Regional News

January 26, 2014

Around 90 percent of the private sector labor force in Saudi Arabia was foreign before expat deportation took place. [AFP]
05:41 GMT

After the mass exodus deportation in Saudi, the Ministry of Labor has been forced to create stronger efforts to prevent fake employment by expatriates.

Libyan Justice Minister Salah al-Mirghani speaks during a press conference following the kidnapping of five Egyptian diplomats on January 25, 2014 in Tripoli Libya. [AFP]
01:12 GMT

Egypt has evacuated its staff from its embassy in the Libyan capital and the consulate in Benghazi city after kidnappers seized Egypt’s cultural attaché and three other embassy diplomats, an official told Al Arabiya News Channel Saturday.

January 25, 2014

A spate of deadly bombings put Egyptian police on edge as supporters and opponents of the military-installed government take part in rival rallies for the anniversary of the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. [AFP]
21:45 GMT

At least 29 people were killed in Egypt in street violence Saturday, as Islamists and military supporters staged rival rallies on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, the health ministry said.

 Kerry hit back at criticism that the United States was retreating from the Middle East and the rest of the world. [AFP]
09:39 GMT

In a full-throated defense of America’s forward-leaning stance abroad, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hit back in Davos on Friday at critics who have claimed that the United States is disengaging from world affairs, according to a press statement by the World Economic Forum.

A suicide bomber struck Cairo police headquarters on Friday, the first of three bombings in the Egyptian capital that killed five people ahead of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising. [AFP]
07:46 GMT

Two bomb blasts were reported in Cairo on Saturday as Egyptians marked the third anniversary of their Jan. 25, 2011 uprising.

January 24, 2014

gyptian emergency personnel and civilians gather at the site of a car bomb explosion outside the Cairo police headquarters in the Egyptian capital on January 24, 2014. [AFP]
09:49 GMT

At least five people have been killed in three explosions in Egypt’s capital Cairo, causing chaos ahead of the third anniversary of the Jan. 25 uprising.

Egypt marks the third anniversary on January 25, 2014 of the uprising that drove dictator Hosni Mubarak from power, but a heavy-handed crackdown following the army's ouster of his successor, Mohamed Morsi, is raising fears that the repression of the old regime is returning. [AFP]
09:37 GMT

In Davos, Egypt’s interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi faces an enormous challenge heading his country’s official delegation at the Annual Meetings of the World Economic Forum.

January 23, 2014

It is not clear yet whether or not Sisi will run to be president of Egypt. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

Egypt's interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi has publicly announced his support for army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi to run for president of Egypt.

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.