Regional News

March 22, 2014

Twitter usage did not decrease in Turkey despite the ban on the popular social networking site. (AFP/File)
16:50 GMT

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's Prime Minister, banned Twitter on Thursday, but Turkish citizens quickly found a way to circumvent the ban.

Last month, the Yemeni government voted to split Yemen into separate federations. (AFP/File)
15:31 GMT

At least 12 are dead after a gun battle between Houthi fighters security forces in Amran, Yemen.

Egypt has been rocked by protests since the fall of Mohammad Morsi. (AFP/File)
09:51 GMT

Twenty three students were expelled for holding Al Qaeda's flag at a protest on campus.

Yemenis are demanding a trail for Saleh and government officials involved in the killing of protesters on the "Friday of Dignity." (AFP/File)
07:43 GMT

Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets Friday to call for the trial of former dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh.

March 21, 2014

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier this month threatened to ban social media sites such as YouTube and Facebook. (photo courtesy: business insider)
17:31 GMT

Turkish President Abdullah Gul's comments follow a firestorm of criticism over the Turkish government's ban on Twitter.

Iraq has faced an uptick in violence in recent months as al-Qaeda and other groups have shown themselves to be resilient and able to make gains across the country.(AFP/File)
10:47 GMT

Iraqi security forces were entering a house when an explosion erupted and killed at least 14 SWAT members.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier this month threatened to ban social media sites such as YouTube and Facebook. (AFP/File)
08:18 GMT

Twitter was blocked only hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “wipe out" the website.

The civil war in Syria has drawn Turkey increasingly into the conflict. (
05:00 GMT

The gunmen are believe to have entered the country through the Syrian border.

March 20, 2014

Bouteflika's health has been deteriorating rapidly since his stroke in 2013 (File Archive)
11:48 GMT

The former president of Algeria issued Thursday what has been described as a "big hint" that he thinks that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika should not run for another term in office due to the leader's ailing health.

Qatar has recently come under fire for their support of the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT

Arab League Deputy Secretary General Ahmad Bin Hilli announced that the Arab summit will not discuss the recent spat between several GCC members and Qatar.

Mubarak is also on trial for killing protesters during the January 2011 uprising . (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT

A Cairo criminal court has adjourned to 27 March the trial in which former president Hosni Mubarak and his sons, Gamal and Alaa, are accused of embezzling LE125 million ($17.9 million) for the renovation of presidential palaces.

March 19, 2014

Egypt's Sinai peninsula has been a site of frequent militant attacks targeting security officials (File Archive/AFP)
10:25 GMT

Two Egyptian security officials were killed during a raid Wednesday in their attempt to uncover a jihadist hideout north of Cairo.

March 18, 2014

Only 30 MPs voted Tuesday to oust the current PM (File Archive)
17:00 GMT

Jordanian MPs decided to hold a no-confidence vote for Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour following last week's killing of a Palestinian holding Jordanian citizenship at the hands of Israeli border guards.

Egyptian police have been accused of using excessive force to disperse protestors. (AFP/File)
12:28 GMT

An Egyptian court sentenced four policemen for their involvement in the death of 37 detainees who died in a police vehicle.

NCHR called the crackdown on the pro-Morsi sit in at Rabaa al-Adaqwiya "outrageous and brutal". (AFP/File)
10:23 GMT

The National Council for Human Rights held a press conference on Monday to release its final report on the circumstances that surrounded the dispersal of a pro-Mohamed Morsi protest camp last summer. According to their statistics, 632 people died and 1,492 were injured.