Regional News

April 12, 2014

Fighting between Egyptian security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters is the biggest obstacle for peace in the country (File/AFP)
11:07 GMT

At least two Muslim Brotherhood members have been killed by security forces in an exchange of gunfire on Friday.

Saleh al-Mutlaq was left unhurt after the attack in Baghdad (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Deputy PM Saleh al-Mutlaq escaped from an assassination attempt, alleges an Iraqi lawmaker accompanying him on a trip to Abu Graib.

April 11, 2014

Sixty six people have died from MERS in Saudi Arabia so far (File/AFP)
17:03 GMT

Five hospital workers have been placed in quarantine due to a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus outbreak in Al Ain, UAE.

April 10, 2014

The majority of the government approved clerics were trained at Al Azhar University. (AFP/File)
13:56 GMT

The Egyptian government is adopting measures to expand control over mosques.

Border checkpoints in Yemen are frequently targeted by Al Qaeda militants in the country (File Archive/AFP)
13:55 GMT

At least two Saudi soldiers were killed by unidentified gunmen on the Yemeni border.

The latest GCC summit did not include the Qatar rift issue on the agenda (File Archive)
08:31 GMT

Kuwait expects "positive steps" to be implemented to end the Gulf rift between Qatar and other GCC countries.

Egypt is planning to hold elections for the presidency at the end of May (Khaled Desouki/AFP)
07:38 GMT

Anti-Morsi actors in Egypt are accusing the Muslim Brotherhood of trying to "infiltrate" the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Troops from Saudi Arabia and the UAE have entered Bahrain in an effort to quell demonstrations. (AFP/File)
07:29 GMT

Bahrainis continue to hold anti-government protests across the country, despite a heavy government crackdown.

A 2013 United Nations study found that 99.3 percent of Egyptian women have been sexually harassed. (AFP/File)
07:07 GMT

A UN report shows that in 2013, 99.3 percent of Egyptian women experienced some form of sexual harassment.

April 9, 2014

Human rights groups around the world criticized the Egyptian ruling. (AFP/File)
18:04 GMT

The men were sentenced for wearing women's clothing and organizing sex parties.

Previous hearings for Morsi's cases have been delayed for protests, lack of evidence, and even weather (File Archive/AFP)
13:38 GMT

An Egyptian appeal court ruled Wednesday that the original judges hearing two cases on former president Mohammed Morsi are not allowed to be replaced in future hearings.

Egypt security forces have been deployed to Aswan in an effort to end the clashes (Ahmed El Moghrabi/AFP)
07:29 GMT

Inter-tribal clashes in Egypt's Aswan has now left 26 dead as of Tuesday and an additional 56 injured.

April 8, 2014

Yemen's military is increasingly being treated as a target by militant forces. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT

Four Yemeni soldiers have been killed in a militant attack on a special forces’ checkpoint in southeastern part of the country, a security official says.

Many Algerians have also taken to the streets in recent weeks to protest President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fourth term in the country's upcoming elections (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
07:20 GMT

Renewed clashes between Algeria's Arabs and Berbers in the country's south left at least 35 people wounded Monday.

April 7, 2014

Roughly 16,000 Egyptians have been jailed for protesting over the past few months. (AFP/File)
18:26 GMT

An Egyptian court has upheld prison sentences for three political activists and ruled Monday that each would be fined 50,000 Egyptian pounds.