Regional News

March 18, 2014

AQAP, infamous for being the most lethal of all al Qaeda groups, is believed to be responsible for Tuesday's bombing. (AFP/File)
09:52 GMT

A car bomb in Aden killed one and wounded at least 13 others Tuesday. Officials suspect al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are the perpetrators.

The GCC has been in disarray since Saudi, Bahrain and the UAE recalled their diplomatic envoys from Qatar. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said his country's ongoing diplomatic spat with Qatar is likely to be solved unless Doha changes its policies, the Saudi-owned Al Hayat newspaper reported Tuesday.

If he runs in the elections, Sisi is widely expected to win the presidency by a landslide. (AFP/File)
07:46 GMT

Egypt's military chief Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi reshuffled top regional army posts on Monday, including the heads of Egypt's second army and Egypt's southern military zone.

Prime Minister Erdogan has ruled Turkey for 11 years. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish cleric, says the government's recent crackdown is worse than the backlash during the military coups.

March 17, 2014

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is a growing threat in Tunisia. (AFP/File)
18:08 GMT

Tunisian policemen killed three men believed to be affiliated with al Qaeda on Monday.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT

A car bomb that detonated in Benghazi has killed at least ten soldiers and wounded dozens more.

Abdullah Morsi and a friend were arrested on 1 March for allegedly possessing cannabis. (Image courtesy of Al Ahram)
11:12 GMT

Abdullah Morsi, son of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, to face trial for possession and use of cannabis.

According to an AP report, Egypt has detained 16,000 since Morsi was ousted in July. (AFP/File)
09:39 GMT

Egypt’s military-backed government has jailed nearly 16,000 people since July 2013, when President Mohamed Morsi was ousted, a report says.

Navy SEALs demonstrate a special patrol insertion/extraction from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during a capabilities demonstration as part of the 2009 Veterans Day Ceremony and Muster XXIV at the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida, on November 7, 2009. (AFP)
09:04 GMT

U.S. Navy Seals have boarded and taken full control of a rogue North Korean tanker that had loaded crude oil at a port held by rebels in eastern Libya, the Pentagon said Monday.

Ali told reporters that Egypt's state institutions and the media are "geared toward Al Sisi" rather than an open, fair election process (File Archive/AFP)
07:20 GMT

Egypt's former leftist presidential candidate Khaled Ali told the media this week that he will not run in the upcoming presidential elections, citing them as a "farce" and "stacked in favor of military chief Abdel Fattah Al Sisi."

March 16, 2014

Security forces in Egypt have been the target of recent attacks. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

The Egyptian government promised increased security as well as military courts to handle those who have attacked security forces in recent months.

Libya's eastern rebels control some of the country's key ports and oil refinery areas (Abdullah Doma/AFP)
07:48 GMT

Libya rebels said Saturday that they are ready to negotiate with Tripoli over ending six-month blockade if Tripoli agrees to end its discussion over plans for a military offensive.

March 15, 2014

Algerian citizens normally are not allowed to peacefully protest. (AFP/File)
13:31 GMT

Approximately 100 Algerians gathered to protest President Bouteflika in a rare demonstration. Protests are usually violently dispersed by security forces.

Yemen is soon to be divided into a six state federation. (AFP/File)
12:38 GMT

Houthi rebels gathered in the town of Omran to protest the central government Friday.

Violence against Egyptian security forces has increased since the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi. (AFP/File)
08:24 GMT

Gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in Cairo Saturday, killing at least five policemen.