Regional News

January 7, 2014

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has called for a Syrian future without Assad. (AFP/File)
08:44 GMT

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the upcoming U.N. hosted peace conference in Geneva must work to eliminate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from Syria's future, because he is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians.

Iranian foreign spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said last week that Tehran was worried over the escalating violence in Egypt, the Arab world's most populous country, since the ousting of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT

Egypt has summoned the Iranian charge d'affaires in Cairo over recent comments Tehran made on the escalating violence in Egypt, where it voiced concern over the crackdown on pro-Mohamed Morsi protesters.

January 6, 2014

Tunisia’s constitutional assembly prepares to select a new committee to oversee elections after its work weekend was disrupted. [AFP]
15:50 GMT

Tunisia’s constitutional assembly prepares to select a new committee to oversee elections after its work weekend was disrupted by death threats against one of its members.

January 5, 2014

Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed with police personnel in Cairo earlier this week (Khaled Kamel/AFP)
11:59 GMT

Assailants attacked a police outpost north of Cairo Sunday. No injuries or deaths have yet been reported.

Fighting between Huthi rebels and tribesmen has also been fierce in Ahrab located 30 kilometers north of Sanaa (AFP/Getty Images)
10:56 GMT

Fighting between Shiite rebels, Sunni tribesmen, and Salafists in Yemen's northern region has left at least 23 dead over the past two days.

A woman holds her ears while fleeing one of the many car bomb atacks that have targeted Middle East countries over the past year (AFP)
09:47 GMT

The series of car bombs throughout the Middle East in recent weeks are just not independent, random acts. Rather, the increase in violent chaos throughout the region may imply a weakening or shift away from meaningful diplomacy to resolve conflicts nationally, regionally, and internationally.

315 passengers were aboard the plane that landed in Medina Sunday (File Archive)
09:25 GMT

A Saudi Arabian Airlines jet was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday leaving 29 injured.

Tunisian MPs are supposed to complete the new draft constitution by Jan. 14 (Fethi Belaid/AFP)
07:34 GMT

Tunisia's parliament sucessfully adopted Article 1 of its new constitution this weekend that stipulated that the Quran will not be the "main" source of law in the country.

January 4, 2014

An Egyptian policeman tries to extinguish a police vehicle set on fire by Muslim Brotherhood supporters on a ring road in the capital, Cairo, on January 3, 2014. [Getty Images]
14:49 GMT

Egypt summoned the Qatari ambassador in Cairo on Saturday following concerns expressed by the Gulf state over the crackdown on Islamist demonstrators.

January 3, 2014

Supporters of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi run for cover from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes in the northeastern part of Cairo's Nasr City district on January 3, 2014. [Getty Images]
15:52 GMT

At least two protesters were killed as Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed with Egyptian security forces in Cairo and several other cities on Friday, Al Arabiya correspondent reported, quoting a security source.

January 2, 2014

Tunisian riot police run towards a scene to control the situation. [AFP]
16:24 GMT

Police arrested four suspected terrorists, members of a banned organization, during a raid in Sidi Bouzid.

Local militias have set up their own checkpoints throughout the country as a way to maintain power over territory since the oust of Gaddafi in 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
13:40 GMT

Libya is planning to resume oil production at its El Sharara oil field this week.

Protestors have been calling for the oust of the Islamist Ennahda leadership to pave the way for an independent government (Fethi Belaid/AFP)
12:55 GMT

Political deadlock has brought protest and turmoil to Tunisia over the past six months, and it is showing no sign of abating ahead of the Jan. 14 constitution draft deadline.

Mohammed Morsi's previous trials have erupted in protests, forcing some judges to adjourn his trial late last year (File Archive/AFP)
11:32 GMT

The third trial of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has been set for Jan. 28 in Cairo.

Al Azhar has been one of the key sites of pro-Morsi protests since the former Islamist president's oust in July (Courtesy of Voice of America)
10:39 GMT

With all the protests and violent crackdowns reported around Egypt's Al Azhar University, we take a look at what's really going on among the walls of the the world's oldest Islamic learning institution.