Regional News

May 4, 2014

The violence comes in the wake of rising instability and almost daily attacks in the region since the army's ouster of president Mohamed Morsi last year. (AFP/File)
12:52 GMT

A retired Egyptian colonel was shot dead on Sunday in the northern Sinai Peninsula, army sources said.

Sana'a, in conjunction with the U.S. government, has been conducting massive air strikes and attacks on AQAP strongholds since April 20 (Yemeni Ministry of Defense/AFP)
12:46 GMT

Yemen's armed forces killed at least 37 Al Qaeda suspects on Sunday alone as part of Sanaa's campaign to oust the global terrorist network from the country's southern regions.

The Sinai Peninsula has been hit by a string of attacks since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. (AFP/File)
11:06 GMT

An Egyptian militant group has claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings that killed three people and wounded eight on Friday in the southern Sinai Peninsula.

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.