Regional News

March 20, 2014

Bouteflika's health has been deteriorating rapidly since his stroke in 2013 (File Archive)
11:48 GMT

The former president of Algeria issued Thursday what has been described as a "big hint" that he thinks that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika should not run for another term in office due to the leader's ailing health.

Qatar has recently come under fire for their support of the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT

Arab League Deputy Secretary General Ahmad Bin Hilli announced that the Arab summit will not discuss the recent spat between several GCC members and Qatar.

Mubarak is also on trial for killing protesters during the January 2011 uprising . (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT

A Cairo criminal court has adjourned to 27 March the trial in which former president Hosni Mubarak and his sons, Gamal and Alaa, are accused of embezzling LE125 million ($17.9 million) for the renovation of presidential palaces.

March 19, 2014

Egypt's Sinai peninsula has been a site of frequent militant attacks targeting security officials (File Archive/AFP)
10:25 GMT

Two Egyptian security officials were killed during a raid Wednesday in their attempt to uncover a jihadist hideout north of Cairo.

March 18, 2014

Only 30 MPs voted Tuesday to oust the current PM (File Archive)
17:00 GMT

Jordanian MPs decided to hold a no-confidence vote for Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour following last week's killing of a Palestinian holding Jordanian citizenship at the hands of Israeli border guards.

Egyptian police have been accused of using excessive force to disperse protestors. (AFP/File)
12:28 GMT

An Egyptian court sentenced four policemen for their involvement in the death of 37 detainees who died in a police vehicle.

NCHR called the crackdown on the pro-Morsi sit in at Rabaa al-Adaqwiya "outrageous and brutal". (AFP/File)
10:23 GMT

The National Council for Human Rights held a press conference on Monday to release its final report on the circumstances that surrounded the dispersal of a pro-Mohamed Morsi protest camp last summer. According to their statistics, 632 people died and 1,492 were injured.

AQAP, infamous for being the most lethal of all al Qaeda groups, is believed to be responsible for Tuesday's bombing. (AFP/File)
09:52 GMT

A car bomb in Aden killed one and wounded at least 13 others Tuesday. Officials suspect al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are the perpetrators.

The GCC has been in disarray since Saudi, Bahrain and the UAE recalled their diplomatic envoys from Qatar. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said his country's ongoing diplomatic spat with Qatar is likely to be solved unless Doha changes its policies, the Saudi-owned Al Hayat newspaper reported Tuesday.

If he runs in the elections, Sisi is widely expected to win the presidency by a landslide. (AFP/File)
07:46 GMT

Egypt's military chief Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi reshuffled top regional army posts on Monday, including the heads of Egypt's second army and Egypt's southern military zone.

Prime Minister Erdogan has ruled Turkey for 11 years. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish cleric, says the government's recent crackdown is worse than the backlash during the military coups.

March 17, 2014

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is a growing threat in Tunisia. (AFP/File)
18:08 GMT

Tunisian policemen killed three men believed to be affiliated with al Qaeda on Monday.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT

A car bomb that detonated in Benghazi has killed at least ten soldiers and wounded dozens more.

Abdullah Morsi and a friend were arrested on 1 March for allegedly possessing cannabis. (Image courtesy of Al Ahram)
11:12 GMT

Abdullah Morsi, son of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, to face trial for possession and use of cannabis.

According to an AP report, Egypt has detained 16,000 since Morsi was ousted in July. (AFP/File)
09:39 GMT

Egypt’s military-backed government has jailed nearly 16,000 people since July 2013, when President Mohamed Morsi was ousted, a report says.