Regional News

March 26, 2014

Ali Zeidan was ousted from the premier post earlier this month (File Archive/AFP)
10:12 GMT

Ousted Libyan Prime Minister has described his country as in "danger of becoming an Al Qaeda terror base," particularly in terms of attacks directed at EU countries.

Guards stand outside the courtroom where the Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death earlier this week (AFP)
06:53 GMT

The United States expressed opposition against Egypt's recent decision to sentence 529 Muslim Brotherhood members to the death sentence, describing the act as "unconscionable."

March 25, 2014

Egypt's Adly Mansour wants the Arab League to implement the treaty before the end of June (File Archive/AFP)
20:00 GMT

Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour called on Arab ministers Tuesday to discuss the implementation of an Arab counter-terrorism treaty before the end of June.

Egyptian relatives of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi cry sitting outside the courthouse on March 24, 2014 in the southern province of Minya, after the court sentenced 529 Muslim Brotherhood members to death.
14:13 GMT

The United Nations on Tuesday criticized an Egyptian court’s decision to sentence 529 Muslim Brotherhood to death, saying that it contravened international law.

Supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi have endured a bloody crackdown since 2013. (AFP/File)
12:36 GMT

Roughly 700 Morsi supporters will be tried at the Minya Criminal Court on Tuesday.

Arab leaders gathered at Kuwait summit. (AFP/file)
12:16 GMT

Qatar's emir condemns fellow Arab countries at Kuwait summit.

Ali Benflis is credited with establishing the most influential human rights organization in the country. (AFP/File)
08:45 GMT

Ali Benflis, a former prime minister and candidate in the upcoming presidential elections, recently slammed current president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's record.

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)
08:02 GMT

As the Arab Summit kicks off in Kuwait Tuesday, the ongoing Syrian conflict is expected to take centre stage of the talks whilst an ongoing spat between Gulf states over Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is likely to stay off the agenda.

The defendants are accused of killing a police officer during a protest in August. (AFP/File)
07:45 GMT

The defense team for the Morsi supporters who were recently sentenced to death will appeal the verdict.

Muammar Gaddafi ruled from 1969 until 2011. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Two of Gaddafi's sons and multiple aides are set to stand trial on April 14th.

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.