Regional News

May 8, 2014

Al-Qaeda linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades has carried out numerous attacks in Lebanon with many members still at large (File/AFP)
12:43 GMT

A military judge has issued new arrest warrants for five suspects thought to be involved in the deadly 2013 Beirut bombings, which killed at least 80 people.

At least 75 militants and 24 soldiers have been killed in the latest fighting between Yemeni soldiers and militants alone (STR/AFP)
11:47 GMT

The Yemeni government has allegedly seized control of the last major Al Qaeda stronghold in the country's south.

In the past, clashes and demonstrations have taken place outside the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT

The U.S. Embassy in Sanaa will be closed to the public until further notice, the State Department announced late Wednesday.

The new law punishes sexual harassment with a prison sentence, a fine or both. (AFP/File)
07:14 GMT

Egypt’s cabinet approved on Wednesday a new anti-sexual harassment law. Previously, there has not been a specific law proscribing sexual harassment in Egypt.

Yemeni militants have carried out multiple attacks and attempted kidnappings this month. (AFP/File)
07:14 GMT

Yemeni forces killed the man responsible for killing a Frenchman near the embassy in Sanaa earlier this week.

Qatar has come under fire for its treatment of migrant construction workers. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The U.N. is urging Qatar to change the way they deal with migrant workers in their country. The suggestions come after many human rights abuse allegations.

May 7, 2014

Abdel Fatah al Sisi is widely expected to win the upcoming presidential elections. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

In the second part of Sisi's first interview since announcing his candidacy, Sisi said financial aid from the Gulf states has surpassed $20 billion since June 30.

Yemeni security forces have been pursuing militants responsible for recent attacks and kidnappings. (AFP/File)
14:28 GMT

Yemeni security forces killed three militants linked to recent attacks on diplomats in Sanaa.

Yemen's army is currently launching a major offensive against Al Qaeda in the country's mountainous south. (AFP/File)
10:42 GMT

Militants have blown up Yemen's main oil export pipeline, local officials reported Wednesday, adding that the attack has halted crude flows as elsewhere, gunmen caused a huge power outage by attacking electricity lines.

El-Sisi said that the US saw Morsi's removal from office as a coup, as according to US law. (AFP/File)
06:39 GMT

Former US ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson requested the Egyptian army to delay the removal of Mohamed Morsi from office "for a day or two", presidential contender Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said.

May 6, 2014

Terrorists attacked compounds in Saudi's capital Riyadh in 2003 (File Archive)
16:08 GMT

Saudi Arabia "dismantled a terrorist organization" that was plotting to attack government facilities and foreign interests.

At least 72 militants and another 24 soldiers have been killed under the government's offensive on the south in its effort to oust Al Qaeda militants from the country (File Archive/AFP)
15:27 GMT

At least two Al Qaeda-linked militants were killed in Yemen's southern Shabwa province under Sanaa's shelling offensive.

Egypt officially banned the Muslim Brotherhood in September 2013 (File Archive/AFP)
12:41 GMT

Egypt's presidential hopeful Abdel Fattah Al Sisi told reporters this week that there will be no Muslim Brotherhood movement in the country if he becomes the head of state.

Following the ouster of Mubarak in 2011, a court ruling dissolved his National Democratic Party. (AFP/File)
11:12 GMT

The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters banned on Tuesday members of Hosni Mubarak’s now defunct National Democratic Party from running in parliamentary, presidential as well as local unit elections.

A poll by The International Federation for Human Rights states at least 89 people have been killed in Bahrain since February 2011. (AFP/File)
08:29 GMT

A Bahraini police post in a small Shiite village near the capital was attacked by assailants throwing Molotov cocktails overnight, an interior ministry official said Tuesday.