Regional News

April 29, 2014

Many Yemenis oppose the continued U.S. drone strikes in the country, and many have taken to the streets in recent weeks in protest as Sanaa's Al Qaeda offensive escalates (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Yemeni forces' recent offensive to oust Al Qaeda fighters from southern towns left at least nine people dead Tuesday.

Violence continues in Benghazi as Libya struggles to develop a stronger government. (AFP/File)
11:55 GMT

A car bomb in Benghazi has killed two soldiers.

The Tunisian people overthrew Zine el Abidine Ben Ali in 2011. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

Tunisian family members of those killed during the 2011 revolution are going on a hunger strike after a Tunisian court released former regime officials who are accused of killing peaceful protesters during the revolution.

The Jordanian ambassador was pulled from his car by gunmen in April. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT

Jordan has agreed to hand over a Libyan militant in exchange for the release of its ambassador who was kidnapped in Libya in April.

The military-backed government in Egypt has been cracking down on members of the Muslim Brotherhood since former President Mohamad Morsi's ouster. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The U.S. Department of State condemned Egypt's recent mass trials and death sentences handed down to members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

April 28, 2014

Students at Egyptian universities have taken to the streets to show their support for ousted President Morsi. (AFP/File)
19:05 GMT

Clashes continue to erupt between Egyptian security forces and students at Azhar University in Cairo.

Clashes continue to break out at Universities around Egypt because of the country's current political landscape. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT

Egyptian security forces stormed Alexandria University on Monday after clashes broke out between student supporters of Morsi and the university's security personnel.

Journalists have been repeatedly targeted by Egyptian authorities since the fall of Morsi. (AFP/File)
15:43 GMT

Al Jazeera has filed a compensation claim against Egypt for damages to its business.

The April 6 movement was instrumental in the uprising against Hosni Mubarak in 2011. (AFP/File)
13:27 GMT

An Egyptian court has ordered the banning of all activities related to the April 6 movement.

Bouteflika had a stroke last year that left him hospitalized for several months and has only made rare public appearances since his discharge (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
13:19 GMT

Algeria's incumbent leader president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was sworn in for a fourth term Monday after winning the April 17 poll earlier this month.

Police previously killed hundred of Muslim Brotherhood members in clashes in Cairo in August 2013 (File Archive/AFP)
09:41 GMT

The Egyptian court that previously sentenced 529 Muslim Brotherhood members to death has sentenced an additional 682 Islamists to similar fates Monday, including Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie.

Southern Yemenis gathered in both the city of Mukalla as well as Aden Sunday for pro-independence rallies (AFP)
07:22 GMT

Thousands of Yemenis gathered in the city of Mukalla Sunday demanding statehood for the formerly independent southern Yemen.

Egyptian courts have sentenced hundreds of Morsi supporters to prison in recent months (photo courtesy: article.wn.com)
04:00 GMT

The court's verdict comes a month after over 500 Morsi supporters were sentenced to death.

April 27, 2014

Afghanistan recently held the first round of presidential elections in order to replace outgoing President Hamid Karzai (photo courtesy: telegraph.co.uk)
18:12 GMT

The Taliban insists they were responsible for the attack, but others believe the helicopter went down due to technical difficulties.

Bahrain was engulfed in mass protests in 2011 (photo courtesy: theguardian.com)
17:27 GMT

The defendants were accused of killing a policeman.