Regional News

February 19, 2014

Former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri (L) arrived in Egypt on Tuesday to meet Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi. [AFP]
17:28 GMT

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri arrived in Egypt on Tuesday to meet Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo.

Protests erupted in Bahrain in February 2011 (AFP/File)
13:19 GMT

On Wednesday, a Bahrain court jailed eight protestors and sentenced one to death as it continues to crack down on government dissidents.

Now that pro-Morsi protests have subsided in Cairo, is the time right for political dialogue between the Muslim Brotherhood and the interim government? (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT

As fractures emerge in the pro-Mohamed Morsi movement in Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood supporters are reportedly seeking to talk with the interim government.

Prince Salman arrived in Japan Tuesday following his three-day state visit to Pakistan (Toru Yamanaka/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saudi is expected to meet with Japan's leadership Wednesday.

February 18, 2014

Libya's parliament has been attacked on several occasions by militia forces in Tripoli (File Archive/AFP)
16:56 GMT

Libyan militias gave the country's interim parliament a five-hour ultimatum to dissolve Tuesday, threatening to kidnap any and all MPs who do not step down.

Kerry will next meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a surprise stop in Tunisia on Tuesday, as he offers continued American assistance to the North African state.

Foreign tourists wait to cross from the Israeli side of the Taba crossing into Egypt on February 16, 2014, after a bomb targeted a tourist bus in Egypt's Sinai peninsula near the Israel border, carrying South Korean sightseers. (AFP)
11:51 GMT

Hardline Egyptian Islamist group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis has ordered all tourists to leave Egypt and threatened to attack any foreigners who remain in the country beyond a deadline of Feb. 20.

Most of the migrant workers building the 2022 World Cup infrastructure are from South Asia and face terrible conditions. (AFP/File)
09:43 GMT

The Indian Embassy in Qatar said that more than 450 Indian workers have died in the Gulf country over the past two years, and that most of them were working on the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup.

Berri said he asked the Kuwaiti emir to mediate the talks between Iran and Saudi. (Image courtesy of
07:24 GMT

Lebanese Parliamentary Speaker Nabih Berry has called on the Gulf countries to play a mediating role and bring about the end to the frosty relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Saudi National Guard Minister Mutaib bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz (R) talks to Britain's Prince Charles (L), on February 17, 2014 following the latter's arrival at Riyadh airport. The Prince will also travel to Doha on his trip. (AFP)
07:04 GMT

The heir to the British throne Prince Charles arrived in Saudi Arabia late Monday as part of a four-day Middle Eastern tour.

A picture taken on February 16, 2014, shows the belongings of the passengers of a tourist bus targeted by a bomb, in the Egyptian south Sinai resort town of Taba. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis took responsibility for the bomb.
06:30 GMT

The Islamist militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis on Tuesday claimed responsibility for bombing a tourist bus in Egypt’s Sinai in an attack that killed three Korean tourists and the Egyptian driver on Sunday.

February 17, 2014

The tourist bus exploded near the Israel-Egypt border Sunday (Jack Guez/AFP)
11:11 GMT

South Korea condemned Sunday's Sinai bus bombing attack that left four of its citizens dead and 14 others wounded Monday.

Jordanian border guards shot at four individuals trying to cross illegally into the Kingdom from Syria leaving one dead and three wounded Monday (Courtesy of The Jordan Times)
10:56 GMT

Army officials from Jordan reported Monday that some of its border guards killed a man and wounded three other individuals who were trying to cross into the Kingdom from Syria illegally.

February 16, 2014

An Egyptian holds a poster behind barbed wires, as riot policemen stand guard outside the Police Academy where a hearing in the espionage trial of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi is opened on Sunday. (AFP)
14:22 GMT

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's lawyer withdrew from his defence team on Sunday, prompting the trial to be postponed to later this month. The lawyer walked out of the proceedings in protest of the soundproof glass box Morsi is made to sit in at court.

A picture taken on February 16, 2014, shows flames rising from the wreckage of a tourist bus at the site of a bomb explosion in the Egyptian south Sinai resort town of Taba. [AFP]
13:20 GMT

A tourist bus exploded in Egypt's city of Taba Sunday, leaving at least three dead.