Regional News

May 15, 2011

Nabil al-Arabi
19:11 GMT

Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil al-Arabi was elected as the new Arab League chief on Sunday.

May 14, 2011

07:18 GMT

Libya's state television aired audio tape comments it said were by leader Moammar Gadhafi in which he taunted NATO as a cowardly crusader.

May 13, 2011

Suzanne Mubarak
18:33 GMT

The wife of toppled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was arrested on Friday on charges of illegal acquisition of wealth, state media reported.

May 12, 2011

Yemen unrest
15:09 GMT

Gunmen loyal to Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed three demonstrators in the southern town of Al-Bayda on Thursdayز

07:47 GMT

Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi quashed speculation that he had been injured or killed by NATO attacks as he appeared on Libyan TV late Wednesday.

May 11, 2011

Muslim Brotherhood
16:44 GMT

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood on Wednesday denied press reports that the group is planning to field one of its members in the upcoming presidential elections.

14:40 GMT

Yemeni sources said that two demonstrators were killed and five others were wounded on Wednesday when security forces tried to disperse an opposition sit-in in Taez.

May 10, 2011

Burj Khalifa
20:27 GMT

An unidentified Asian man jumped to his death on Tuesday from the 147th floor of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, police said

Former minister in jail
19:22 GMT

Egypt's state prosecutor on Tuesday renewed the detention of toppled president Hosni Mubarak amid an investigation into corruption and the killing of protesters.

NATO planes
07:19 GMT

Fresh NATO airstrikes rocked the Libyan capital early Tuesday.

May 9, 2011

Yemen clashes
10:48 GMT

Witnesses and medics said Monday that Yemeni security forces have opened fire on protesters in a southern city.

May 8, 2011

07:22 GMT

Clashes between Muslims and Christians in Cairo left at least nine dead and more than 100 wounded.

May 5, 2011

Arab summit
15:54 GMT

The annual Arab summit that was due to be held in Baghdad this month has been postponed until next year at Iraq's request.

11:42 GMT

An Egyptian court sentenced ex- interior minister Habib al-Adly to 12 years for money-laundering on Thursday.

May 2, 2011

Bin Laden
14:02 GMT

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi should end his life like al Qaeda's Osama bin Laden.