Regional News

March 18, 2014

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.

March 14, 2014

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is made up of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman. Saudi Arabia has long opposed the Muslim Brotherhood for fear that the group could challenge the monarchy. Qatar's continued support for the Muslim Brotherhood in the region continues to inflame tensions within the GCC (photo courtesy: photo-dictionary.com).
16:34 GMT

At a recent Gulf Cooperation Council meeting, Saudi Arabia demanded Qatar to shut down several organizations, including Al-Jazeera

March 13, 2014

Militant groups in the Sinai have increasingly staged attacks against the Egyptian military since the removal of former President Mohamed Morsi (photo courtesy: presstv.ir).
19:21 GMT

One officer died and three others were injured in a surprise attack on an Egyptian army bus

Erdogan's statement threatens to further embroil the prime minister into a conflict with a growing number of demonstrators as the country nears local elections scheduled for March 30th. (photo courtesy: almonitor.com)
19:01 GMT

Turkish PM comes out against protestors after tens of thousands march to mourn the death of a 15 year old boy