Regional News

January 2, 2014

Mohammed Morsi's previous trials have erupted in protests, forcing some judges to adjourn his trial late last year (File Archive/AFP)
11:32 GMT

The third trial of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has been set for Jan. 28 in Cairo.

Al Azhar has been one of the key sites of pro-Morsi protests since the former Islamist president's oust in July (Courtesy of Voice of America)
10:39 GMT

With all the protests and violent crackdowns reported around Egypt's Al Azhar University, we take a look at what's really going on among the walls of the the world's oldest Islamic learning institution.


Turkish media say that approximately 47 tons of weapons have been sent to Syrian rebels via Turkey since June (File Archive/AFP)
09:13 GMT

Turkish authorities seized a truck en route to Syria that was carrying weapons Thursday and three people were arrested in the incident.

Al Qaeda bombings in Casablanca left 33 people dead in May 2003 (File Archive/AFP)
08:14 GMT

Morocco authorities told reporters that they have dismantled a "terrorist cell" responsible for sending fighters to Syria.

Egyptian police have been clashing with Islamist protestors since the oust of former president Mohammed Morsi in July (File Archive/AFP)
07:08 GMT

Violent clashes between Islamists and police authorities in Egypt's Alexandria late Wednesday left two people dead.

January 1, 2014

Egyptian security stand in the vicinity of flames following an attack by saboteurs on an Egyptian gas pipeline on July 12, 2011. [AFP]
06:00 GMT

Suspected militants in Egypt's Sinai on Tuesday blew up a gas pipeline that feeds an industrial area.

More than 65 people have been killed in violence since protests led by the country's Shiite majority began in February 2011. [foreignpolicy]
05:00 GMT

Ministry in Bahrain claim that Imams should "condemn terrorism from the religious, legal and human points of view,".

December 31, 2013

Egyptian police have arrested Australian and Egyptian Al-Jazeera journalists for broadcasting news that "harmed domestic security", the interior ministry said Monday. [AFP]
18:40 GMT

Four journalists working for the Qatar based satellite station to be held 15 days pending investigation.

Egypt has issued a request to the Qatari government that it arrests the Egyptian Al Gamaa Al Islamiya leader Assem Abdel Maged following the ousting of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. Here, a Morsi supporter flashes his support for the ousted leader in August. (AFP/File)
12:31 GMT

Egypt has issued a request to the Qatari government that it arrests the Egyptian Al Gamaa Al Islamiya leader Assem Abdel Maged following the ousting of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Zahran is being tried in front of a military state security court which means he will not be privy to a public jury or other usual rights associated with court proceedings for civilians (File Archive)
11:27 GMT

A Jordanian-Palestinian critic living in Britain is being charged for incitement and insulting the king through social media. He is being tried in front of a military court where he will not have the right to a public jury.

A Yemen security official guards the court office of a tense trial of Al Qaeda fighters earlier this month (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
08:03 GMT

At least three soldiers were killed in Yemen Tuesday from a suicide car bomb targeting security headquarters in the country's southern city of Aden.

Bahrain's government often accuses its majority opposition movement for bomb attacks throughout the country (File Archive/AFP)
06:46 GMT

Bahrain foiled a plot Monday to smuggle explosives and weapons into the country by boat

December 30, 2013

Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood has been linked to attacks on and detention of journalists. [wikipedia]
17:24 GMT

The Committee to Protect Journalists released a report naming the three Middle East countries as having the most journalist deaths.

Egyptian authorities have particularly cracked down on pro-Morsi supporters in Sinai since the former president's oust in July (File Archive/AFP)
13:51 GMT

Egypt has called on the Arab League to enforce a counterterrorism treaty that bars the Muslim Brotherhood from receiving funding and support from third parties.

Five men, two who were tried in absentia, were found guilty for homemade bomb attacks from 2012 and have all been sentenced to 15 years in prison each (File Archive/AFP)
13:33 GMT

Bahrain has sentenced five men to 15 years in prison each for homemade bomb attacks in 2012, but activists say their confessions were given under torture.