Regional News

January 8, 2014

Assuming the National Congress immediately appoint a replacement, Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan may resign imminently. (AFP/File)
16:05 GMT

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said Wednesday that he was ready to resign if the National Congress immediately replace him, and that the new cabinet will be appointed shortly.

An opponent to the Muslim Brotherhood set fire to a portrait of ousted president Mohamed Morsi during a demonstration outside the Cairo police academy where his trial was set to take place before it was postponed until Feb. 1, 2014. (AFP)
13:37 GMT

The trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi - who has been charged with inciting the murder of protesters - has been postponed until February as Morsi was absent due to "bad weather".

At least 681,000 Egyptians living worldwide have registered. [AFP]
09:47 GMT

Egyptian expatriates in 161 countries are expected to cast ballots for two days on the draft of the new constitution on Wednesday.

Morsi's first trial in November was adjourned after riots inside and outside the courtroom made proceedings impossible (Courtesy of Al Jazeera)
07:39 GMT

Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi will face his second trial Wednesday on charges of conducting acts of murder during December 2012 protests near the presidential palace in Cairo.

January 7, 2014

Erdogan's government has been hit hard by serious corruption charges and dissatisfaction with the leadership is widespread. (AFP/File)
10:21 GMT

In a recent crackdown on corruption engulfing the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 350 police officers in Ankara - including top level officials - have been fired.

Edward Snowden has got secrets pertaining to Israel and the Middle East up his sleeve, Glenn Greenwald says. (AFP/File)
09:57 GMT

Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is poised to reveal secrets that relate to Israel and the Middle East, according to a close journalist friend of the ex-NSA employee.

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has called for a Syrian future without Assad. (AFP/File)
08:44 GMT

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the upcoming U.N. hosted peace conference in Geneva must work to eliminate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from Syria's future, because he is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians.

Iranian foreign spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said last week that Tehran was worried over the escalating violence in Egypt, the Arab world's most populous country, since the ousting of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT

Egypt has summoned the Iranian charge d'affaires in Cairo over recent comments Tehran made on the escalating violence in Egypt, where it voiced concern over the crackdown on pro-Mohamed Morsi protesters.

January 6, 2014

Tunisia’s constitutional assembly prepares to select a new committee to oversee elections after its work weekend was disrupted. [AFP]
15:50 GMT

Tunisia’s constitutional assembly prepares to select a new committee to oversee elections after its work weekend was disrupted by death threats against one of its members.

January 5, 2014

Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed with police personnel in Cairo earlier this week (Khaled Kamel/AFP)
11:59 GMT

Assailants attacked a police outpost north of Cairo Sunday. No injuries or deaths have yet been reported.

Fighting between Huthi rebels and tribesmen has also been fierce in Ahrab located 30 kilometers north of Sanaa (AFP/Getty Images)
10:56 GMT

Fighting between Shiite rebels, Sunni tribesmen, and Salafists in Yemen's northern region has left at least 23 dead over the past two days.

A woman holds her ears while fleeing one of the many car bomb atacks that have targeted Middle East countries over the past year (AFP)
09:47 GMT

The series of car bombs throughout the Middle East in recent weeks are just not independent, random acts. Rather, the increase in violent chaos throughout the region may imply a weakening or shift away from meaningful diplomacy to resolve conflicts nationally, regionally, and internationally.

315 passengers were aboard the plane that landed in Medina Sunday (File Archive)
09:25 GMT

A Saudi Arabian Airlines jet was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday leaving 29 injured.

Tunisian MPs are supposed to complete the new draft constitution by Jan. 14 (Fethi Belaid/AFP)
07:34 GMT

Tunisia's parliament sucessfully adopted Article 1 of its new constitution this weekend that stipulated that the Quran will not be the "main" source of law in the country.

January 4, 2014

An Egyptian policeman tries to extinguish a police vehicle set on fire by Muslim Brotherhood supporters on a ring road in the capital, Cairo, on January 3, 2014. [Getty Images]
14:49 GMT

Egypt summoned the Qatari ambassador in Cairo on Saturday following concerns expressed by the Gulf state over the crackdown on Islamist demonstrators.