Regional News

April 3, 2014

Ban Ki Moon stated his concerns during a meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy at a European Union-African summit in Brussels. (AFP/File)
11:19 GMT

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon recently expressed concern over an Egyptian court's decision to sentence over 500 Muslim Brotherhood members to death.

It is not yet clear how many militants were involved in the Aden attack Wednesday (Gamal Noman/AFP)
07:34 GMT

Al Qaeda-linked attacks in Yemen's southern city of Aden left at least 20 people dead according to new death toll information Wednesday night.

Egyptian Brigadier-General Tarek Al Mergawi was killed in Tuesday's bombings at Cairo University (Ahmed Gamil/AFP)
06:59 GMT

Egypt's Prime Minister called for an emergency meeting Tuesday following three bombings at Cairo University this week.

April 2, 2014

Prime Minister Erdogan recently banned both Twitter and YouTube, outraging the Turkish population. (AFP/File)
19:08 GMT

A Turkish court ruled Wednesday that the ban on Twitter is a violation of individual rights.

Many say the controversial U.S. drone program kills far too many Yemeni civilians. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

The National Organization for Drone Victims is a new organization in Yemen that aims to criminalize the use of U.S. drone strikes in Yemen.

The two explosions both were reported to have targeted Cairo University Wednesday morning (Courtesy of Wikimedia)
10:59 GMT

Two explosions at Cairo University were reported Wednesday morning. At least two people have died and five more have been injured, according to state television reports.

Yemenis gathered for a funeral last week in Sanaa in honor of soldiers who were killed by militants at an army checkpoint in Hadramawt province (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
10:53 GMT

At least six people were killed Wednesday in Yemen's southern city of Aden after suspected Al Qaeda-linked militants attacked an army headquarters.

Self-preclaimed Prime Minister of the rebel group Abb Rabbo Al Barassi says that he and related rebel leadership will meet with a government delegation in Ajdabiya in the next two days to finalize the plan to end the blockade (Courtesy of The Cairo Post)
07:58 GMT

Eastern rebels in Libya have agreed to end their blockade of the country's major oil exports within days.

Dozens of Bahrainis on record have been killed in Manama's crackdown on opposition protests since 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
07:20 GMT

Bahrain's main opposition is calling for massive demonstrations ahead of Manama's world class event, the Formula One Gran Prix, which is sure to put the Gulf country in the global spotlight for both the good--and the bad.

April 1, 2014

Yemenis carry the coffin of a soldier who was killed by Al Qaeda militants over the weekend in the country's Hadramawt province (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
20:00 GMT

Clashes in Yemen left at least four dead Tuesday.

The Dubai official's comment has already received backlash from regional Twitter followers (Courtesy of UAE Interact)
19:00 GMT

A top UAE official called Qatar its "eighth emirate," in a move that is likely to escalate already heightened Gulf tensions between Doha and its neighbors.

Sana'a has accused Tehran of supporting Yemen's Shiite rebels who reside in the north of the Gulf country (Gamal Noman/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Iran dismissed Yemen leadership's commentary earlier this week that Tehran needs to stop "interfering" in domestic Yemeni affairs.

Pro-Morsi supporters have been targeted in the courts and in the streets by Egypt's government authorities (File Archive)
17:00 GMT

Egyptian police reportedly clashed with university students Tuesday at Cairo's Ein Shams University as well as in three other cities.

Qatar has come under fire for treatment of migrant workers who travel to the country for construction jobs related to the FIFA World Cup. (AFP/File)
11:57 GMT

The International Labor Organization says Qatar must stop the mistreatment of migrant workers.

Students at Azhar University have held both pro and anti-government protests in the past year. (AFP/File)
11:13 GMT

Azhar University in Cairo has expelled 25 students for partaking in anti-government protests.