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May 12, 2014

The Yemeni government also recently launched an offensive on AQAP and allegedly took over the group's last stronghold last week in Azzan (STR/AFP)
09:21 GMT

A drone strike in the eastern part of Yemen left six alleged Al Qaeda affiliates dead.

El-Sisi, who is expected to win the coming elections, said he would step down if people demanded him to. (AFP/File)
08:38 GMT

Egypt's presidential hopeful and former army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said in an interview with Sky News Arabia on Sunday that the army wouldn't have to intervene if Egyptians came out against him, were he to become the country's next president.

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of anti-regime protesters have held numerous demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifa family to relinquish power. (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT

Bahrain’s main opposition bloc Al-Wefaq says some 170 protesters, including 29 children, were arrested by regime forces in April.

Tension between the state security forces and al-Qaeda linked militants are at an all-time high in Yemen. (AFP/File)
06:28 GMT

A suicide bomber killed at least eight people in an attack on a police station Yemen, with some reports saying as many as thirteen died in the blast.

May 11, 2014

Since Morsi was ousted last summer, more than 1,400 have been killed in Egypt and more than 15,000 people have been arrested. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

An Egyptian court sentenced 36 students from the famous Al-Azhar university to four years in prison over their roles in violent protests in support of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, judicial sources reported Sunday.

Despite being his rival in the election, Sabbahi said he will help protect Sisi if he elected president. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT

Presidential hopeful candidate Hamdeen Sabahi has vowed to protect Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi if he is elected president in this year's elections.

Security forces have increased checkpoints in Yemen to combat al Qaeda attacks. (AFP/File)
09:29 GMT

Three militants thought to be members of AQAP were killed while trying to attack a security checkpoint near the presidential palace on Sunday.

Security forces in Yemen are increasing security after continued attacks from AQAP. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT

Security forces in Yemen prepare for reprisal attacks as violence continues in Yemen.

Protesters were demonstrating against the rampant violence across Libya since 2011. (AFP/File)
07:03 GMT

Four Libyans were killed in clashes between protesters and militants in Benghazi.

May 10, 2014

Mohammed El-Beltagy is also accused of inciting violence, in addition to the libel charge (File/AFP)
14:59 GMT

A senior member of the banned Muslim Brotherhood has been fined for libel while he stands trail for a number of other charges.

Human rights groups say around 1,400 people have been killed in violence since Morsi was ousted last year (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Clashes erupted across Egypt on Friday between supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and security forces.

May 9, 2014

Beshara Rai has been criticized in the Arab world for his upcoming visit to the holy land (File/AFP)
16:42 GMT

Sheikh Maher Hammoud, an ally of Hezbollah defended on Friday the head of Lebanon's Maronite Church Beshara Rai's visit to occupied Jerusalem with the Pope.

Christians in Lebanon were forced to leave their homes during the country's civil war in the eighties (File/AFP)
13:46 GMT

Lebanese Minister for the Displaced Alice Shabtini authorized Druze tenants to leave residences belonging to Christians as part of reconciliation efforts on Friday.

Al-Qaeda militants have a growing presence in Yemen (File/AFP)
07:44 GMT

Yemen's army killed an al-Qaeda commander thought to have been the mastermind behind various kidnappings of diplomats and foreigners in the country, a spokesperson said.

May 8, 2014

MERS cases have also been reported in Jordan, Egypt and the UAE (File/AFP)
16:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia reported four more people have died from the MERS virus bringing the number of infections up to 449 since 2012.