Regional News

March 31, 2014

Men are more likely to vote for Sisi than women, according to the Baseera poll (Khaled Desouki/AFP)
07:15 GMT

In a recent opinion poll, only 39 percent of Egypt's populace said they would be voting for Sisi for the next president-elect.

March 30, 2014

Egyptians have held both pro and anti-Sisi rallies in the past year. (AFP/File)
17:42 GMT

The Presidential Elections Commission announced Sunday that presidential elections will be held on May 26 and 27.

Students at Azhar were protesting Sisi's decision to run for president in upcoming elections. (AFP/File)
17:17 GMT

Riot police stormed Azhar University Sunday to stop students who were protesting against Abdel Fattah al Sisi.

Security forces are frequently targeted by militants in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT

One solider was killed after militants attacked a bus in the Sinai Peninsula Sunday.

The Abyan province was under AQAP control until government backed forces reclaimed the area in 2012. (AFP/File)
10:29 GMT

Two members of the Popular Resistance Committees were killed in an overnight ambush.

Abdel Fattah al Sisi is the favorite in the upcoming presidential election. (AFP/File)
09:43 GMT

Abdel Fattah al Sisi has allegedly formed a new rapid intervention force that is capable of reaching all parts of Egypt.

Former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali ruled Tunisia for 24 years. (AFP/File)
09:09 GMT

The World Bank released a new report that says Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia's former dictator, embezzled billions of dollars during his rule.

Prime Minister Erdogan has been rallying support throughout Turkey in preparation for upcoming presidential elections. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT

Local elections began in Turkey today. The results will have implications for the presidential elections in August.

Egypt's former military chief Abdel Fattah Al Sisi also made his long-awaited announcement this week that he will be running for president in the upcoming elections (Khaled Desouki/AFP)
07:07 GMT

Fires at an unofficial fuel depository that is used for smuggling energy supplies out of Egypt left at least 10 people dead and dozens injured this weekend.

March 29, 2014

The Gaddafi family fell from power in 2011 after a popular uprising. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

Saadi Gaddafi, who is awaiting trial in Libya, recently asked the Libyan people for forgiveness in a recorded interview filmed in prison.

Abdul Fattah al Sisi is expected to win upcoming presidential elections. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Egypt's state television has come under fire for airing a documentary on Sisi's only rival in the upcoming presidential elections.

Egyptian police have been criticized for their heavy use of force against protestors. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT

Four people have been killed at a protest in Cairo after clashes broke out between demonstrators and security forces.

Erdogan's reelection campaign has been marred by allegations of corruption. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan withdrew from election rallies on Friday because reportedly needs to rest his voice.

King Abdullah and President Obama discussed Egypt, Syria, Iran, and the Mideast peace process. (AFP/File)
12:24 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah met on Friday to discuss various Mideast policies.

March 27, 2014

Israeli-Palestinian negotiations are scheduled to end on April 29th. No extension to the talks has been agreed upon yet. (photo courtesy: theguardian.com)
19:01 GMT

As Israeli-Palestinian peace talks draw to a close, Palestinian leaders are voicing calls for Israel to free Barghouti.