Regional News

February 13, 2014

Sisi met with Russia's top leaders during his two-day visit including Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (Vasily Maximov/AFP)
11:30 GMT

Russia's president Vladimir Putin provided public support for Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah El Sisi's rumoured presidential bid during talks with Sisi in Moscow Thursday,

Coskun Demirkol was killed one month before Turkey's local elections. (AFP/File)
09:51 GMT

A candidate in Turkey's upcoming elections was killed in an armed attack in Istanbul, media reported on Thursday.

This file picture taken on November 15, 2009 shows a US captain silhouetted as he looks on during a media tour of Bagram prison, north of Kabul. (AFP)
08:10 GMT

As the Afghan government prepared to release 65 detainees from the notorious Bagram prisoner, the U.S. warned against setting the "dangerous individuals" free.

February 12, 2014

Page by david blair - Eritrean refugees look through barbed wire at Sudan's Shagarab refugee camp in Kassala last year (ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/File)
18:53 GMT

Human Rights Watch have accused Sudan and Egypt of torturing and abusing refugees who have been trafficked from Eritrea.

Since Morsi's ouster in July 2013, the Muslim Brotherhood has been classified as a terrorist organization by the government. (AFP/File)
17:40 GMT

An Egyptian employee with the U.S. Embassy in Cairo has been detained over his job as liaison officer to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt's police force have recently been hit with accusations of abuse and torture. (AFP/File)
16:05 GMT

Amid an outcry against a broadening government crackdown on dissent, Egypt's top prosecutor said on Wednesday that Egyptian prisons have no political detainees.

The grenade attacks have left Alassema's offices in shambles (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
12:06 GMT

Attacks Wednesday morning targeted Libya's privately owned television channel Alassema.

Sisi left for Moscow Wednesday (Courtesy of the Egyptian Independent)
10:53 GMT

Egypt's military chief Abdel Fattah El Sisi is en route to Moscow in what is considered a "rare visit by Cairo's top commander."

Egyptian security authorities have been frequently targeted by militants since the interim government's crackdown on pro-Morsi supporters last August (File Archive/AFP)
09:06 GMT

Three policemen were killed in a drive-by shooting east of Cairo Wednesday.

Female protesters of the Arab Spring in Bahrain. [voicesofeducation]
07:42 GMT

Three years later, symbolic protests are being called in Bahrain to mark the anniversary of the Arab Spring.

An Iraqi stands on a pickup that was seized from anti-government fighters affiliated to the Al-Qaeda Islamist organization during a military operation led by Iraqi soldiers and policemen. [AFP]
05:49 GMT

Twenty-nine men who have been captured over the last few years have been extradited to the country of Saudi for trial.

February 11, 2014

Obama told reporters at a press conference with French President Francois Hollande that it is Moscow's responsibility to ensure that Syria complies with removing its chemical stockpile as agreed upon under the U.S-Russia deal (Mandel Ngan/AFP)
18:16 GMT

Russian officials said that the U.S. is "hindering progress" on settling the Iran nuclear issue while Obama called on Russia to urge Damascus to dispose its chemical weapons on time, calling it Moscow's "responsibility.

Veteran Egyptian diplomat Amr Moussa told Al Siyasa that Sisi will announce his presidential bid officially in the "near future" (File Archive)
16:22 GMT

Egypt's veteran diplomat Amr Moussa told reporters Tuesday that army chief Abdel Fattah El Sisi has decided to run for president and will make his run official in the "near future."

An Algerian military plane also crashed in the south of France in late 2012 (Courtesy of Press TV)
14:42 GMT

More than 100 people were killed Tuesday in a plane crash in eastern Algeria.

The pipeline and policeman are frequently targeted by militant groups in Egypt's restive Sinai peninsula. (AFP/File)
11:38 GMT

Egyptian security officials say suspected Al Qaeda-inspired militants have blown up a natural gas pipeline in the restive Sinai Peninsula, while gunmen shot dead a policeman in the Suez canal city of Ismailia.