Regional News

April 10, 2014

A 2013 United Nations study found that 99.3 percent of Egyptian women have been sexually harassed. (AFP/File)
07:07 GMT

A UN report shows that in 2013, 99.3 percent of Egyptian women experienced some form of sexual harassment.

April 9, 2014

Human rights groups around the world criticized the Egyptian ruling. (AFP/File)
18:04 GMT

The men were sentenced for wearing women's clothing and organizing sex parties.

Previous hearings for Morsi's cases have been delayed for protests, lack of evidence, and even weather (File Archive/AFP)
13:38 GMT

An Egyptian appeal court ruled Wednesday that the original judges hearing two cases on former president Mohammed Morsi are not allowed to be replaced in future hearings.

Egypt security forces have been deployed to Aswan in an effort to end the clashes (Ahmed El Moghrabi/AFP)
07:29 GMT

Inter-tribal clashes in Egypt's Aswan has now left 26 dead as of Tuesday and an additional 56 injured.

April 8, 2014

Yemen's military is increasingly being treated as a target by militant forces. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT

Four Yemeni soldiers have been killed in a militant attack on a special forces’ checkpoint in southeastern part of the country, a security official says.

Many Algerians have also taken to the streets in recent weeks to protest President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fourth term in the country's upcoming elections (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
07:20 GMT

Renewed clashes between Algeria's Arabs and Berbers in the country's south left at least 35 people wounded Monday.

April 7, 2014

Roughly 16,000 Egyptians have been jailed for protesting over the past few months. (AFP/File)
18:26 GMT

An Egyptian court has upheld prison sentences for three political activists and ruled Monday that each would be fined 50,000 Egyptian pounds.

The request from YouTube comes days after a court ruled to lift the ban on Twitter. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

YouTube has asked Turkey's Constitutional Court to lift a ban on the video sharing website.

Interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, along with Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim, visited Aswan to mediate a truce. (AFP/File)
15:14 GMT

The Bani Helal and Daboudiya clans in southern Egypt have agreed to a three-day truce.

Clashes between Bani Helal and Daboudiya began last Wednesday over the harassment of a girl and offensive graffiti (Radwan El Najar/AFP)
13:35 GMT

Fourteen people were arrested Monday for Friday's tribal clashes in Egypt's Aswan that left 25 dead.

The eastern militias will immediately hand over the Zuwaitina and Hariga oil terminals under the new deal (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
10:40 GMT

Libya's main eastern militia has agreed to return control of four major state oil terminals to Tripoli.

Algeria's Kabylie region, which is home to many of the country's minority Berbers, is a main site for the anti-Bouteflika protests (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
07:35 GMT

Violence enveloped protests throughout Algeria over the weekend ahead of the country's upcoming presidential elections that are believed to be rigged in favor of incumbent and ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Smoke billows from buildings in the southern city of Aswan on April 6, 2014 following fighting between the Bani Hilal, an Arab tribe, and the Dabudiya, a Nubian family. (AFP)
07:17 GMT

At least two more people were killed on Sunday in the southern governorate of Aswan, renewing deadly tribal clashes that have killed almost two dozen people in three days of fighting.

Jordan's King Abdullah is due to visit Russia on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah is due to pay a working visit to Russia on Wednesday, during which he will meet President Vladimir Putin.

April 6, 2014

Ali Benflis hopes to defeat President Bouteflika, who is seeking his fourth term, in the upcoming presidential elections. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

Presidential hopeful Ali Benflis condemned violence that broke out at a campaign rally for his rival, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.