Regional News

19 مايو 2014

Police in Sinai are often targeted by the Egypt-based militant Islamist gorup Ansar Beit Al Maqdis (File Archive/AFP)
15:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

At least two Egyptian policemen were killed in Minya this weekend, according to the Interior Ministry.

Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been jailed and sentenced to death since Morsi's overthrow. (AFP/File)
13:27 بتوقيت جرينتش

A Cairo court acquitted 169 people who are loyal to former president Morsi on Monday.

Egyptians will head to cast their votes in the national polls set for early next week (File Archive/AFP)
12:44 بتوقيت جرينتش

Kuwait is set to deport 15 Egyptian nationals from the country for their participation in what has been coined "an illegal gathering" in support of presidential nominee Abdul Fattah Al Sisi.

Libya's parliament was attacked earlier this year by several rebel militant groups in protest of the central government's weak leadership and corrupt practices (File Archive/AFP)
08:11 بتوقيت جرينتش

Libya's capital is on high alert Monday following Sunday's attack on the parliament in which rebel brigades led by a former general stormed the General National Congress.

Many refugees as well as Jordanians returning home after fighting among the ranks of Islamist rebels in Syria  have crossed into the Kingdom through the border crossing in Ramtha (File Archive)
07:17 بتوقيت جرينتش

At least one gunman and several others were wounded this weekend when Jordanian border guards clashed with militants along the Syria border.

The Bahrain government has been violently cracking down on dissent for years, but it was not until the country's 2011 uprisings that Bahrain's domestic tensions really captured international attention (File Archive/AFP)
06:50 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Bahraini government intensified crackdowns on anti-government protests, and even clashed with funeral mourners of an anti-government demonstrator in Sitra this weekend.

18 مايو 2014

“Not everyone who supported Mubarak is corrupt, nor are those who supported Morsi terrorists," Sabbahi told Asharq al-Awsat. (AFP/File)
17:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Egyptian presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi said he will attempt to rebuild consensus in Egypt if he becomes president.

The Muslim Brotherhood was labeled a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government in 2013. (AFP/File)
14:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

An Egyptian court has sentenced another 126 Muslim Brotherhood members to 10 years in prison for engaging in terrorist activities.

The Egyptian presidential election is set for May 26 and 27. (AFP/File)
07:38 بتوقيت جرينتش

Three people were injured at a rally for Abdel Fattah al Sisi in Cairo when a man on a motorcycle threw a homemade bomb in the direction of the rally.

Ex-rebel groups led by former general Kaftar have launched an offensive on Islamist groups in the country in their effort to purge Libya of "terrorists" (File Archive/AFP)
07:20 بتوقيت جرينتش

Clashes between armed groups in eastern Libya have left at least 79 people dead and 141 others wounded Saturday.

Libya militiamen detained the truck drivers on Thursday. (AFP/File)
07:04 بتوقيت جرينتش

A group of 250 Egyptian truck drivers who were detained in Libya have been released.

17 مايو 2014

Deadly attacks are now commonplace in Iraq (File/AFP)
16:58 بتوقيت جرينتش

Two separate bombings killed five people in Baghdad Saturday, officials said.

Around 520 MERS cases have been recorded in Saudi Arabia since 2012 (File/AFP)
14:56 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Saudi Health Ministry reported three further deaths from the MERS virus bringing the total number of fatalities to 163 as concern amounts over preparations for Hajj in the coming months.

Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi said his country is in a state of "open war" with militants (File/AFP)
14:12 بتوقيت جرينتش

Yemeni officials vowed on Saturday to pursue members of Al-Qaeda as Sana'a announced capturing dozens of militants in recent days.

Turkey's government faces increasing criticism over the mining tragedy (File/AFP)
12:02 بتوقيت جرينتش

The death toll in Soma rose to 298 while rescue efforts continue as mounting criticizm grows against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.