Regional News

January 29, 2014

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.

Illegal residents wait in long lines for services to help them correct their residency statuses. [coastaldig]
06:42 GMT

After another launch of illegal crackdowns, 1,350 expats were arrested in Riyadh.

Guards stand watch as activist Nazly Hussein speaks at military courts in Cairo, Egypt. [soundmigration]
06:15 GMT

Hussein, 'the revolutionaries' lawyer', and over 30 others arrested during Saturday's demonstrations in Maadi and downtown have been accused of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood

January 27, 2014

Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Anders Fogh Rasmussen delivers a speech during the release of NATO's annual report at the NATO headquarters in Brussels. [AFP]
20:12 GMT

As Afghan forces take the lead in security operations, NATO lessens its security presence overall.

Deputy Prime Minister Ziad Bahaa el-Din. [cairopost]
17:39 GMT

Deputy Prime Minister in Egypt resigns to be more effective in a non-political role.