Regional News

April 15, 2014

Bandar previously served as KSA's ambassador to the United States (File Archive/AFP)
19:51 GMT

Saudi Arabia has replaced its intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan "at his own request."

529 Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death by Egypt's courts last month (File Archive/AFP)
19:41 GMT

An Alexandria court banned all members of the Muslim Brotherhood from running for election in the upcoming presidential polls.

Two Saudi soldiers were also killed by suspected Yemeni militants last week (Getty/AFP)
18:20 GMT

A Saudi soldier died after coming under attack near the Yemen border. The kingdom's interior ministry is in contact with Yemeni authorities to investigate.

Iraqi authorities cite security concerns as the reason behind closing the prison (File/AFP)
15:00 GMT

The notorious prison which was brought to the world's attention when U.S. military personnel committed grave human rights violations against detained Iraqis, has been closed.

The United States regularly targets AQAP in its drone strike campaign in Yemen. (AFP/File)
11:01 GMT

Gunmen who are believed to be affiliated to Al Qaeda on Tuesday shot dead the vice govenor of Yemen's Baida province, an official reported.

Manama now has the authority to sentence protesters to death for participation in "unauthorized demonstrations" (File Archive/AFP)
10:27 GMT

A Manama court has sentenced 11 Shiite protesters to five years in jail each for allegedly "attacking police."

A Libyan official said that the militants opened fire at al-Etan's vehicle, wounding his driver and forcing the diplomat out at gunpoint. (AFP/File)
09:08 GMT

Unidentified Libyan gunmen on Tuesday abducted Jordan's ambassador to Tripoli, officials reported.

According to immediate reports, two police officers were injured in Tuesday's blast. (AFP/File)
07:52 GMT

Two policemen were injured in a bomb attack that struck central Cairo on Tuesday morning, state television reported.

April 14, 2014

Ghali served under Hosni Mubarak until he was overthrown in January 2011. (AFP/File)
19:41 GMT

Interpol arrested Youssef Boutros Ghali on Monday as he arrived in Paris.

16,000 people have been detained since Mohamed Morsi was ousted in July 2013 (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

A student loyal to ousted president Mohamed Morsi was shot dead by Egyptian security forces as clashes took place in Cairo University, also leaving two journalists injured.

Sisi is widely expected to win the upcoming presidential elections. (AFP/File)
16:12 GMT

Abdel Fattah al Sisi's lawyer handed in the required documents Monday for Sisi to run for president.

Another Saudi border guard was killed last week by unidentified Yemeni militants (Courtesy of Your Middle East)
12:09 GMT

Unidentified militants from Yemen killed a Saudi border guard and injured another.

The ICC has charged Saif al-Islam with murder and persecution of civilians. (AFP/File)
11:44 GMT

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is accused of orchestrating a campaign of murder, torture and bombardment of civilians during Libya's eight-month civil war in 2011.

Militant attacks occur almost daily throughout Yemen under the current government leadership (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
07:07 GMT

Yemenis held massive protests in Sana'a Sunday calling for the downfall of the government.

A file picture taken on March 12, 2014 shows Libya's interim premier Abdullah al-Thani speaking during a press conference in Tripoli. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT

Libya’s interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni abruptly quits his post a week after the parliament tasked him with forming a new cabinet.