Regional News

March 24, 2014

Egypt's main cities have frequently erupted in protest since Mohmmad Morsi's overthrow. (AFP/File)
19:54 GMT

The anti-coup alliance is calling for mass protests throughout Egypt in response to the death sentences recently handed out to members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Sisi is expected to win the elections if he runs for president. (AFP/File)
10:21 GMT

Former Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa has said that Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi will shortly - in the upcoming couple of days - announce his presidential bid.

Bahrain has been in the grips of an uprising since 2011. (AFP/File)
09:32 GMT

Bahraini government forces have attacked a Shia mosque in a village near Manama, in an alleged attempt by the ruling Al Khalifa family to silence the opposition.

529 Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to death on Monday. (AFP/File)
08:27 GMT

A Minya criminal court on Monday sentenced 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to death on charges of murdering the deputy commander of the Matay district police station in Minya in August 2013.

One official believes Monday's attack - which resulted in the deaths of eight soldiers - was the work of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. (AFP/File)
07:58 GMT

Eight soldiers were killed and six were wounded on Monday when unidentified gunmen launched an attack on a military checkpoint in Hadramawt province in southeast Yemen, military sources reported.

The Arab League FMs allegedly voted unanimously for all draft resolutions that will be on the table for discussion during the two-day summit in Kuwait that is set to commence Tuesday (Yasser Al Zayyat/AFP)
07:41 GMT

Foreign ministers from the Arab League nations finally agreed to draft resolutions ahead of this week's summit in Kuwait despite growing tensions among member states.

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.