Regional News

May 7, 2014

Yemen's army is currently launching a major offensive against Al Qaeda in the country's mountainous south. (AFP/File)
10:42 GMT

Militants have blown up Yemen's main oil export pipeline, local officials reported Wednesday, adding that the attack has halted crude flows as elsewhere, gunmen caused a huge power outage by attacking electricity lines.

El-Sisi said that the US saw Morsi's removal from office as a coup, as according to US law. (AFP/File)
06:39 GMT

Former US ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson requested the Egyptian army to delay the removal of Mohamed Morsi from office "for a day or two", presidential contender Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said.

May 6, 2014

Terrorists attacked compounds in Saudi's capital Riyadh in 2003 (File Archive)
16:08 GMT

Saudi Arabia "dismantled a terrorist organization" that was plotting to attack government facilities and foreign interests.

At least 72 militants and another 24 soldiers have been killed under the government's offensive on the south in its effort to oust Al Qaeda militants from the country (File Archive/AFP)
15:27 GMT

At least two Al Qaeda-linked militants were killed in Yemen's southern Shabwa province under Sanaa's shelling offensive.

Egypt officially banned the Muslim Brotherhood in September 2013 (File Archive/AFP)
12:41 GMT

Egypt's presidential hopeful Abdel Fattah Al Sisi told reporters this week that there will be no Muslim Brotherhood movement in the country if he becomes the head of state.

Following the ouster of Mubarak in 2011, a court ruling dissolved his National Democratic Party. (AFP/File)
11:12 GMT

The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters banned on Tuesday members of Hosni Mubarak’s now defunct National Democratic Party from running in parliamentary, presidential as well as local unit elections.

A poll by The International Federation for Human Rights states at least 89 people have been killed in Bahrain since February 2011. (AFP/File)
08:29 GMT

A Bahraini police post in a small Shiite village near the capital was attacked by assailants throwing Molotov cocktails overnight, an interior ministry official said Tuesday.

The former Egyptian general is expected to win May's presidential elections. (AFP/File)
07:06 GMT

In his first interview since announcing his candidacy, Sisi said that he has survived two attempts on his life.

May 5, 2014

Numerous embassies are located in Sana'a. (AFP/File)
17:46 GMT

A Frenchman was killed and another wounded in an attack in Sana'a.

Riot police have entered Al Azhar's campus on many occasions to stop students from protesting. (AFP/File)
17:05 GMT

A student at Al Azhar University has died from gunshot wounds a week after being shot in the head by riot police during clashes on campus.

Al Azhar University has been the site of many protests since Morsi's ouster. (AFP/File)
12:50 GMT

Al Azhar University has expelled 76 students over their alleged "involvement in riots."

Egypt's Sisi is expected to win the late May elections (File Archive/AFP)
12:34 GMT

Egypt's presidential hopeful and former military chief Abdel Fattah El Sisi vowed to protest all citizens and Islam this weekend when meeting with a group of Sufi leaders ahead of the country's late May elections.

Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said Egypt and the U.S. "want to move on together." (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT

Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy made it clear that Egypt does not wish to be isolated and wants to maintain its relationship with the U.S.

Plumes of smoke ascend from the the forests of Betshay, east Beirut, Monday, May 5, 2014. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
09:57 GMT

A bush fire driven by hot winds in the Baabda district forced the evacuation of residents on Monday as firefighters struggled to control the blaze.

Some Kuwaiti leaders fear the resignations are an attempt to dismantle the parliament (File Archive)
07:10 GMT

Five Kuwaiti MPs have now resigned as of Sunday over the parliament's refusal to question the premier on corruption allegations.