Regional News

January 26, 2014

Interim President Adly Mansour made the announcement about the switch in the order of presidential and parliamentary elections a day after Egypt's revolution anniversary clashes left dozens killed (File Archive/AFP)
12:11 GMT

Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour announced Wednesday that the country's presidential elections have been switched to take place prior to the parliamentary poll.

Egyptian military soldiers inspect the scene near a destroyed bus at the road between the border town of Rafah and the coastal city of el-Arish, Egypt, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. (The Official Facebook Page of the Egyptian Military Spokesman of the Armed Forces)
10:03 GMT

Sinai-based militants attack military bus in Sinai.

Four of the five kidnapped Egyptians work for Cairo's embassy in Tripoli (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
09:38 GMT

Libyan kidnappers who have took six Egyptian hostage this weekend have urged Egyptian authorities to release a Libyan militia commander immediately in exchange for the kidnapped Egyptians.

Protestors clash in Cairo Saturday (Khaled Kamel/AFP)
08:07 GMT

Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour will address the nation Sunday following Saturday's fatal revolution anniversary clashes that have left dozens dead.

Algeria's former Prime Minister Ali Benflis announced earlier last week that he will be running in April's election (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
07:20 GMT

Algeria's main Islamist party announced Saturday that they will boycott the country's upcoming elections.

Tunisia's newly appointed interim PM Mehdi Jomaa made the announcement Saturday that the new cabinet has not yet been established due to a lack of consensus (Fethi Belaid/AFP)
07:07 GMT

Tunisia's newly appointed Prime Minister has failed to form a new cabinet under the transitional government, according to reports from late Saturday and early Sunday.

Afghan security forces stand next to a damaged bus at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul. [AFP]
06:53 GMT

A suicide bomber explosion has killed four in Kabul.

Around 90 percent of the private sector labor force in Saudi Arabia was foreign before expat deportation took place. [AFP]
05:41 GMT

After the mass exodus deportation in Saudi, the Ministry of Labor has been forced to create stronger efforts to prevent fake employment by expatriates.

Libyan Justice Minister Salah al-Mirghani speaks during a press conference following the kidnapping of five Egyptian diplomats on January 25, 2014 in Tripoli Libya. [AFP]
01:12 GMT

Egypt has evacuated its staff from its embassy in the Libyan capital and the consulate in Benghazi city after kidnappers seized Egypt’s cultural attaché and three other embassy diplomats, an official told Al Arabiya News Channel Saturday.

January 25, 2014

A spate of deadly bombings put Egyptian police on edge as supporters and opponents of the military-installed government take part in rival rallies for the anniversary of the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. [AFP]
21:45 GMT

At least 29 people were killed in Egypt in street violence Saturday, as Islamists and military supporters staged rival rallies on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, the health ministry said.

 Kerry hit back at criticism that the United States was retreating from the Middle East and the rest of the world. [AFP]
09:39 GMT

In a full-throated defense of America’s forward-leaning stance abroad, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hit back in Davos on Friday at critics who have claimed that the United States is disengaging from world affairs, according to a press statement by the World Economic Forum.

A suicide bomber struck Cairo police headquarters on Friday, the first of three bombings in the Egyptian capital that killed five people ahead of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising. [AFP]
07:46 GMT

Two bomb blasts were reported in Cairo on Saturday as Egyptians marked the third anniversary of their Jan. 25, 2011 uprising.

January 24, 2014

gyptian emergency personnel and civilians gather at the site of a car bomb explosion outside the Cairo police headquarters in the Egyptian capital on January 24, 2014. [AFP]
09:49 GMT

At least five people have been killed in three explosions in Egypt’s capital Cairo, causing chaos ahead of the third anniversary of the Jan. 25 uprising.

Egypt marks the third anniversary on January 25, 2014 of the uprising that drove dictator Hosni Mubarak from power, but a heavy-handed crackdown following the army's ouster of his successor, Mohamed Morsi, is raising fears that the repression of the old regime is returning. [AFP]
09:37 GMT

In Davos, Egypt’s interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi faces an enormous challenge heading his country’s official delegation at the Annual Meetings of the World Economic Forum.

January 23, 2014

It is not clear yet whether or not Sisi will run to be president of Egypt. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

Egypt's interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi has publicly announced his support for army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi to run for president of Egypt.