Regional News

March 29, 2014

Abdul Fattah al Sisi is expected to win upcoming presidential elections. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Egypt's state television has come under fire for airing a documentary on Sisi's only rival in the upcoming presidential elections.

Egyptian police have been criticized for their heavy use of force against protestors. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT

Four people have been killed at a protest in Cairo after clashes broke out between demonstrators and security forces.

Erdogan's reelection campaign has been marred by allegations of corruption. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan withdrew from election rallies on Friday because reportedly needs to rest his voice.

King Abdullah and President Obama discussed Egypt, Syria, Iran, and the Mideast peace process. (AFP/File)
12:24 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah met on Friday to discuss various Mideast policies.

March 27, 2014

Israeli-Palestinian negotiations are scheduled to end on April 29th. No extension to the talks has been agreed upon yet. (photo courtesy: theguardian.com)
19:01 GMT

As Israeli-Palestinian peace talks draw to a close, Palestinian leaders are voicing calls for Israel to free Barghouti.

Turkey blocked YouTube on Thursday after an audio recording was posted detailing possible military operations in Syria. It is currently unclear how the Turkish court's ruling against the government on Twitter could affect the ban put in place on YouTube. (File)
17:26 GMT

The Turkish court's ruling comes as Erdogan's government blocked another popular site, YouTube, on Thursday.

Turkey's ban on Youtube follows the governments recent blocking of Twitter. (AFP/File)
16:21 GMT

Turkey bans YouTube after an audio recording leaked detailing potential Turkish involvement in Syria.

Numerous human rights organizations have condemned Bahrain's treatment of protesters. (AFP/File)
08:58 GMT

A Bahraini court gave 29 people prison sentences of up to 10 years for protesting against the government.

Kurdish officials said Thursday that the formation of a local government in the Kurdistan region will be announced soon (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

Kurdish officials said Thursday that the formation of a local government in the Kurdistan region will be announced soon, as they denied any differences in opinion between the region's President and Prime Minister-elect.

The twitter ban sparked outrage in Turkey and was quickly circumvented. (AFP/File)
07:26 GMT

A Turkish court ordered the recent Twitter ban be halted, calling the ban illegal.

An image grab taken from Egyptian state television Al-Masriya on March 26, 2014 shows Egypt's Defence Minister and armed forces chief General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi announcing his resignation from the army.
06:43 GMT

A Muslim Brotherhood official said that there can be no stability and security in Egypt if Abdel Fattah al-Sisi becomes president of the Middle East's most populous country.

March 26, 2014

Sisi announced that he will run to become president of Egypt. (AFP/File)
19:48 GMT

Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will be running for president of Egypt, it was announced Wednesday as he told the nation he had resigned from his post as Egypt's Defense Minister.

A recent report said that 16,000 people have been detained since Morsi's ouster in July 2013. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

At least two students have been killed and several others injured in fresh clashes between Egypt’s security forces and student protesters at Cairo University.

Morsi and hundreds of his supporters are being tried in Egypt on charges of violence. (AFP/File)
17:53 GMT

After Monday's announcement of 529 death sentences handed out in Minya, Egypt's top prosecutor has referred 919 Morsi supporters to mass trial before the same court.

Egypt's security forces have been trying to eradicate militants in Sinai since Morsi's ouster in 2013. (AFP/File)
14:55 GMT

Security forces in North Sinai have arrested 21 suspected militants and destroyed eight tunnels connecting the border town of Rafah with the Palestinian Gaza Strip, the army reported Wednesday.