Regional News

6 مايو 2014

Egypt officially banned the Muslim Brotherhood in September 2013 (File Archive/AFP)
12:41 بتوقيت جرينتش

Egypt's presidential hopeful Abdel Fattah Al Sisi told reporters this week that there will be no Muslim Brotherhood movement in the country if he becomes the head of state.

Following the ouster of Mubarak in 2011, a court ruling dissolved his National Democratic Party. (AFP/File)
11:12 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters banned on Tuesday members of Hosni Mubarak’s now defunct National Democratic Party from running in parliamentary, presidential as well as local unit elections.

A poll by The International Federation for Human Rights states at least 89 people have been killed in Bahrain since February 2011. (AFP/File)
08:29 بتوقيت جرينتش

A Bahraini police post in a small Shiite village near the capital was attacked by assailants throwing Molotov cocktails overnight, an interior ministry official said Tuesday.

The former Egyptian general is expected to win May's presidential elections. (AFP/File)
07:06 بتوقيت جرينتش

In his first interview since announcing his candidacy, Sisi said that he has survived two attempts on his life.

5 مايو 2014

Numerous embassies are located in Sana'a. (AFP/File)
17:46 بتوقيت جرينتش

A Frenchman was killed and another wounded in an attack in Sana'a.

Riot police have entered Al Azhar's campus on many occasions to stop students from protesting. (AFP/File)
17:05 بتوقيت جرينتش

A student at Al Azhar University has died from gunshot wounds a week after being shot in the head by riot police during clashes on campus.

Al Azhar University has been the site of many protests since Morsi's ouster. (AFP/File)
12:50 بتوقيت جرينتش

Al Azhar University has expelled 76 students over their alleged "involvement in riots."

Egypt's Sisi is expected to win the late May elections (File Archive/AFP)
12:34 بتوقيت جرينتش

Egypt's presidential hopeful and former military chief Abdel Fattah El Sisi vowed to protest all citizens and Islam this weekend when meeting with a group of Sufi leaders ahead of the country's late May elections.

Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said Egypt and the U.S. "want to move on together." (AFP/File)
12:30 بتوقيت جرينتش

Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy made it clear that Egypt does not wish to be isolated and wants to maintain its relationship with the U.S.

Plumes of smoke ascend from the the forests of Betshay, east Beirut, Monday, May 5, 2014. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
09:57 بتوقيت جرينتش

A bush fire driven by hot winds in the Baabda district forced the evacuation of residents on Monday as firefighters struggled to control the blaze.

Some Kuwaiti leaders fear the resignations are an attempt to dismantle the parliament (File Archive)
07:10 بتوقيت جرينتش

Five Kuwaiti MPs have now resigned as of Sunday over the parliament's refusal to question the premier on corruption allegations.

Initially, only 113 lawmakers voted for Maiteeq on Sunday, falling short of the 120 votes necessary to secure his win. (Image courtesy of The Guardian)
06:31 بتوقيت جرينتش

Libyan Businessman Ahmed Maiteeq has taken oath of office after being elected as the North African country’s new prime minister.

4 مايو 2014

The violence comes in the wake of rising instability and almost daily attacks in the region since the army's ouster of president Mohamed Morsi last year. (AFP/File)
12:52 بتوقيت جرينتش

A retired Egyptian colonel was shot dead on Sunday in the northern Sinai Peninsula, army sources said.

Sana'a, in conjunction with the U.S. government, has been conducting massive air strikes and attacks on AQAP strongholds since April 20 (Yemeni Ministry of Defense/AFP)
12:46 بتوقيت جرينتش

Yemen's armed forces killed at least 37 Al Qaeda suspects on Sunday alone as part of Sanaa's campaign to oust the global terrorist network from the country's southern regions.

The Sinai Peninsula has been hit by a string of attacks since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. (AFP/File)
11:06 بتوقيت جرينتش

An Egyptian militant group has claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings that killed three people and wounded eight on Friday in the southern Sinai Peninsula.