Regional News

May 1, 2014

Protests also broke out last May Day because of a similar ban on demonstrations. (AFP/File)
09:12 GMT

Turkish police used tear gas and water cannons to stop protestors from demonstrating inside Taksim Square on Thursday.

Al Qaeda is becoming increasingly decentralized but no less dangerous. (AFP/File)
08:01 GMT

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism says there has been a 43% increase in terrorist attacks in 2013.

Protests have occurred regularly in Bahrain since 2011. (AFP/File)
06:47 GMT

Bahrainis once again took to the streets to protest the government and show their solidarity for female prisoners.

April 30, 2014

"The voice of a revolution", Bassem Sabry won respect across the political spectrum for his writing on the Arab uprisings of 2011. (Photo courtesy of Twitter)
19:00 GMT

Egyptian pro-democracy blogger Bassem Sabry died Tuesday at the age of 31, reportedly from a fall off a balcony in Cairo.

Ashton said the trials were clearly in breach of international human rights laws. (AFP/File)
13:14 GMT

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the recent mass death sentences were alarming and raised concerns about human rights in Egypt.

Families of convicted Muslim Brotherhood members who were sentenced to death Monday mourn outside the court upon the news of  the verdict (Khaled Desouki/AFP)
07:21 GMT

A least one student died Tuesday in clashes between Muslim Brotherhood members and civilians in the Nile Delta town of Khayata.

April 29, 2014

Founding members of the April 6 moment who ousted Hosni Mubarak, Ahmed Douma and Ahmed Maher are behind bars (File/AFP)
20:00 GMT

The April 6 movement on Tuesday announced its decision to appeal a court ruling to ban the group.

Libya's parliament was attacked by militants and protesters earlier this year as well (Courtesy of Al Arabiya)
19:22 GMT

Gunmen stormed Libya's General National Congress (GNC) as it was preparing to elect a new prime minister.

Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that the death sentences make "a mockery of what we understand to be democratic principles" (AFP)
18:00 GMT

Germany summoned its Egyptian ambassador in Berlin Tuesday in response to a recent ruling that committed nearly 700 Muslim Brotherhood members to death sentences Monday.

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.