Regional News

March 3, 2014

Post 2011, pro-democracy protests are common near Manama. (AFP/File)
19:08 GMT

Three policeman were killed in the village of Daih while dispersing a protest.

Libya's parliament was left in disarray following Sunday's clashes (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
14:02 GMT

In light of recent protests, Libya's interim parliament has abandoned its usual government building and has relocated to a five-star hotel.

Having previously been accused of brutality, the Egyptian security forces have been increasingly targeted in attacks following Morsi's ouster in July 2013. (AFP/File)
13:53 GMT

Four Egyptian cities witness acts of violence against police officers on Monday, with one killed and another hospitalized with severe injuries.

Human Rights Watch has called on the U.S. to review its drone practices. (AFP/File)
11:14 GMT

At least three people have been killed in a airstrike carried out by a U.S. assassination drone in Yemen’s eastern province of Mareb, local media reported Monday.

Seven Egyptian Christians were shot dead in Benghazi just last week (Courtesy of France 24)
08:33 GMT

Another Egyptian was shot in Libya's Benghazi late Sunday, increasing tension and concerns for security between Cairo and Tripoli.

Libyan protestors have called on the parliament to resign over corruption and its failure to provide the Libyan people with a better life in the post-Gaddafi era (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
07:57 GMT

Violent Protests that erupted in Libya's capital Sunday have left at least two members of Libya's interim parliament wounded as turmoil continues to envelope the city.

March 2, 2014

Tribesman in the area have previously blocked roads and blown up pipelines and related supply routes in protest against a recent killing of one of their main tribal chiefs (Courtesy of Arabian Oil and Gas)
15:53 GMT

Six crew members of a Yemeni military plane were kidnapped Sunday after the plane made an emergency landing in the eastern part of the country.

Egypt's new prime minister, Ibrahim Mahlab, addressed the nation on Sunday. (AFP/File)
14:27 GMT

Ibrahim Mahlab focused on security in his first national address.

Students protest outside Azhar University. (AFP/File)
13:38 GMT

Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim announced Sunday that police will no longer intervene on college campuses unless violence occurs.

On March 14, 2011 Saudi troops entered Bahrain to assist leadership in a government crackdown against the opposition protestors (File Archive/AFP)
13:10 GMT

Protestors in Bahrain demanding that Saudi forces pull out of the country were allegedly attacked by police officials in the country's capital.

Morsi is being tried with 14 others for inciting murder and torture of opposition protestors in December 2012 (File Archive)
10:55 GMT

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi's trial was adjourned until Tuesday due to bad weather conditions Sunday.

Protestors chanted "no to a fourth term" and "15 years is enough" during the demonstrations in Algiers this weekend (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
09:20 GMT

Demonstrators in Algeria's capital were dispersed by police Saturday for conducting protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's re-election bid.

Kuwait, a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council, is reluctant to sign on to the group's security agreement. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT

Kuwait remains hesitant about signing on to the GCC security pact, citing concerns that the agreement could restrict personal freedoms.

February 28, 2014

The coming to power of General Al-Sisi in Egypt has stoked tension with neighboring Hamas ruled Gaza. Egypt has cracked down on smuggling tunnels from Gaza and has frequently disrupted passage at the Rafah border crossing. (Photo Courtesy:
18:53 GMT

Egypt's closing of the Rafah border crossing brings hundreds of Palestinians to the border in protest on Friday.

During the fighting the army and allied Islamists lost 8 men, while the Shiite rebels lost 16, with many more injured on both sides. (Photo Courtesy:
17:35 GMT

Clashes erupted in North Yemen as government forces and Islamist allies look to prevent rebels from capturing parts of the country.