Regional News

April 20, 2014

Qaradawi is one of the most influential Muslim scholars living today. (AFP/File)
13:26 GMT

Egyptian-born cleric Youssef al Qaradawi has released a statement aimed at easing tensions with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Many Algerians in Kabylie took to the streets last Thursday in protest of Bouteflika's bid for a fourth term as president (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
13:05 GMT

At least eleven soldiers were killed in the south of Algeria at the hands of Islamist militants Sunday.

The government air strikes targeted Al Qaeda-affiliated training camps in the south of Yemen (AFP/HO/Al-Malahem Media)
11:21 GMT

At least 13 people were killed in two government air strikes in Yemen this weekend.

The GCC members met in Riyadh last week. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

The members of the Gulf Cooperation Council have agreed on ways to implement a security agreement signed last year.

The recent bomb attack in Cairo was recently claimed by jihadist group Ajnad Misr (Mohamed Al Shahed/AFP)
07:28 GMT

At least two policemen were killed by armed attackers on the road between Cairo and Suez Saturday shortly after a small jihadist group claimed attack for the Cairo bombs that struck Egypt's capital last week.

April 19, 2014

Turkey has garnered international criticism in recent months over crackdowns on social media sites like Twitter and YouTube. (AFP/File)
12:56 GMT

The introduced bill threatens to impose more controls on the average Turkish citizen's privacy.

The World Health Organization has urged travelers to remain vigilant although no travel restrictions have been announced in the Kingdom (File/AFP)
11:47 GMT

A foreigner has died of the deadly MERS virus in Riyadh, bringing the nationwide death toll to 73.

The U.S. claims to use drone attacks against militants, but civilians usually fall victim (File/AFP)
11:08 GMT

An American drone attack in Yemen has killed an estimated 20 people.

Many Algerians believe that the election was already rigged in favor of the country’s incumbent 77-year old leader, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. (photo courtesy: theguardian.com)
05:21 GMT

Bouteflika won his fourth term with over 80% of the vote.

April 18, 2014

1,400 people have been killed in political clashes since July 2013 according to Amnesty International (File/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Interim President Adly Mahmoud Mansour rejected calls to pardon three anti-regime activists, saying he did not want to interfere in judiciary affairs.

Opposition groups say the bill will turn Turkey into a surveillance state (File/AFP)
15:00 GMT

Turkey's parliament approved a new bill that grant's the country's intelligence agency greater immunity.

Getting worse: Human rights groups grow concerned at the clampdown on activists in the Kingdom (Photo: Facebook)
13:30 GMT

A Riyadh court accused activist Fadhel al-Manasef of writing "anti-regime" blog posts and sentenced him to 15 years in prison.

Daoud Farhat (left) and Youssef Ayad (centre), are said to have arrived in Thailand several days before the Jewish holiday of Passover, while the third suspect Bilal Bahsoun, may have not entered Thailand (Image courtesy of Stop910)
11:41 GMT

Two Hezbollah suspects planned an attack against Israeli tourists on April 13, according to the Bangkok Post on Friday.

Amid tensions in Tripoli, Lebanese authorities have been clamping down on any suspected terrorist activity across the country (File/AFP)
10:52 GMT

The six Palestinians stand accused of the intent to carry out terrorist attacks in Lebanon.

April 17, 2014

The suspect allegedly has links to the Al Qaeda affiliated Abdullah Azzam Brigades (File/AFP)
18:35 GMT

Several arrest warrants were issued against Bilal Kayed Kayed before he was apprehended on Thursday.