Regional News

November 11, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan before their meeting at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.[voanews]
07:16 GMT

On another leg of his Middle Eastern tour, US Secretary of State meets with UAE's General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss regional issues as well as UAE's continued relationship with the US.

Suspects from al-Qaeda wait for their trial Sunday in Sanaa (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
06:06 GMT

The trial for nine al-Qaeda suspects who are accused of planning to assasinate Yemeni president Abded Rabbou Mansour Hadi commenced Sunday in Sanaa.

Beltagi -- seen here before his arrest -- has called the interim government worse than the Mubarak regime. (AFP/File)
03:23 GMT

Muslim Brotherhood official Mohamed El Beltagi on Sunday condemned the Egyptian government's brutal crackdown on Islamists, adding that not even the Mubarak regime used such violence.

November 10, 2013

Mohamed Badie, the Muslim Brotherhood's Supreme Guide, will face trial for inciting violence and terrorism in Egypt's Giza December 9 (Courtesy of BBC)
13:33 GMT

Fifteen Muslim Brotherhood leaders will face trail December 9 for allegedly inciting violence in Giza earlier this year.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu landed in Baghdad Sunday to renew "chilled" ties with Baghdad (Courtesy of World Bulletin)
10:17 GMT

Turkey's Foreign Minister landed in Baghdad Sunday for two days of meetings with officials to renew "chilled" ties with Iraq.

Foreign workers show passports as they wait outside the immigration office in Saudi. [yahoo]
08:06 GMT

Two killed in violence during post amnesty period for Saudi workers.

Protestors gathered in Tripoli's Martys' Square Saturday in opposition of calls to renew GNC's mandate, saying that an extension will only "push Libya into further turmoil" (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
06:24 GMT

Attacks in eastern Libya Saturday killed six people in less than 24 hours and protestors gathered in the country's capital to protest the renewal of Libya's General National Congress mandate, saying an extension will only force the country into a deeper level of political turmoil.

Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy gives an interview to the Agence France Presse at his office on November 9, 2013 in Cairo. (AFP)
06:02 GMT

Following the suspension of US military aid to Egypt, Cairo is looking to expand cooperation with Russia, according to foreign minister Nabil Fahmy.

Controversy over the legality over Mubarak's detention continues. [hangthebankers]
03:56 GMT

Although he is being transferred to temporary detention, former president Hosni Mubarak will remain under house arrest.

November 8, 2013

Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy speaks during a joint news conference with his Spanish counterpart Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo after their meeting in Madrid November 7, 2013. [REUTERS/Sergio Perez]
11:08 GMT

Egyptian foreign minister Nabil Fahmy has said that parliamentary elections will be held between February and March

November 7, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry  meets with Jordanian King Abdullah II at the royal palace November 7, 2013 in Amman, Jordan. [Getty]
17:42 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Thursday for more international aid to help Jordan cope with the crisis of Syrian refugees.

[independent.co.uk]
15:27 GMT

Washington looking to allies to assist UN in the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons

Egyptian protester wears a Guy Fawkes mask while posing for a photo next to a mural painted overnight on the exterior wall of the presidential palace depicting president Mohammed Morsi, left, former military council ruler Hussein Tantawi, center and ousted President Mubarak with Arabic that reads "No, the brotherhood's constitution is not valid, in Cairo. [AP Photo/Nasser Nasser
14:20 GMT

Minister Hazem El-Beblaw says ousted President Hosni Mubarak will remain under house arrest even after the state of emergency ends on 14 November.

Morocco's King Mohammed VI told reporters that he did not "need lessons from anybody" on his country's human rights record in the Western Sahara (Courtesy of the Moroccan Embassy)
13:16 GMT

Moroccan King Mohammed VI told reporters late Wednesday that his country did not "need lessons from anybody" on its human rights record particularly in the annexed Western Sahara.

The Turkish authorities seized 1,200 rockets near the Syrian border on Thursday. (AFP/File)
12:55 GMT

Acting on a tip off, the Turkish authorities on Thursday confiscated 1,200 rocket warheads some 30 miles from the Syrian border.