Regional News

January 27, 2014

Tunisia approved its constitution this week and expects to hold elections before the end of 2014 (STR/AFP)
12:26 GMT

Tunisia's main Islamist party Ennahda told reporters that it expects national elections to take place in October.

Sisi is a popular choice for president among many Egyptians (AFP/File)
11:41 GMT

Egypt’s military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been promoted to the top military rank of field marshal on Monday, state television announced.

Protests have rocked Turkey since government-linked corruption scandals erupted late last year (Courtesy of the Washington Post)
09:31 GMT

Attacks on Turkey's Nationalist Movement Party headquarters left the party's spokesman dead and seven others wounded.

Soldiers from the Libyan army man a checkpoint in the capital Tripoli.  Egypt's ambassador and his staff have left Libya for security reasons after the kidnapping of five of their colleagues. [AFP]
06:27 GMT

After back and forth demands from Libyan militia group, all kidnapped Egyptian diplomats have been freed.

Members of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly (NCA) jubilate after the adoption of a new constitution on January 26, 2014, in Tunis. [AFP]
05:23 GMT

The new caretaker cabinet will govern Tunisia until after its upcoming elections.

January 26, 2014

Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the second president of the United Arab Emirates and the 16th ruler of the largest Emirate of Abu Dhabi. [presstv]
12:13 GMT

The state news agency has reported that the President is in good health after surgery following a recent stroke.

Interim President Adly Mansour made the announcement about the switch in the order of presidential and parliamentary elections a day after Egypt's revolution anniversary clashes left dozens killed (File Archive/AFP)
12:11 GMT

Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour announced Wednesday that the country's presidential elections have been switched to take place prior to the parliamentary poll.

Egyptian military soldiers inspect the scene near a destroyed bus at the road between the border town of Rafah and the coastal city of el-Arish, Egypt, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. (The Official Facebook Page of the Egyptian Military Spokesman of the Armed Forces)
10:03 GMT

Sinai-based militants attack military bus in Sinai.

Four of the five kidnapped Egyptians work for Cairo's embassy in Tripoli (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
09:38 GMT

Libyan kidnappers who have took six Egyptian hostage this weekend have urged Egyptian authorities to release a Libyan militia commander immediately in exchange for the kidnapped Egyptians.

Protestors clash in Cairo Saturday (Khaled Kamel/AFP)
08:07 GMT

Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour will address the nation Sunday following Saturday's fatal revolution anniversary clashes that have left dozens dead.

Algeria's former Prime Minister Ali Benflis announced earlier last week that he will be running in April's election (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
07:20 GMT

Algeria's main Islamist party announced Saturday that they will boycott the country's upcoming elections.

Tunisia's newly appointed interim PM Mehdi Jomaa made the announcement Saturday that the new cabinet has not yet been established due to a lack of consensus (Fethi Belaid/AFP)
07:07 GMT

Tunisia's newly appointed Prime Minister has failed to form a new cabinet under the transitional government, according to reports from late Saturday and early Sunday.

Afghan security forces stand next to a damaged bus at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul. [AFP]
06:53 GMT

A suicide bomber explosion has killed four in Kabul.

Around 90 percent of the private sector labor force in Saudi Arabia was foreign before expat deportation took place. [AFP]
05:41 GMT

After the mass exodus deportation in Saudi, the Ministry of Labor has been forced to create stronger efforts to prevent fake employment by expatriates.

Libyan Justice Minister Salah al-Mirghani speaks during a press conference following the kidnapping of five Egyptian diplomats on January 25, 2014 in Tripoli Libya. [AFP]
01:12 GMT

Egypt has evacuated its staff from its embassy in the Libyan capital and the consulate in Benghazi city after kidnappers seized Egypt’s cultural attaché and three other embassy diplomats, an official told Al Arabiya News Channel Saturday.