Regional News

May 19, 2014

The Bahrain government has been violently cracking down on dissent for years, but it was not until the country's 2011 uprisings that Bahrain's domestic tensions really captured international attention (File Archive/AFP)
06:50 GMT

The Bahraini government intensified crackdowns on anti-government protests, and even clashed with funeral mourners of an anti-government demonstrator in Sitra this weekend.

May 18, 2014

“Not everyone who supported Mubarak is corrupt, nor are those who supported Morsi terrorists," Sabbahi told Asharq al-Awsat. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Egyptian presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi said he will attempt to rebuild consensus in Egypt if he becomes president.

The Muslim Brotherhood was labeled a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government in 2013. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT

An Egyptian court has sentenced another 126 Muslim Brotherhood members to 10 years in prison for engaging in terrorist activities.

The Egyptian presidential election is set for May 26 and 27. (AFP/File)
07:38 GMT

Three people were injured at a rally for Abdel Fattah al Sisi in Cairo when a man on a motorcycle threw a homemade bomb in the direction of the rally.

Ex-rebel groups led by former general Kaftar have launched an offensive on Islamist groups in the country in their effort to purge Libya of "terrorists" (File Archive/AFP)
07:20 GMT

Clashes between armed groups in eastern Libya have left at least 79 people dead and 141 others wounded Saturday.

Libya militiamen detained the truck drivers on Thursday. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT

A group of 250 Egyptian truck drivers who were detained in Libya have been released.

May 17, 2014

Deadly attacks are now commonplace in Iraq (File/AFP)
16:58 GMT

Two separate bombings killed five people in Baghdad Saturday, officials said.

Around 520 MERS cases have been recorded in Saudi Arabia since 2012 (File/AFP)
14:56 GMT

The Saudi Health Ministry reported three further deaths from the MERS virus bringing the total number of fatalities to 163 as concern amounts over preparations for Hajj in the coming months.

Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi said his country is in a state of "open war" with militants (File/AFP)
14:12 GMT

Yemeni officials vowed on Saturday to pursue members of Al-Qaeda as Sana'a announced capturing dozens of militants in recent days.

Turkey's government faces increasing criticism over the mining tragedy (File/AFP)
12:02 GMT

The death toll in Soma rose to 298 while rescue efforts continue as mounting criticizm grows against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

May 16, 2014

Intense fighting took place between militias and Libyan forces, Friday (File/AFP)
14:16 GMT

Militants clashed with Libyan forces led by a retired general in the country's second city, Benghazi Friday.

Two days now remain for Egyptian expats worldwide to vote (File/AFP)
10:16 GMT

Almost 65,000 Egyptian people worldwide voted on the first day of expat voting, with 20,000 coming from the UAE, according to the Presidential Elections Commission.

More than half Yemen's population is living in extremely impoverished conditions (File/AFP)
09:40 GMT

Over 14 million Yemenis, are in need of emergency aid, clean water and adequate sanitation, according to the country's newly appointed UN humanitarian coordinator, Johannes Van Der Klaauw.

May 15, 2014

Libyan authorities have struggled to control militias since the 2011 revolution (File/AFP)
18:45 GMT

Militiamen detained up to 250 Egyptian truck drivers days after an Egyptian national was shot dead in Benghazi.

Turkish authorities have been accused of negligence as thousands including relatives of miners protest across the country (Image: REPORTTURK)
13:02 GMT

A photo has emerged of the Turkish Prime Minister's adviser Yusuf Yerkel kicking a restrained relative of a dead miner in the town of Soma.