Regional News

March 16, 2014

Libya's eastern rebels control some of the country's key ports and oil refinery areas (Abdullah Doma/AFP)
07:48 GMT

Libya rebels said Saturday that they are ready to negotiate with Tripoli over ending six-month blockade if Tripoli agrees to end its discussion over plans for a military offensive.

March 15, 2014

Algerian citizens normally are not allowed to peacefully protest. (AFP/File)
13:31 GMT

Approximately 100 Algerians gathered to protest President Bouteflika in a rare demonstration. Protests are usually violently dispersed by security forces.

Yemen is soon to be divided into a six state federation. (AFP/File)
12:38 GMT

Houthi rebels gathered in the town of Omran to protest the central government Friday.

Violence against Egyptian security forces has increased since the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi. (AFP/File)
08:24 GMT

Gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in Cairo Saturday, killing at least five policemen.

March 14, 2014

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is made up of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman. Saudi Arabia has long opposed the Muslim Brotherhood for fear that the group could challenge the monarchy. Qatar's continued support for the Muslim Brotherhood in the region continues to inflame tensions within the GCC (photo courtesy:
16:34 GMT

At a recent Gulf Cooperation Council meeting, Saudi Arabia demanded Qatar to shut down several organizations, including Al-Jazeera

March 13, 2014

Militant groups in the Sinai have increasingly staged attacks against the Egyptian military since the removal of former President Mohamed Morsi (photo courtesy:
19:21 GMT

One officer died and three others were injured in a surprise attack on an Egyptian army bus

Erdogan's statement threatens to further embroil the prime minister into a conflict with a growing number of demonstrators as the country nears local elections scheduled for March 30th. (photo courtesy:
19:01 GMT

Turkish PM comes out against protestors after tens of thousands march to mourn the death of a 15 year old boy

Army chief Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al Sisi is expected to run in Egypt's upcoming presidential elections. (AFP/File)
14:47 GMT

Sami Anan, the former chief of army staff who recently survived an assassination attempt, announced he will not run for president. Many see this as a move to clear the way for Abdul Fattah al Sisi in the upcoming presidential elections.

After the fall of Gaddafi in 2011, Libya's security deteriorated. (AFP/File)
11:22 GMT

A new U.N. report highlights Libya's contribution to conflicts abroad.

Pro-Morsi protestors clashed with Egyptian security personnel earlier this week in Cairo (Khaled Bayumi/AFP)
10:53 GMT

Unknown gunmen in east Cairo shot dead a military officer and injured three soldiers early Thursday morning.

A riot policeman beats a protestor during clashes between riot-police and prostestors after the funeral of Berkin Elvan, the 15-year-old boy who died from injuries after being hit in the head by a gas canister in June. (AFP)
10:22 GMT

Clashes have erupted between anti-government protestors and riot police in several cities in Turkey, killing two people, including a police officer.

Adly Mansour is Egypt's interim President. (AFP/File)
09:49 GMT

Adly Mansour, Egypt's interim President, said Wednesday that presidential elections will end before the end of July.

Washington suspended aid to Egypt last year in protest of the oust of President Mohammed Morsi and the subsequent crackdown on his supporters (File Archive/AFP)
07:55 GMT

Washington is expected to decide within the upcoming days whether to resume aid to Cairo after its decision to suspend funding last year after former Islamist president's Mohammed Morsi's oust.

March 12, 2014

Egypt has been orchestrating a major crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood since Morsi was ousted in July. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Two Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leaders, Akram El-Shaer and Mohamed El-Qabouty, have been arrested by INTERPOL in neighboring Gulf states, according to a statement issued by the Egypt's prosecutor-general on Wednesday.

Algerians, whose shirts are reading "no to a fourth term" demonstrate in Algiers on March 6, 2014, against the bid by Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run for a fourth term in the up coming April 17 national elections. (AFP)
18:16 GMT

Algerian security forces on Wednesday prevented opposition leaders from marching to demand a boycott of next month’s election, in which long-reigning President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seeking a fourth term in office.