Regional News

April 16, 2014

Health authorities say MERS is unlikely to cause an epidemic and people "need not worry" (File/AFP)
17:19 GMT

Following the death of a Filipino woman who contracted Mers-Coronavirusm, three new cases have appeared in Abu Dhabi.

53 people were killed last year during a pro Morsi protest. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

An Egyptian court sentenced 120 Morsi supporters to three years in prison on Monday.

Bahrain's security forces continue to clash with protesters (File/AFP)
16:28 GMT

Complicating things: Opposition group says over 200 houses have been raided and 187 arrests were made by Bahraini forces in March.

Two suicide bombers in Ramadi targeted the Anbar provincial capital's government headquarters (File Archive/AFP)
13:55 GMT

Two suicide bombers in Iraq's Ramadi left at least five people dead on Tuesday, and other violence was also reported in the country's Saba Al Bur area.

April 15, 2014

Jordan's ambassador was kidnapped from his car by militants Tuesday (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
20:02 GMT

Jordan's ambassador to Libya is being held by Al Qaeda-affiliated kidnappers who are demanding the release of a Libyan who is serving a life prison sentence in Jordan.

Bandar previously served as KSA's ambassador to the United States (File Archive/AFP)
19:51 GMT

Saudi Arabia has replaced its intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan "at his own request."

529 Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death by Egypt's courts last month (File Archive/AFP)
19:41 GMT

An Alexandria court banned all members of the Muslim Brotherhood from running for election in the upcoming presidential polls.

Two Saudi soldiers were also killed by suspected Yemeni militants last week (Getty/AFP)
18:20 GMT

A Saudi soldier died after coming under attack near the Yemen border. The kingdom's interior ministry is in contact with Yemeni authorities to investigate.

Iraqi authorities cite security concerns as the reason behind closing the prison (File/AFP)
15:00 GMT

The notorious prison which was brought to the world's attention when U.S. military personnel committed grave human rights violations against detained Iraqis, has been closed.

The United States regularly targets AQAP in its drone strike campaign in Yemen. (AFP/File)
11:01 GMT

Gunmen who are believed to be affiliated to Al Qaeda on Tuesday shot dead the vice govenor of Yemen's Baida province, an official reported.

Manama now has the authority to sentence protesters to death for participation in "unauthorized demonstrations" (File Archive/AFP)
10:27 GMT

A Manama court has sentenced 11 Shiite protesters to five years in jail each for allegedly "attacking police."

A Libyan official said that the militants opened fire at al-Etan's vehicle, wounding his driver and forcing the diplomat out at gunpoint. (AFP/File)
09:08 GMT

Unidentified Libyan gunmen on Tuesday abducted Jordan's ambassador to Tripoli, officials reported.

According to immediate reports, two police officers were injured in Tuesday's blast. (AFP/File)
07:52 GMT

Two policemen were injured in a bomb attack that struck central Cairo on Tuesday morning, state television reported.

April 14, 2014

Ghali served under Hosni Mubarak until he was overthrown in January 2011. (AFP/File)
19:41 GMT

Interpol arrested Youssef Boutros Ghali on Monday as he arrived in Paris.

16,000 people have been detained since Mohamed Morsi was ousted in July 2013 (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

A student loyal to ousted president Mohamed Morsi was shot dead by Egyptian security forces as clashes took place in Cairo University, also leaving two journalists injured.