Regional News

January 28, 2014

Police General Mohamed Said, head of the technical office of the interior minister, has been killed by gunmen. (AFP/File)
09:24 GMT

Police General Mohamed Said, head of the technical office of the interior minister, has been killed by gunmen, Egyptian news sources reported Tuesday.

Morsi is in court on charges of jailbreak during the 2011 revolution. (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has arrived in Cairo for a trial over charges on a prison break during the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak.

Army chief and Defense Minister Sisi is a popular choice for president with many Egyptians. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT

The impending Egyptian cabinet reshuffle will be announced when Defense Minister Abdel Fattah Al Sisi makes his decision over running in the presidential elections.

Illegal residents wait in long lines for services to help them correct their residency statuses. [coastaldig]
06:42 GMT

After another launch of illegal crackdowns, 1,350 expats were arrested in Riyadh.

Guards stand watch as activist Nazly Hussein speaks at military courts in Cairo, Egypt. [soundmigration]
06:15 GMT

Hussein, 'the revolutionaries' lawyer', and over 30 others arrested during Saturday's demonstrations in Maadi and downtown have been accused of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood

January 27, 2014

Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Anders Fogh Rasmussen delivers a speech during the release of NATO's annual report at the NATO headquarters in Brussels. [AFP]
20:12 GMT

As Afghan forces take the lead in security operations, NATO lessens its security presence overall.

Deputy Prime Minister Ziad Bahaa el-Din. [cairopost]
17:39 GMT

Deputy Prime Minister in Egypt resigns to be more effective in a non-political role.

The Egyptian embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. [Sabri]
17:21 GMT

Despite the lack of an exchange deal, Abou Abeida, a Libyan militia commander, was released after five kidnapped Egyptian diplomats were surrendered by Libya.

Egyptians wave the national flag and hold up pictures of Defense Minister army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo's Tahrir Square. [AFP]
16:59 GMT

Just hours after being promoted to field marshal, Egypt's head military council mandated that Chief Sisi run for President.

Morsi is charged with collaborating with Hamas and Hezbollah when escaping from prison during the 2011 revolution. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT

The trial of Mohamed Morsi will be aired on state-run TV on Tuesday, as the former Egyptian president and fellow members of the Muslim Brotherhood face a judge on charges of collaborating with Hamas and Hezbollah to break out of prison during the 2011 revolution.

Tunisia approved its constitution this week and expects to hold elections before the end of 2014 (STR/AFP)
12:26 GMT

Tunisia's main Islamist party Ennahda told reporters that it expects national elections to take place in October.

Sisi is a popular choice for president among many Egyptians (AFP/File)
11:41 GMT

Egypt’s military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been promoted to the top military rank of field marshal on Monday, state television announced.

Protests have rocked Turkey since government-linked corruption scandals erupted late last year (Courtesy of the Washington Post)
09:31 GMT

Attacks on Turkey's Nationalist Movement Party headquarters left the party's spokesman dead and seven others wounded.

Soldiers from the Libyan army man a checkpoint in the capital Tripoli.  Egypt's ambassador and his staff have left Libya for security reasons after the kidnapping of five of their colleagues. [AFP]
06:27 GMT

After back and forth demands from Libyan militia group, all kidnapped Egyptian diplomats have been freed.

Members of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly (NCA) jubilate after the adoption of a new constitution on January 26, 2014, in Tunis. [AFP]
05:23 GMT

The new caretaker cabinet will govern Tunisia until after its upcoming elections.