Regional News

April 1, 2014

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.

The Anti-Coup Alliance believes Morsi is the legitimate president of Egypt. (AFP/File)
07:46 GMT

The Anti-Coup Alliance recently announced that it will not partake in the upcoming presidential election.

The Turkish people lined up at the poles Sunday for local elections. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The CHP party will appeal the results of the recent local elections in Turkey.

March 31, 2014

Egyptian police stormed Azhar's campus Sunday, leaving two students dead. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT

Students at Azhar University set fire to a parking garage and multiple cars to show their frustration with a police crackdown on Sunday that left two dead.

Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been sentenced almost weekly to serve jail terms since the implementation of the nation's anti-protest law in November (File Archive)
14:19 GMT

Egyptian courts sentenced 33 more Muslim Brotherhood supporters to six-year jail terms for participating in "unauthorized prostests."

Interim president Hadi has been tasked with leading Yemen through a political transition in the post-Saleh period (File Archive/AFP)
09:00 GMT

Yemen's president publicly called on Iran Monday for Tehran to stop its involvement in Sanaa's internal domestic politics.

Men are more likely to vote for Sisi than women, according to the Baseera poll (Khaled Desouki/AFP)
07:15 GMT

In a recent opinion poll, only 39 percent of Egypt's populace said they would be voting for Sisi for the next president-elect.

March 30, 2014

Egyptians have held both pro and anti-Sisi rallies in the past year. (AFP/File)
17:42 GMT

The Presidential Elections Commission announced Sunday that presidential elections will be held on May 26 and 27.

Students at Azhar were protesting Sisi's decision to run for president in upcoming elections. (AFP/File)
17:17 GMT

Riot police stormed Azhar University Sunday to stop students who were protesting against Abdel Fattah al Sisi.

Security forces are frequently targeted by militants in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT

One solider was killed after militants attacked a bus in the Sinai Peninsula Sunday.

The Abyan province was under AQAP control until government backed forces reclaimed the area in 2012. (AFP/File)
10:29 GMT

Two members of the Popular Resistance Committees were killed in an overnight ambush.