Regional News

May 27, 2014

The Muslim Brotherhood has been labeled a terrorist organization by both the Saudi and the Egyptian governments. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT

Nine university professors have been arrested in Saudi Arabi for alleged links with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.

Eygptians now have an extra hour to vote (File Archive/ AFP)
08:41 GMT

In Egypt´s final day of presidential elections citizens have received an extra hour to vote and government workers the day as a holiday.

Ahmed Maiteeq has called for negotiations to end Libya's current crisis. (AFP/File)
06:52 GMT

Ahmed Maiteeq has been sworn in as Libya's new prime minister.

May 26, 2014

Egyptians are voting for a new president on May 26 and 27. (AFP/File)
17:54 GMT

An NGO coalition has reported some violations at Egypt's polls Monday.

Mahlab said no election violations have been reported by international election observers. (AFP/File)
15:20 GMT

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said Egypt's cabinet will resign as soon as the presidential election results are announced.

A record six candidates are due to run for the position of President of Israel - Shimon Peres is set to be replaced - in the upcoming June elections. All six hopefuls have received backing of Knesset members. (AFP/File)
09:11 GMT

A record six candidates are due to run for the position of President of Israel in the upcoming elections. All six hopefuls have received backing of Knesset members.

Polls will be open for Egyptians to vote on Monday and Tuesday this week (Marwan Naamani/AFP)
06:54 GMT

Egyptians will head to the polls to vote for the country's next president starting Monday.

The group said on Sunday that holding the election will not give legitimacy to “the criminal”, referring to former army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. (AFP/File)
06:48 GMT

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has boycotted the upcoming presidential election due to be held on May 26-27.

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE recalled their ambassadors from Qatar in April. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Bahrain's foreign minister said the ambassador to Qatar will not be reinstated anytime soon.

May 25, 2014

Egypt is considered to be one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. (AFP/File)
19:36 GMT

Two prominent human rights activists began a hunger strike Sunday to show their solidarity with detained al Jazeera journalists who have been on a hunger strike since January.

Nabeel Rajab was imprisoned for criticizing the Bahraini government and for partaking in anti-government demonstrations. (AFP/File)
16:05 GMT

Prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has called for serious dialogue in Bahrain.

The Muslim Brotherhood was deemed a terrorist organization by the current Egyptian government. (AFP/File)
14:50 GMT

A judicial disciplinary body in Egypt has suspended 16 judges for their alleged links to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt has not yet responded to the Libyan claims that it will create a buffer zone with their neighbour. (AFP/File)
13:29 GMT

Forces loyal to retired commander of Libyan landforces Khalifa Haftar are ready to create a temporary buffer zone with Egypt in order to besiege terrorist groups, according to Haftar's spokesman.

Sources say the militants had recently returned from fighting in Syria. (AFP/File)
13:26 GMT

The Yemeni army killed three jihadist fighters Sunday in an armed offensive.

Netanyahu said that he appreciates "the Pope's strong stand against anti-Semitism". (AFP/File)
12:36 GMT

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Pope Francis to Israel, when he spoke Sunday before the weekly cabinet meeting.