Regional News

November 12, 2013

Egyptian presidential adviser Mostafa Hegazy said Tuesday that the final draft constitution is expected to be complete on December 3. (AFP)
13:09 GMT

Egyptian presidential adviser Mostafa Hegazy said Tuesday that the final draft constitution is expected to be complete on December 3 and will put it to a referendum by the end of January.


Tunisia tightens security after tourist spot attacks
October 31, 2013 07:32 PM
By Antoine Lambroschini
Agence France Presse
Tunisian security forces inspect the area of a failed suicide bomb attack near the four-star Riadh Palms hotel, in the resort town of Sousse, a popular tourist destination 140 kilometres (90 miles) south of Tunis, on October 30, 2013. AFP PHOTO/STR
Tunisian security forces inspect the area of a failed suicide bomb attack near the four-star Riadh Palms hotel.
[businessinsider]
13:07 GMT

After security officers attempt to sweep areas of Tunisia for militant activity, two wounded and one militant killed.

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan gives a press conference on November 10, 2013 in Tripoli. Zeidan warned Libyans of the possibility of foreign powers intervening unless the country's current chaos ends in Benghazi. (AFP)
05:43 GMT

Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has promised to supply more aid to the state security forces struggling to restore peace to the volatile eastern city of Benghazi.

November 11, 2013

Jordan's Information Minister told reporters Monday that receiving the UN seat is "recognition" of Jordan's standing internationally and in the Arab World (The Jordan Times)
11:34 GMT

Jordan's Information Minister Mohammed Momani told reporters Monday that the Kingdom is "eager to assume" the United Nations Security Council seat that Saudi Arabia decided to decline last month.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan before their meeting at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.[voanews]
07:16 GMT

On another leg of his Middle Eastern tour, US Secretary of State meets with UAE's General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss regional issues as well as UAE's continued relationship with the US.

Suspects from al-Qaeda wait for their trial Sunday in Sanaa (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
06:06 GMT

The trial for nine al-Qaeda suspects who are accused of planning to assasinate Yemeni president Abded Rabbou Mansour Hadi commenced Sunday in Sanaa.

Beltagi -- seen here before his arrest -- has called the interim government worse than the Mubarak regime. (AFP/File)
03:23 GMT

Muslim Brotherhood official Mohamed El Beltagi on Sunday condemned the Egyptian government's brutal crackdown on Islamists, adding that not even the Mubarak regime used such violence.

November 10, 2013

Mohamed Badie, the Muslim Brotherhood's Supreme Guide, will face trial for inciting violence and terrorism in Egypt's Giza December 9 (Courtesy of BBC)
13:33 GMT

Fifteen Muslim Brotherhood leaders will face trail December 9 for allegedly inciting violence in Giza earlier this year.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu landed in Baghdad Sunday to renew "chilled" ties with Baghdad (Courtesy of World Bulletin)
10:17 GMT

Turkey's Foreign Minister landed in Baghdad Sunday for two days of meetings with officials to renew "chilled" ties with Iraq.

Foreign workers show passports as they wait outside the immigration office in Saudi. [yahoo]
08:06 GMT

Two killed in violence during post amnesty period for Saudi workers.

Protestors gathered in Tripoli's Martys' Square Saturday in opposition of calls to renew GNC's mandate, saying that an extension will only "push Libya into further turmoil" (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
06:24 GMT

Attacks in eastern Libya Saturday killed six people in less than 24 hours and protestors gathered in the country's capital to protest the renewal of Libya's General National Congress mandate, saying an extension will only force the country into a deeper level of political turmoil.

Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy gives an interview to the Agence France Presse at his office on November 9, 2013 in Cairo. (AFP)
06:02 GMT

Following the suspension of US military aid to Egypt, Cairo is looking to expand cooperation with Russia, according to foreign minister Nabil Fahmy.

Controversy over the legality over Mubarak's detention continues. [hangthebankers]
03:56 GMT

Although he is being transferred to temporary detention, former president Hosni Mubarak will remain under house arrest.

November 8, 2013

Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy speaks during a joint news conference with his Spanish counterpart Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo after their meeting in Madrid November 7, 2013. [REUTERS/Sergio Perez]
11:08 GMT

Egyptian foreign minister Nabil Fahmy has said that parliamentary elections will be held between February and March

November 7, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry  meets with Jordanian King Abdullah II at the royal palace November 7, 2013 in Amman, Jordan. [Getty]
17:42 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Thursday for more international aid to help Jordan cope with the crisis of Syrian refugees.