Regional News

November 23, 2014

Egyptian military forces killed seven militants and arrested 67 others in north Sinai on Thursday and Friday. [AFP]
17:50 GMT

Egyptian military forces have killed 10 militants during an operation in the violence-plagued Sinai Peninsula of the North African country.

Muhammad Mardhi Isa Al-Zahrani will enter a special rehabilitation program once settling back in Saudi. (AFP/John Moore)
09:48 GMT

A Guantanamo Bay detainee from Saudi Arabia was released and sent back to the kingdom Saturday after being held for 12 years in the facility.

The Danish expat was taken to hospital after being shot in the shoulder. (AFP/File)
09:16 GMT

A Danish expat was shot and injured by an unknown assailant in the Saudi city of Riyadh, according to security sources.

Obama has signed an executive order authorizing a larger US military role in Afghanistan amid national security discussions in Washington. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT

US President Obama quietly signed a classified executive order this weekend authorizing the expansion of US military presence in Afghanistan.

November 22, 2014

The Ministry of Defense will deploy more than 38,000 soldiers to ensure the smooth running of the polling process. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

Tunisia prepares for presidential elections scheduled for Sunday by announcing plans to mobilize security forces for polling stations and vital government buildings.

There are 349,713 voters eligible to cast ballots in Saturday's vote. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT

Polls opened in Bahrain on Saturday for the first time since 2011, amid a boycott by the opposition.

After sending troops into Somalia in October 2011, Kenya has been plagued by gun and bomb attacks by Somalia’s Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabab militants. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT

Al-Shabab militants hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 passengers who were non-Muslim.

Turkey pledged support for Peshmerga fighters. (AFP/File)
08:22 GMT

The Turkish Prime Minister announced Turkey's intention to help the Kurdish fighters in the growing fight against ISIL.

A supporter of Moncef Marzouki, the current Tunisian president who is defending his position in the upcoming presidential elections, holds up the national flag during a campaign rally on Nov. 19 (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
05:00 GMT

This is the first time that the Tunisian-Libyan border will be closed for this long since the toppling of the previous regime.

November 21, 2014

Bishr served as minister of local development under deposed president Mohamed Morsi. (Image courtesy Ahram)
12:30 GMT

Mohamed Ali Bishr is accused of "spying for foreign states."

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi may be considering a pardon for jailed Al Jazeera journalists. (AFP file photo).
11:00 GMT

The five journalists were convicted of threatening Egypt's national security by allegedly producing "fabricated" news stories and footage with a view to tarnishing Egypt's image abroad.

The Brotherhood has called on Jordanian authorities to release its official.
09:22 GMT

Jordan Muslim Brotherhood leader Zaki Bani Rushaid was detained late Thursday, Reuters reported.

MERS is linked to camels, but many new cases occur between humans in hospitals. (File photo)
07:14 GMT

The Saudi Ministry of Health raised the total number of MERS cases in the kingdom since September 2012 to 808.

November 20, 2014

ISIL militants have seized land across Syria and Iraq in recent months. (AFP/File)
05:23 GMT

US General John Allen discussed strategies with Turkish officials to combat ISIL militants in Syria and Iraq Wednesday.

Dina Kawar is the latest female representative on the UN Security Council.
04:00 GMT

Jordan is going to launch a regional initiative to curb terrorists’ increasing use of telecommunications and media technologies.