti-regime protesters have held numerous demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifa family to relinquish power. (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT

Bahrain’s main opposition bloc Al-Wefaq says some 170 protesters, including 29 children, were arrested by regime forces in April.