Regional News

December 31, 2013

A Yemen security official guards the court office of a tense trial of Al Qaeda fighters earlier this month (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
08:03 GMT

At least three soldiers were killed in Yemen Tuesday from a suicide car bomb targeting security headquarters in the country's southern city of Aden.

Bahrain's government often accuses its majority opposition movement for bomb attacks throughout the country (File Archive/AFP)
06:46 GMT

Bahrain foiled a plot Monday to smuggle explosives and weapons into the country by boat

December 30, 2013

Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood has been linked to attacks on and detention of journalists. [wikipedia]
17:24 GMT

The Committee to Protect Journalists released a report naming the three Middle East countries as having the most journalist deaths.

Egyptian authorities have particularly cracked down on pro-Morsi supporters in Sinai since the former president's oust in July (File Archive/AFP)
13:51 GMT

Egypt has called on the Arab League to enforce a counterterrorism treaty that bars the Muslim Brotherhood from receiving funding and support from third parties.

Five men, two who were tried in absentia, were found guilty for homemade bomb attacks from 2012 and have all been sentenced to 15 years in prison each (File Archive/AFP)
13:33 GMT

Bahrain has sentenced five men to 15 years in prison each for homemade bomb attacks in 2012, but activists say their confessions were given under torture.

Ansar Al Sharia groups are present in Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Yemen as well as Egypt (Courtesy of International Business Times)
12:56 GMT

U.S. and Libyan forces captured the leader of Tunisia's Islamist militant group Ansar Al Shariah in Libya's city of Misrata Monday.

Universities have become "hubs of protests," particularly among pro-Morsi supporters calling for the oust of the current government (File Archive/AFP)
12:31 GMT

A Cairo court has banned all demonstrations on university campuses without a permit Monday.

Yemeni soldiers were attacked Monday in the country's southern region (File Archive/AFP)
11:16 GMT

Eight people were killed in southern Yemen Monday during a militant attack on army personnel.

Suleiman's announcement of Saudi's $3 billion grant for the Lebanese army coincided with Saad Hariri's meeting with French President Francois Hollande Sunday in Saudi Arabia (Kenzo Triboillard/AFP)
09:42 GMT

Saudi is not the only country sending the Lebanese army funds to boost its military capabilities. UAE announced Monday that it will also send Lebanon funds for its security forces amid rising security threats throughout the country.

Prestigious Australian journalist Peter Greste was one of two Al-Jazeera journalists arrested in Cairo late Sunday (Courtesy of BBC)
08:23 GMT

Egyptian police arrested two reporters from the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera news channel "on suspicion of illegally broadcasting news harming 'domestic security.'"

Honor killings are a controversial issue in the Middle East region and widely protested by human rights groups. [cloudfront]
06:34 GMT

Two brothers have been sentenced to death after they killed their sister for "behaving badly".

December 29, 2013

A Pakistani paramedic treats an injured child following a grenade attack on a polio vaccination team in Quetta. [AFP]
18:24 GMT

A polio team was attacked by a bomb while administering vaccinations to children in Pakistan.

The French president will meet with both Hariri and Jarba in Saudi Arabia this week (Bertrand Guay/AFP)
13:54 GMT

French President Francois Hollande is scheduled to meet with former Lebanese premier Saad Hariri and Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba in Saudi Arabia this week, according to announcements released Sunday.

Libyans have been calling for Zeidan's resignation throughout the capital since Friday (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
13:43 GMT

Libyans gathered in the capital Tripoli in renewed demonstrations Sunday calling for the oust and resignation of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan.

Explosions in Cairo last week left at least five people wounded (Gianluigi Guercia/AFP)
10:32 GMT

A bomb attack on Egypt's military intelligence building in the country's Nile Delta region left four wounded Sunday.