Regional News

March 25, 2014

Supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi have endured a bloody crackdown since 2013. (AFP/File)
12:36 GMT

Roughly 700 Morsi supporters will be tried at the Minya Criminal Court on Tuesday.

Arab leaders gathered at Kuwait summit. (AFP/file)
12:16 GMT

Qatar's emir condemns fellow Arab countries at Kuwait summit.

Ali Benflis is credited with establishing the most influential human rights organization in the country. (AFP/File)
08:45 GMT

Ali Benflis, a former prime minister and candidate in the upcoming presidential elections, recently slammed current president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's record.

A Syrian flag (C) is displayed next to the empty Syrian seat during the opening session of the Arab League Foreign Ministers' meeting in Kuwait City on March 23, 2014 ahead of the annual Arab League summit. (AFP)
08:02 GMT

As the Arab Summit kicks off in Kuwait Tuesday, the ongoing Syrian conflict is expected to take centre stage of the talks whilst an ongoing spat between Gulf states over Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is likely to stay off the agenda.

The defendants are accused of killing a police officer during a protest in August. (AFP/File)
07:45 GMT

The defense team for the Morsi supporters who were recently sentenced to death will appeal the verdict.

Muammar Gaddafi ruled from 1969 until 2011. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Two of Gaddafi's sons and multiple aides are set to stand trial on April 14th.

March 24, 2014

Egypt's main cities have frequently erupted in protest since Mohmmad Morsi's overthrow. (AFP/File)
19:54 GMT

The anti-coup alliance is calling for mass protests throughout Egypt in response to the death sentences recently handed out to members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Sisi is expected to win the elections if he runs for president. (AFP/File)
10:21 GMT

Former Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa has said that Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi will shortly - in the upcoming couple of days - announce his presidential bid.

Bahrain has been in the grips of an uprising since 2011. (AFP/File)
09:32 GMT

Bahraini government forces have attacked a Shia mosque in a village near Manama, in an alleged attempt by the ruling Al Khalifa family to silence the opposition.

529 Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to death on Monday. (AFP/File)
08:27 GMT

A Minya criminal court on Monday sentenced 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to death on charges of murdering the deputy commander of the Matay district police station in Minya in August 2013.

One official believes Monday's attack - which resulted in the deaths of eight soldiers - was the work of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. (AFP/File)
07:58 GMT

Eight soldiers were killed and six were wounded on Monday when unidentified gunmen launched an attack on a military checkpoint in Hadramawt province in southeast Yemen, military sources reported.

The Arab League FMs allegedly voted unanimously for all draft resolutions that will be on the table for discussion during the two-day summit in Kuwait that is set to commence Tuesday (Yasser Al Zayyat/AFP)
07:41 GMT

Foreign ministers from the Arab League nations finally agreed to draft resolutions ahead of this week's summit in Kuwait despite growing tensions among member states.

March 23, 2014

A Syrian flag (C) is displayed next to the empty Syrian seat during the opening session of the Arab League Foreign Ministers' meeting in Kuwait City on March 23, 2014 ahead of the annual Arab League summit. (AFP)
18:00 GMT

The ongoing spat between Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar will not be on the table during the Arab League meeting scheduled to begin on Sunday in Kuwait, according to a diplomatic source.

Yemen Huthi rebels block the main road leading into Amran city in the north Sunday (Gamal Noman/AFP)
16:00 GMT

Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen held massive protests outside of the northern city of Amran Sunday after clashes Saturday left 12 people dead.

This year will be a big one for Egyptian voters - they already headed to the ballot boxes to vote on Egypt's constitution. The presidential elections are expected to take place by mid-July 2014. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT

Egypt’s Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) is to meet on 30 March to announce a registration date for the candidates who will stand in the country’s presidential elections, a judicial source said on Saturday.