Regional News

March 5, 2014

A Qatari national was jailed in the UAE for seven years over links to an Islamist group in what Doha has described as an unfair ruling (File Archive)
09:49 GMT

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recalled their diplomatic envoys to Qatar Wednesday.

Egypt stopped exporting natural gas to Jordan since summer 2013 due to frequent attacks on the pipeline (File Archive)
07:36 GMT

A gas pipeline near Egypt's Port Said was hit by a bomb and exploded Wednesday morning.

March 4, 2014

Pro-Morsi rallies rocked Egypt's Al Azhar for the past months since the former Islamist leader's oust in July 2013 (File Archive/AFP)
18:54 GMT

Egypt's prosecution released 24 pro-Morsi supporters Tuesday over issues related to the detainess' education and health issues.

Three policemen were killed while trying to dismantle a funeral procession for a 23-year-old Shiite man who died in prison under Bahraini authorities (Mohammed Al Shaikh/AFP)
18:14 GMT

Bahrain's state news agency reported Tuesday that three anti-government groups have been blacklisted as terrorist groups.

Is this Egypt's next president? (AFP)
14:13 GMT

Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah Al Sisi has given another large hint that he will stand for president in upcoming elections. “I cannot turn my back when the majority wants me to run for president,” Al Sisi said in a speech at an officers' graduation ceremony on Tuesday.

CodePink is known for protesting on behalf of Palestinians. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT

The founder of social justice organization CodePink was detained in Egypt and then deported.

Will he or won't he? The Egyptian media has gone into overdrive over whether or not Sisi will run to be the next president. (AFP/File)
11:40 GMT

Egyptian media is rife with speculation that army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is to announce his candidacy in the upcoming presidential elections on Tuesday.

A senior Hamas official says the new ban serves Israel. (AFP/File)
11:04 GMT

A senior Hamas official responds to the new ban in Egypt.

Reports of immigrant abuse are widespread in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
09:41 GMT

A new report from Human Rights Watch says that Saudi Arabia has deported thousands to war-torn Somalia. Many immigrants say Saudi Arabia is inhospitable to foreign workers.

A file photo from November, 2013 shows scores of illegal workers in Saudi queuing up after the government crackdown on expats. (AFP/File)
09:04 GMT

An illegal expat worker died and nine others were wounded when police intervened to quell “chaos” at Al-Shumaisi Deportation Center on the outskirts of Jeddah, police said on Monday.

Israel carried out an airstrike on the Gaza Strip late Monday. (AFP/File)
06:52 GMT

Two Palestinians were killed Monday after an Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip.The men were reportedly attempting to fire rockets across the border.

March 3, 2014

Post 2011, pro-democracy protests are common near Manama. (AFP/File)
19:08 GMT

Three policeman were killed in the village of Daih while dispersing a protest.

Libya's parliament was left in disarray following Sunday's clashes (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
14:02 GMT

In light of recent protests, Libya's interim parliament has abandoned its usual government building and has relocated to a five-star hotel.

Having previously been accused of brutality, the Egyptian security forces have been increasingly targeted in attacks following Morsi's ouster in July 2013. (AFP/File)
13:53 GMT

Four Egyptian cities witness acts of violence against police officers on Monday, with one killed and another hospitalized with severe injuries.

Human Rights Watch has called on the U.S. to review its drone practices. (AFP/File)
11:14 GMT

At least three people have been killed in a airstrike carried out by a U.S. assassination drone in Yemen’s eastern province of Mareb, local media reported Monday.