Regional News

January 29, 2014

Libya's governmental forces have struggled against Gaddafi supporters since the strongman's death in 2011. (AFP/File)
18:27 GMT

Libyan Army troops and revolutionaries reclaimed the Tamenhit airbase held by supporters of deposed Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, a military official said Wednesday.

An Egyptian soldier stands guard in the Sinai peninsula. Islamist-led attacks in the restive region have been on the rise since Morsi's ouster in July. (AFP/File)
16:26 GMT

The Egyptian army said Wednesday that it has killed two militants and destroyed two homes belonging to "dangerous Islamists" in the restive Sinai peninsula.

Award-winning correspondent Peter Greste is one of 20 Al Jazeera journalists that are being tried in Egyptian courts for terrorist links and "harming national unity" (Courtesy of The Telegraph)
14:54 GMT

Egyptian prosecutors are trying 20 Al Jazeera journalists for "belonging to a terrorist organisation, harming national unity and social peace, and using terrorism as a means to their goals."

Gaddafi reportedly called Sarkozy "mentally deficient" in his 2011 interview. (AFP/File)
13:38 GMT

In a 2011 interview with a French channel, Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi reportedly said that he bankrolled Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency.

Libya has been overrun with rebels - who are equipped with Gaddafi's arms - since the revolution in 2011. (AFP/File)
12:52 GMT

Libya's interior minister Seddik Abdelkarim escaped unscathed from an assassination attempt when gunmen shot his car as he was on his way to parliament on Wednesday.

Bahrain has accused the Olamaa Islamic Council for using its confessional cover to participate in politics that are not favorable to the current Sunni regime (File Archive/AFP)
11:14 GMT

Bahrain shut down a Shiite Muslim clerics' council Wednesday accusing it of politicization and illegal operations.

Rabat recalled its ambassador to Algiers late last year in response to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's criticism of Morocco's human rights record (Courtesy of Morocco World News)
10:36 GMT

Morocco's foreign ministry summoned Algeria's ambassador Tuesday regarding allegations from Algiers that Rabat has been expelling Syrian refugees.

The U.N. sanctions may target associates to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh (File Archive)
09:18 GMT

Certain groups in Yemen may be the target of new U.N. sanctions, particularly associated of the former regime.

President Obama's comments on the U.S. policy in the Middle East came during his annual State of the Union speech in front of the U.S. Congress (Brendan Smialowski/AFP)
08:45 GMT

During the annual State of the Union address to congress, U.S. President Barack Obama reaffirmed his support to the Syrian opposition, emphasized the continued fight against terrorism, willingness to continue negotiations with Iran, and his last bid to close Guantanamo Bay this year.

Tunisia's parliament adopted its new constitution Sunday after two years of divided debates over the wording of the document (Fethi Belaid/AFP)
08:26 GMT

Tunisia's parliament approved the interim cabinet of independents Wednesday, representing another progressive step towards its tentative parliamentary and presidential elections before the end of 2014.

Former president Mohamed Morsi may face the death penalty if convicted (File Archive)
08:09 GMT

The trial of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has been postponed to Feb. 22.

January 28, 2014

"I am the legitimate president," Morsi shouted during his trial in Cairo on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
12:06 GMT

Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi shouted at the judge that his trial for jailbreak charges was "not legal" and that he is the legitimate president of Egypt as the first session got underway in Cairo on Tuesday.

Police General Mohamed Said, head of the technical office of the interior minister, has been killed by gunmen. (AFP/File)
09:24 GMT

Police General Mohamed Said, head of the technical office of the interior minister, has been killed by gunmen, Egyptian news sources reported Tuesday.

Morsi is in court on charges of jailbreak during the 2011 revolution. (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has arrived in Cairo for a trial over charges on a prison break during the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak.

Army chief and Defense Minister Sisi is a popular choice for president with many Egyptians. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT

The impending Egyptian cabinet reshuffle will be announced when Defense Minister Abdel Fattah Al Sisi makes his decision over running in the presidential elections.