Regional News

22 نيسان/إبريل 2014

The Port Said massacre was the bloodiest day in Egypt's football history (File/AFP)
15:30 بتوقيت جرينتش

Eleven defendants who stand accused of participating in the Port Said football massacre, which left 72 fans dead, have had their trial adjourned.

Demonstrators gathered across Bahrain to express their anger over the death of an anti-government protestor. (AFP/File)
07:33 بتوقيت جرينتش

Bahrainis held protests across many villages on Monday.

Turkey's government recently said that the government would not allow unions to hold rallies at Taksim Square. (AFP/File)
05:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Clashes have broken out in Istanbul between police forces and union members.

21 نيسان/إبريل 2014

Hamdeen Sabbahi is Sisi's only opponent in the upcoming presidential elections. (AFP/File)
19:11 بتوقيت جرينتش

Egyptian presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabbahi accused Sisi's campaign of bribing citizens.

Libya was under the rule of Muammar Gaddafi for 42 years. (AFP/File)
17:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Libya's constituent assembly began drafting a new constitution Monday.

Sebsi recently announced that he will run for president. (AFP/File)
14:01 بتوقيت جرينتش

Tunisia's former prime minister Beji Caid el Sebsi warned that the upcoming elections in Tunisia may be delayed.

A possible scenario could be that Faisal submits his resignation in the coming days, the sources also said. (AFP/File)
08:10 بتوقيت جرينتش

Opposition sources in Saudi Arabia say that the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Saud Al-Faisal will be removed from his post, following the removal of the Saudi spy chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan.

Sheikh's hostage video was posted on social networking sites. He is being held by a largely unknown group calling themselves Shabab Al-Tawhid. (AFP/File)
07:25 بتوقيت جرينتش

A Libyan jihadist group on Monday released a video showing a kidnapped hostage from the Tunisian embassy pleading with the Tunisian government to negotiate with his captors.

Sisi will only face Sabahi in the polls. (AFP/File)
06:42 بتوقيت جرينتش

Egypt's election commission says only two candidates, one of them former army chief and Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, will run in next month's presidential election.

20 نيسان/إبريل 2014

When Egypt's protest law was put forward in November 2013, the Muslim Brotherhood vowed to defy it, a move that has resulted in the arrest and sentencing of many of their members. (AFP/File)
19:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

A Cairo misdemeanor court has sentenced 30 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to three-and-a-half years in jail for rioting and illegal protesting.

U.S. drone strikes on Yemen have increased during President Obama's administration. (AFP/File)
15:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Five people were killed Sunday as the U.S. continues drone strikes in Yemen.

Qaradawi is one of the most influential Muslim scholars living today. (AFP/File)
13:26 بتوقيت جرينتش

Egyptian-born cleric Youssef al Qaradawi has released a statement aimed at easing tensions with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Many Algerians in Kabylie took to the streets last Thursday in protest of Bouteflika's bid for a fourth term as president (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
13:05 بتوقيت جرينتش

At least eleven soldiers were killed in the south of Algeria at the hands of Islamist militants Sunday.

The government air strikes targeted Al Qaeda-affiliated training camps in the south of Yemen (AFP/HO/Al-Malahem Media)
11:21 بتوقيت جرينتش

At least 13 people were killed in two government air strikes in Yemen this weekend.

The GCC members met in Riyadh last week. (AFP/File)
08:52 بتوقيت جرينتش

The members of the Gulf Cooperation Council have agreed on ways to implement a security agreement signed last year.