Regional News

March 7, 2014

Erdogan's statement threatens to further embroil the prime minister and his Justice and Development Party in an unpopular and damaging scandal.  (AFP/File)
11:13 GMT

The prime minister's remarks come after several online leaks on social media sites suggested widespread corruption in the highest levels of Turkey's government.

March 6, 2014

Israel's President Shimon Peres spoke to citizens across the Arab world on topics ranging from Iran to the Palestinian peace process. (Photo Courtesy:
18:45 GMT

Peres appeared on Panet, a popular Israeli-Arab website, where he fielded questions from throughout the Arab world.

Qatar is facing a diplomatic row with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain after the countries pulled their ambassadors from Doha on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Egypt's actions follow a decision by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to withdraw their ambassadors from Qatar.

Moncef Marzouki became president after Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was overthrown in 2011. (AFP/File)
14:54 GMT

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki ended the state of emergency Thursday with a presidential decree.

This latest move to revoke Hamas members' Egyptian citizenships is the latest move by the Egyptian government to sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
13:15 GMT

Egyptian security services have started to collect information about thousands of Hamas members who were granted Egyptian citizenship during the rule of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, according to Egyptian media.

Al Saadi Qaddafi was famous for his playboy lifestyle. (AFP/File)
07:37 GMT

The Nigerian government handed al Saadi Qaddafi over to Libyan authorities Thursday. Al Saadi is charged with corruption.

March 5, 2014

Will Erdogan really step down if the AK party don't win the elections in March? (AFP/File)
20:09 GMT

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is ready to leave power if his ruling Justice and Development party (AK) fails to win the upcoming local elections.

A Bahraini police stands next to the body of comrade after a bomb exploded during clashes between protesters and security forces on March 3, 2014 near Manama. (AFP)
18:22 GMT

25 people have been arrested in Bahrain on suspicion of being involved in the bomb blast that killed three policemen earlier this week near Manama, the country's capital.

Australian journalist Peter Greste (2nd L) of Al-Jazeera and his colleagues stand inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood at Cairo's Tora prison on March 5, 2014. (AFP)
16:55 GMT

Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Wednesday the trial of 20 Al Jazeera journalists, including four foreigners, to 24 March to listen to more witnesses. Many were shocked at images of the journalists being held in cages during the court proceedings.

According to initial reports, four Al Qaeda suspects were killed in Wednesday's drone attack in Yemen. (AFP/File)
14:58 GMT

Washington has carried out its fourth assassination drone strike over the past few days in Yemen, killing four Al Qaeda suspects.

Qatar's support of the Muslim Brotherhood has apparently caused a major rift in the GCC. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT

Qatar expressed "regret" and "surprise" at the news that Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain withdrawing their Gulf Cooperation Council envoys from Doha on Wednesday. According to inside sources, Qatar's stance on Syria and Egypt has caused a "rift" in the GCC.

Former prime minister Ali Benflis is considered Bouteflika's main challenger for the presidency (Courtesy of Afraze)
10:49 GMT

Ten individuals have registered thus far to participate in Algeria's presidential elections that are set for April 17.

A Qatari national was jailed in the UAE for seven years over links to an Islamist group in what Doha has described as an unfair ruling (File Archive)
09:49 GMT

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recalled their diplomatic envoys to Qatar Wednesday.

Egypt stopped exporting natural gas to Jordan since summer 2013 due to frequent attacks on the pipeline (File Archive)
07:36 GMT

A gas pipeline near Egypt's Port Said was hit by a bomb and exploded Wednesday morning.

March 4, 2014

Pro-Morsi rallies rocked Egypt's Al Azhar for the past months since the former Islamist leader's oust in July 2013 (File Archive/AFP)
18:54 GMT

Egypt's prosecution released 24 pro-Morsi supporters Tuesday over issues related to the detainess' education and health issues.