Regional News

January 22, 2014

A young Bahraini girl holds a national flag during an anti-government rally in the village of Diraz, west of Manama, on January 17, 2014. [AFP]
09:39 GMT

After much back and forth about progress, Bahrain's Crown Prince has moved in the direction of reconciliation again by organizing a meet up with opposition.

January 21, 2014

Libyan militant groups clashed in Tripoli's western suburbs leaving at least five dead and 20 injured (AFP)
19:30 GMT

Clashes in Libya's capital left at least five people dead and 20 wounded Tuesday.

Police authorities have often used tear gas to disperse pro-Morsi protests (File Archive/AFP)
19:17 GMT

Renewed clashes erupted in Egypt's Sharqiya governorate Tuesday between pro-Morsi supporters and police authorities.

Yemen's interim President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi will stay in his post for an additional year (Courtesy of The Guardian)
18:17 GMT

Yemen's political parties approved a new federal system Tuesday and have collectively decided to extend the president's term by one year.

An Eilat policeman picks up a piece of one of the rockets (Courtesy of Haaretz/Eilat Police)
16:35 GMT

Egypt's Al Qaeda influenced militant group Ansar Bayt Al Maqdis claimed responsibility for Monday's rocket attack on Israel's Eilat port.

Morsi's most recent trail in January was postponed due to bad weather (File Archive/AFP)
13:50 GMT

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will begin his espionage trial on Feb. 16.

Guards on watch after an unknown assailant killed an Iranian diplomat in a drive-by shooting outside the ambassador's residence in the Yemeni capital. [AFP]
09:04 GMT

Despite efforts of reconciliation between Sunni Salafists and Houthi groups in the region, a leader of the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group was assassinated Tuesday.

Saturday marks the third anniversary of Egypt's "Day of Rage". (AFP/File)
08:32 GMT

Egypt's interior minister call on Egyptians to congregate in public squares across the country on Saturday to celebrate the third anniversary of the January 25 revolution.

January 20, 2014

Interim President of Egypt, Adly Mansour, makes statements to the press. [AFP]
17:32 GMT

Egypt is still unclear about its future following last week's ratification of a newly-amended constitution.

Ghardaia, The oasis town 600 kilometers south of Algiers has witnessed numerous sectarian clashes within recent years (Courtesy of Magharebia)
13:44 GMT

Growing sectarian unrest in Algeria's southern town of Ghardia is turning violent, leaving one person dead and several injured Monday.

22 people were killed in 48 hours during clashes between rebels and gunmen in Yemen's northern Saada province. (AFP)
11:26 GMT

Violent clashes between rebels and gunmen from north Yemen's Hashid tribes resulted in the deaths of 22 people over 48 hours, tribal sources reported Monday.

January 19, 2014

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attends graduation ceremony of the 37th batch of cadet officers of Zayed II Military College in Al Ain. [Emirates 24/7]
17:24 GMT

The United Arab Emirates has begun the process of imposing mandatory military service for adult males for up to two years, the country’s prime minister said Sunday.

The announcement that the new Egyptian constitution was approved by  98.1 percent of voters has raised some eyebrows. (AFP)
07:43 GMT

Egypt's electoral committee on Saturday announced that the new, post-June 30 constitution was approved by 98.1 percent of voters.

Libyan soldiers were deployed to Libya's south to control renewed clashes (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
06:52 GMT

Libya declared a state of emergency this weekend in response to fresh clashes in the country's southern region.

January 18, 2014

Polling station officials count ballots in the Egyptian capital Cairo on January 15, 2014. [AFP]
09:48 GMT

Egyptian authorities are expected to announce on Saturday the official results of this week's referendum on a new constitution, a day after clashes between security forces and Islamist protesters killed four people.