Regional News

December 24, 2013

Angry Egyptians set fire to a microbus, said to be belong to a company owned by a businessman who supports the Muslim Brotherhood, after passengers allegedly held up four fingers, the symbol known as "Rabaa", during the funeral of those killed in a car bomb attack earlier in the day, in the Egyptian city of Mansoura, North of Cairo, on December 24, 2013. [AFP]
19:25 GMT

The Prime Minister of Egypt has declared the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group after the most recent attack which killed at least 14 people.

An Egyptian man stands amidst debris car at the site of a powerful car bomb explosion in the Egyptian city of Mansoura, North of Cairo, on December 24, 2013.  (AFP)
12:31 GMT

According to Interior Ministry officials, a truck containing explosives was behind the attack on a security site in the Nile Delta that killed some 13 people on Tuesday morning.

A picture taken in the early hours of December 24, 2013 shows destruction in the Egyptian city of Mansura, North of Cairo, following a powerful explosion. Some 12 people were killed. (AFP)
09:55 GMT

A series of deadly bombings - in what appears to be the worst terrorist attack on a government site since the ousting of Morsi in July - killed 12 people early on Tuesday morning in Mansoura.

Afghan security forces arrested three would-be suicide bombers during a military operation. [nowpublic]
04:12 GMT

Sixty-five bombs were been found and defused in the Kandahar province on Monday.

December 23, 2013

Tunisian "Nidaa Tounes" party general secretary Taieb Baccouche arrives for a meeting as part of the dialogue between ruling Islamists and the opposition aimed at ending a two-month political crisis. [AFP]
17:51 GMT

After months of disagreement, Islamist rulers and opposition partied reached an agreement to finalize handover of government to a caretaker entity.

Police stationed in Sinai have increasingly come under attack by militants since the oust of Morsi in July (File Archive/AFP)
12:45 GMT

A militant Islamist group in Egypt's Sinai issued a warning to the country's military and policy Monday telling troops to "desert their ranks or face death at the hands of its fighters.

Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al Sabah told reporters last week that a "major cabinet reshuffle is imminent" (Courtesy of Naharnet)
12:32 GMT

All Kuwaiti ministers submitted letters of resignation from their post to the Prime Minister Monday.

Sana'a international airport is one of three airports that will be shut down until the strike ends (Courtesy of the Yemen Press)
09:56 GMT

Yemen's international airports will remain shutdown until civil aviation authority workers end their strike in protest with a dispute with the country's Finance Ministry.

Saudi Arabia's intervention in Bahrain to suppress the Shiite majority opposition uprising in 2011 sparked other protests in KSA's Eastern Province in response (File Archive)
08:54 GMT

A Saudi Arabian Shiite citizen of the overwhelmingly Sunni kingdom was sentenced for 30 years for acts of violence and protest over Riyadh's decision to aid Bahrain in suppressing its opposition risings in 2011.

Ahmed Maher was one of the youth activists that was sentenced to three years in prison Sunday (File Archive/AFP)
06:50 GMT

Egypt's April 6 Youth Movement, often credited as one of the main "founders" of the Jan. 25 revolution, announced Sunday that it has dropped support for the country's

December 22, 2013

People shout anti-government slogans as they carry a casket made of empty shoe boxes during a protest against corruption in Ankara, on December 21, 2013. [AFP]
17:57 GMT

After probes into Prime Minister Erdogen's government over corruption and bribery, an Interior Minister's resignation is on the table.

Gunmen fire during clashes between supporters and opponents of the Syrian government in northern Lebanon. [presstv]
15:54 GMT

An off duty Army soldier was among the five killed in Northern Lebanon after a neighboring family feud escalated amidst Syrian violence.

Mohamed Adel is seen with Ahmed Maher , founder and former leader of the "April 6" movement, when Maher turned himself in at Abddein court in Cairo, November 30, 2013.
12:45 GMT

April 6 Youth movement founder Ahmed Maher, member Mohamed Adel and prominent activist Ahmed Douma are handed a three-year prison sentence and a LE50,000 fine each

Jordan's King Abdullah and its monarchy may be in jeopardy due to the "alienation" of its traditional power base (Courtesy of Jordan Times)
10:09 GMT

Jordan may have weathered the Arab Spring, but the linkages between a growing economic crisis are undermining the Kingdom's political stability.

The Al Qaeda attack on Yemen's Defense Ministry left 52 people dead (Courtesy of Al-Jazeera/European Pressphoto Agency)
09:14 GMT

The military leader of Al Qaeda in Yemen announced Sunday that one of its fighters was responsible for the attack that occurred earlier this month on the hospital near the country's defense ministry.