January 29, 2014
Libyan Army troops and revolutionaries reclaimed the Tamenhit airbase held by supporters of deposed Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, a military official said Wednesday.
The Egyptian army said Wednesday that it has killed two militants and destroyed two homes belonging to "dangerous Islamists" in the restive Sinai peninsula.
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."
In a 2011 interview with a French channel, Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi reportedly said that he bankrolled Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency.
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 shut down a Shiite Muslim clerics' council Wednesday accusing it of politicization and illegal operations.
Morocco's foreign ministry summoned Algeria's ambassador Tuesday regarding allegations from Algiers that Rabat has been expelling Syrian refugees.
Certain groups in Yemen may be the target of new U.N. sanctions, particularly associated of the former regime.
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 approved the interim cabinet of independents Wednesday, representing another progressive step towards its tentative parliamentary and presidential elections before the end of 2014.
The trial of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has been postponed to Feb. 22.
January 28, 2014
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, Egyptian news sources reported Tuesday.
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.
The impending Egyptian cabinet reshuffle will be announced when Defense Minister Abdel Fattah Al Sisi makes his decision over running in the presidential elections.