Regional News

September 25, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice newspaper headquarters was raided Wednesday despite government statements that the ban on Muslim Brotherhood activities may be delayed (Courtesy of Euro News)
19:20 GMT

Egyptian authorities raid and shut down the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice newspaper in Cairo Wednesday.

Wednesday's suicide bomb death was preceded earlier last week by bomb attacks that killed more than 50 people stationed at a southern Yemen military base. Army personnel pictured here participated in a funeral for the dead soldiers earlier this week (AFP)
17:00 GMT

A suicide bomber killed a Yemeni intelligence officer in an Ataq market Wednesday.

Two members of the elite Saudi National Guard died in an accidental explosion during a routine training drill on Tuesday, the Saudi state news agency reported. (AFP)
09:27 GMT

Two elite soldiers belonging to the elite Saudi National Guard were killed on Tuesday after a bomb accidentally exploded during a routine training drill.

The Muslim Brotherhood will not be disbanded until all court procedures concerning the case are completed, an Egyptian government official said Wednesday. (AFP/File)
08:40 GMT

The Egyptian government will delay the ban of the Muslim Brotherhood until all court procedures concerning the case are completed, a government official said Wednesday.

King Abdullah II of Jordan attends a luncheon at the UN in New York. He called for international help on the Syrian crisis, and warned that Jordan cannot continue to support the Syrian refugees alone. (AFP)
07:58 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah on Tuesday made an impassioned speech to the UN, calling for a political solution to the Syrian crisis and calling on the international community to help Jordan provide humanitarian assistance to the refugees who sought a safe haven in the Kingdom.

September 24, 2013

The Revolution Path Front hopes to restore Egypt to the principles of "bread, freedom and social justice". They oppose both the Egyptian army and the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
08:26 GMT

A group of political activists in Cairo calling themselves the Revolution Path Front and who oppose both the Egyptian military and the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood are launching Tuesday, aiming to work towards "bread, freedom and social justice".

September 23, 2013

Saudi Arabia is celebrating its National Day and has been lauded by the OIC for its domestic progress and international relations. (Getty)
14:57 GMT

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday hailed Saudi Arabia's "development and dignity" as the Kingdom celebrates its 81st National Day.

A Cairo court on Monday banned the Muslim Brotherhood, of which Mohamed Morsi is a member. (AFP/File)
14:48 GMT

A Cairo court has banned "all activities" by the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group from which ousted leader Mohamed Morsi hailed. The group now has no legal status.

The MH-60S Knighthawk crashed Sunday into the Red Sea (Courtesy of AP Graphics)
11:06 GMT

Two US airmen are still missing after late Sunday's helicopter crash in the Red Sea.

Opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi's assasination in July launched Tunisia into political turmoil (Courtesy of Voice of America)
08:18 GMT

Tunisia's powerful labor union UGTT announced that it will be organizing protests to oust the current Islamist-led government after talks to implement a new transitional government to end the political crisis in the country fail Saturday.

Supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi wave the 'rabaa' sign of four fingers in a show of solidarity with the Muslim Brotherhood movement in Cairo. (AFP/File)
07:44 GMT

A Cairo court will convene on Monday to deliver its verdict on the future of the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist party, after a leftist party called for its dissolution.

Moroccans protested in Rabat Sunday after gas prices increased under the controversial indexation system (Courtesy of Voice of America)
06:59 GMT

5,000 Moroccans led a peaceful protest in Rabat Sunday in response to price hikes on gas, growing cost of living, and unemployment trends in the country.

September 22, 2013

Although the constitution may be ready in November, Egypt's security is still hanging in the balance over two months after Morsi's ousting. (AFP/File)
18:23 GMT

A spokesperson for the Egyptian constitution's drafting panel said it will be put to a referendum by November.

Egyptians waving the national flag and a portrait of Egyptian Defence Minister and Military Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the district of Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, on September 20, 2013. (AFP)
17:54 GMT

Military spokesman Ahmed Ali says calls for army Commander-in-Chief Abdel Fattah Al Sisi to run for president are a 'popular sentiment'; reiterates army won't intervene in politics.

Tunisian mediator and Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Houcine Abbassi speaks during a press conference to announce the result of its latest bid to mediate an end to the crisis on September 21, 2013 in Tunis. (AFP)
12:49 GMT

Failed talks with the government Saturday have stalled efforts to end the political crisis in the country.