Regional News

January 12, 2014

Mr. Droui was a former member of the National Transitional Council that served as the "political arm" that ended Gaddafi's dictatorship in 2011 (Courtesy of Press TV)
06:56 GMT

Libya's deputy industry minister was shot dead in his hometown of Sirte Saturday.

A file picture taken on September 20, 2013 shows Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is allegedly contemplating a bid for the presidency. [AFP]
05:01 GMT

If the people demand him to be the new leader of Egypt, Army Chief Sisi will run for election.

Earlier this November, Afghanistan’s Independent Elections Commission (IEC) announced the official election date for the country’s presidential elections for April 5, 2014. [muftah]
04:47 GMT

Based on numbers from previous years, Afghanistan expects higher turnout due to more protected voting sites for the 2014 Presidential election day.

January 11, 2014

Yemeni Military Police march during a ceremony launching the first phase of combat and operations training of the year on January 8, 2014 in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. [AFP]
12:46 GMT

In efforts to monitor a ceasefire between Shiite rebels and hardline Sunni Salafists, Yemen troops began to deploy in the northern province of Saada on Saturday, a security official told Agence France-Presse.

Iraqi policemen march during a ceremony marking police forces 92nd anniversary in the capital Baghdad on January 9, 2014. [AFP]
12:36 GMT

The U.N. Security Council on Friday backed an Iraqi government campaign to recapture provincial strongholds from al-Qaeda-linked militants.

January 10, 2014

Egyptian authorities have often used tear gas to dispel pro-Morsi protests since the former president's oust in July 2013 (File Archive/AFP)
15:00 GMT

Clashes in Egypt's Alexandria left one person dead on Friday.

Militias throughout Libya have clashed with government forces to control territory in the north African country (File Archive/AFP)
11:22 GMT

The United States' top military commander to Africa told reporters Friday that the Pentagon is planning to commence training for Libyan soldiers by midyear to help "boost the [north African country's] security."

Tunisia's Islamist premier Ali Larayedh arrives at Kasbah Palace in Tunis to submit his resignation to Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki on January 9, 2014.  [AFP]
04:00 GMT

Tunisia's Islamist Prime Minister Ali Larayedh resigned on Thursday to make way for a caretaker government as part of a deal with his opponents to finish a transitional period.

January 9, 2014

he poll conducted in late December showed that 76 percent of the participants are expected to take part in the upcoming referendum on Jan. 14 and 15. [Getty Images]
20:59 GMT

Egyptian will approve the constitution despite the fact that over half the population have not read the draft of the document, a new poll revealed according to the Egyptian Daily news website al-Ahram.

Washington has been silent as infighting between Syrian opposition and Islamist rebels continues in the country's northern region (Courtesy of Front Page Magazine)
14:09 GMT

The United States' double standard policies in Syria and Iraq may undermine its ability and influence in the global fight against Al Qaeda and in the Middle East more generally.

Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi block a street during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Nasr City, Cairo on January 8, 2014. 63 Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to three years in prison on Thursday in a Cairo court. (AFP)
14:04 GMT

63 Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to three years in jail on charges such as rioting, thuggery and weapons possession on Thursday.

Despite concerns over the slew of violence that has engulfed Egypt, the U.S. has said it is committed to building a longstanding diplomatic relationship with Cairo. (AFP/File)
12:42 GMT

The U.S. said Wednesday that despite the violence and troubles that have engulfed Cairo since Mohamed Morsi's ouster in July, Washington is looking to work on its relationship with Cairo.

Tunisia has been enveloped in political turmoil since July (File Archive/AFP)
12:23 GMT

Tunisia has appointed a new commission to oversee elections in 2014 as part of its efforts to form a transitional, independent government.

Tension between Bahrain's Sunni and Shiite populations has risen since the onset of protests and police crackdowns in 2011. (AFP/File)
07:48 GMT

Bahrain announced late Wednesday that it has suspended reconciliation talks with the Shiite opposition majority amidst growing unrest.

January 8, 2014

Assuming the National Congress immediately appoint a replacement, Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan may resign imminently. (AFP/File)
16:05 GMT

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said Wednesday that he was ready to resign if the National Congress immediately replace him, and that the new cabinet will be appointed shortly.