Regional News

March 23, 2014

A Syrian flag (C) is displayed next to the empty Syrian seat during the opening session of the Arab League Foreign Ministers' meeting in Kuwait City on March 23, 2014 ahead of the annual Arab League summit. (AFP)
18:00 GMT

The ongoing spat between Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar will not be on the table during the Arab League meeting scheduled to begin on Sunday in Kuwait, according to a diplomatic source.

Yemen Huthi rebels block the main road leading into Amran city in the north Sunday (Gamal Noman/AFP)
16:00 GMT

Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen held massive protests outside of the northern city of Amran Sunday after clashes Saturday left 12 people dead.

This year will be a big one for Egyptian voters - they already headed to the ballot boxes to vote on Egypt's constitution. The presidential elections are expected to take place by mid-July 2014. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT

Egypt’s Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) is to meet on 30 March to announce a registration date for the candidates who will stand in the country’s presidential elections, a judicial source said on Saturday.

Obama will be stopping in Saudi as part of an international tour. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama is expected in Saudi Arabia on Friday where he will meet with King Abdullah and talk bilateral and regional issues.

Yemeni tribesmen gathered in the country's capital Saturday in protest of what they have described as Qatar's financing of chaos in the poor MENA country (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
07:19 GMT

Yemen's tribal leader accused Qatar for "financing chaos" in their country vis-a-vis their support of "terrorist organizations."

Sisi is yet to actually announce his bid for presidency. (AFP/File)
06:59 GMT

Renowned Egyptian politician Amr Moussa has spoken out about what Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi will be like as president - despite the fact that the latter is yet to announce his bid to run. Moussa said Sisi would ensure that the new constitution was honored.

Embassies have been a frequent target of attacks since Gaddafi's oust (File Archive/AFP)
06:56 GMT

One of Tunisia's diplomatic staff was kidnapped in Libya this weekend.

The Turkish government supported former President Mohammad Morsi. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Egypt has decided not to invite Qatar or Turkey to an Islamic conference because of their relations with the Muslim Brotherhood.

March 22, 2014

Twitter usage did not decrease in Turkey despite the ban on the popular social networking site. (AFP/File)
16:50 GMT

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's Prime Minister, banned Twitter on Thursday, but Turkish citizens quickly found a way to circumvent the ban.

Last month, the Yemeni government voted to split Yemen into separate federations. (AFP/File)
15:31 GMT

At least 12 are dead after a gun battle between Houthi fighters security forces in Amran, Yemen.

Egypt has been rocked by protests since the fall of Mohammad Morsi. (AFP/File)
09:51 GMT

Twenty three students were expelled for holding Al Qaeda's flag at a protest on campus.

Yemenis are demanding a trail for Saleh and government officials involved in the killing of protesters on the "Friday of Dignity." (AFP/File)
07:43 GMT

Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets Friday to call for the trial of former dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh.

March 21, 2014

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier this month threatened to ban social media sites such as YouTube and Facebook. (photo courtesy: business insider)
17:31 GMT

Turkish President Abdullah Gul's comments follow a firestorm of criticism over the Turkish government's ban on Twitter.

Iraq has faced an uptick in violence in recent months as al-Qaeda and other groups have shown themselves to be resilient and able to make gains across the country.(AFP/File)
10:47 GMT

Iraqi security forces were entering a house when an explosion erupted and killed at least 14 SWAT members.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier this month threatened to ban social media sites such as YouTube and Facebook. (AFP/File)
08:18 GMT

Twitter was blocked only hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “wipe out" the website.