Regional News

March 11, 2014

Hamas political bureau deputy head Moussa Abu Marzouk wrote on Facebook this week that Palestinians "cannot do without" Egypt's security (Courtesy of Haaretz)
13:07 GMT

Hamas leadership told media this week that it will "not foster animosity" with Egypt regardless of the fact that Cairo has officially banned the Palestinian group's activities.

Sami Anan, a potential candidate in the Egyptian elections, survived an assassination attempt. (Image courtesy of Asharq Al-Awsat)
09:03 GMT

Sami Anan, Egypt's former army chief of staff and potential presidential contender, said he survived an assassination attempt.

Israel and Jordan signed a peace accord in 1994 and enjoy a productive relationship. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Israeli officials are open to a potential joint missile defense with Jordan and Egypt.

March 10, 2014

The Fatah party controls the West Bank. (AFP/File)
17:12 GMT

A Fatah official was shot and killed in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon.

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan seeks to regain control of oil ports seized by Libyan rebels. (AFP/File)
16:22 GMT

The Libyan government has decided to take military action to liberate oil ports that are currently controlled by militia groups.

The Saudi religious police are a powerful force in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
15:25 GMT

The Saudi religious police leveled an ancient graveyard in al Baha, a decision that angered many residents.

The Libyan government has faced some difficulties with oil exports since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
14:19 GMT

Ali Zeidan has threatened to bomb a Korean oil tanker attempting to export oil from a rebel-controlled port.

Sisi siaid that his nomination for presidency is "connected to the people's will". (AFP/File)
11:14 GMT

Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has given yet another indication to his intention to run the upcoming presidential elections, reiterating that his nomination would be based on popular will.

Zeidan previously said that he was considering leaving Libyan politics. (AFP/File)
08:26 GMT

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has said that considering the current turbulent state of Libyan politics, he will not resigning from politics.

Many Algerians have taken to the streets in recent weeks to protests President Bouteflika's bid for a fourth term in office (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
06:57 GMT

International observers will be sent to Algeria to monitor the upcoming presidential elections set to be held in April, according to reports this week.

March 9, 2014

Saudi and Emirati journalists and broadcasters have been ordered by their respective ministries to quit their posts in Doha this week (Courtesy of Photographers Direct)
12:55 GMT

Prominent Saudi and Emirati journalists and broadcasters have been ordered by their respective ministries to quite their posts in Doha as tensions escalate between Qatar and its GCC counterparts.

Interior Minister Abdo Tareb announces new security measures Sunday to crack down on violence throughout Yemen (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
11:27 GMT

Yemen's interim president has ordered a panel to create a constitution that would divide Yemen into a six-region federation while attacks in the country's northwest continued, leaving at least thirty dead thus far.

Egypt first labelled the group as a terrorist organization in December 2013. (AFP/File)
10:09 GMT

The United Arab Emirates on Sunday announced that it supports Saudi Arabia's decision to label the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.

Hamdeen Sabbahi said Saturday's new electoral law interfered with the transparency of the upcoming elections. (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT

Egyptian left-wing presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabbahi slammed the new electoral law, put into place on Saturday, saying that it "renders immune the decisions of the Presidential Elections Commission".

March 8, 2014

Egypt is set to hold presidential elections this spring. (AFP/File)
14:59 GMT

Adly Mansour, Egypt's interim president, issued a law on Saturday regulating the presidential elections.