Regional News

January 23, 2014

At least 21 people have been killed in a bus accident in Turkey Thursday due to icy road conditions (Courtesy of Neoskosmos)
10:39 GMT

At least 21 people have been killed thus far in a bus accident in Turkey's central Kayseri province Thursday.

The UAE has become notorious for its poor foreign worker treatment (Courtesy of Al Monitor)
09:48 GMT

The United Arab Emirates blocked Human Rights Watch from holding a news conference on rights violations in the region Thursday.

Attacks on Egyptian security personnel have become increasingly more common since the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi in July. (AFP/File)
06:52 GMT

Five Egyptian policemen were killed on Thursday morning as masked gunmen launched an attack whilst on their motorcycles on a security checkpoint south of Cairo.

January 22, 2014

Thousands are expected to flood Egypt's streets on Saturday, in what may turn into a day of bloodshed and violence in the politically-torn country. (AFP/File)
16:21 GMT

Egyptian police have been tightening their security around police stations and government buildings in anticipation of planned protests on Saturday, the third anniversary of the Jan. 25 revolution.


Egypt's Interim interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim has also called--perhaps ironically--for counter demonstrations on Friday, describing the Alliance's protest call as a "plot to spark chaos (Courtesy of Press TV)
13:50 GMT

Egypt's Islamist Anti-Coup Alliance is calling for 18 days of protests throughout the country starting Friday.

A young Bahraini girl holds a national flag during an anti-government rally in the village of Diraz, west of Manama, on January 17, 2014. [AFP]
09:39 GMT

After much back and forth about progress, Bahrain's Crown Prince has moved in the direction of reconciliation again by organizing a meet up with opposition.

January 21, 2014

Libyan militant groups clashed in Tripoli's western suburbs leaving at least five dead and 20 injured (AFP)
19:30 GMT

Clashes in Libya's capital left at least five people dead and 20 wounded Tuesday.

Police authorities have often used tear gas to disperse pro-Morsi protests (File Archive/AFP)
19:17 GMT

Renewed clashes erupted in Egypt's Sharqiya governorate Tuesday between pro-Morsi supporters and police authorities.

Yemen's interim President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi will stay in his post for an additional year (Courtesy of The Guardian)
18:17 GMT

Yemen's political parties approved a new federal system Tuesday and have collectively decided to extend the president's term by one year.

An Eilat policeman picks up a piece of one of the rockets (Courtesy of Haaretz/Eilat Police)
16:35 GMT

Egypt's Al Qaeda influenced militant group Ansar Bayt Al Maqdis claimed responsibility for Monday's rocket attack on Israel's Eilat port.

Morsi's most recent trail in January was postponed due to bad weather (File Archive/AFP)
13:50 GMT

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will begin his espionage trial on Feb. 16.

Guards on watch after an unknown assailant killed an Iranian diplomat in a drive-by shooting outside the ambassador's residence in the Yemeni capital. [AFP]
09:04 GMT

Despite efforts of reconciliation between Sunni Salafists and Houthi groups in the region, a leader of the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group was assassinated Tuesday.

Saturday marks the third anniversary of Egypt's "Day of Rage". (AFP/File)
08:32 GMT

Egypt's interior minister call on Egyptians to congregate in public squares across the country on Saturday to celebrate the third anniversary of the January 25 revolution.

January 20, 2014

Interim President of Egypt, Adly Mansour, makes statements to the press. [AFP]
17:32 GMT

Egypt is still unclear about its future following last week's ratification of a newly-amended constitution.

Ghardaia, The oasis town 600 kilometers south of Algiers has witnessed numerous sectarian clashes within recent years (Courtesy of Magharebia)
13:44 GMT

Growing sectarian unrest in Algeria's southern town of Ghardia is turning violent, leaving one person dead and several injured Monday.