Regional News

April 12, 2014

Yemeni security forces have been the target of multiple attacks since 2012. (AFP/File)
19:24 GMT

At least one soldier is dead after gunmen fired on an army vehicle in Hadramawt Province.

Massive protests for government reform began in 2011. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT

The Opposition Coalition in Kuwait is suggesting major government reforms, such as instituting political parties.

Many Libyans want a larger share of oil profits. (AFP/File)
16:46 GMT

Anti-government protestors forced the Zawiya oil terminal to close and blocked the entrance to the port, preventing oil workers from entering.

One person was killed after demonstrators clashed with Egyptian police in Alexandria. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT

Clashes between anti-government protestors and security forces have left one dead in Alexandria.

Fighting between Egyptian security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters is the biggest obstacle for peace in the country (File/AFP)
11:07 GMT

At least two Muslim Brotherhood members have been killed by security forces in an exchange of gunfire on Friday.

Saleh al-Mutlaq was left unhurt after the attack in Baghdad (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Deputy PM Saleh al-Mutlaq escaped from an assassination attempt, alleges an Iraqi lawmaker accompanying him on a trip to Abu Graib.

April 11, 2014

Sixty six people have died from MERS in Saudi Arabia so far (File/AFP)
17:03 GMT

Five hospital workers have been placed in quarantine due to a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus outbreak in Al Ain, UAE.

April 10, 2014

The majority of the government approved clerics were trained at Al Azhar University. (AFP/File)
13:56 GMT

The Egyptian government is adopting measures to expand control over mosques.

Border checkpoints in Yemen are frequently targeted by Al Qaeda militants in the country (File Archive/AFP)
13:55 GMT

At least two Saudi soldiers were killed by unidentified gunmen on the Yemeni border.

The latest GCC summit did not include the Qatar rift issue on the agenda (File Archive)
08:31 GMT

Kuwait expects "positive steps" to be implemented to end the Gulf rift between Qatar and other GCC countries.

Egypt is planning to hold elections for the presidency at the end of May (Khaled Desouki/AFP)
07:38 GMT

Anti-Morsi actors in Egypt are accusing the Muslim Brotherhood of trying to "infiltrate" the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Troops from Saudi Arabia and the UAE have entered Bahrain in an effort to quell demonstrations. (AFP/File)
07:29 GMT

Bahrainis continue to hold anti-government protests across the country, despite a heavy government crackdown.

A 2013 United Nations study found that 99.3 percent of Egyptian women have been sexually harassed. (AFP/File)
07:07 GMT

A UN report shows that in 2013, 99.3 percent of Egyptian women experienced some form of sexual harassment.

April 9, 2014

Human rights groups around the world criticized the Egyptian ruling. (AFP/File)
18:04 GMT

The men were sentenced for wearing women's clothing and organizing sex parties.

Previous hearings for Morsi's cases have been delayed for protests, lack of evidence, and even weather (File Archive/AFP)
13:38 GMT

An Egyptian appeal court ruled Wednesday that the original judges hearing two cases on former president Mohammed Morsi are not allowed to be replaced in future hearings.