Regional News

October 13, 2013

Kerry addresses Iran relations. [state.gov]
18:43 GMT

After a recent capture of a Taliban commander in Iran, Kerry ensures efforts for a new security pact will not be lots.

Three policemen were injured in the Sinai peninsula on Sunday after unknown gunmen attacked their bus. (AFP/File)
12:42 GMT

Three Egyptian police conscripts were injured in North Sinai on Sunday after their interior ministry bus was attacked by unknown gunmen.

Pearl Square is historically known for protests in Bahrain. [guardian}
10:44 GMT

Bahrain police use force to stop protests by Shiite groups aiming at Sunni-led government.

Foreign Ministers Prince Saud al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (left), of Saudi Arabia, and Laurent Fabius, of France, at an earlier meeting in Marrakech. Saudi Arabia and France have called for a stable Egypt and for the international community to up their support for the Syrian opposition. (AFP/File)
08:34 GMT

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and France stressed the need for a stable Egypt and called for the international community to provide more support to the Syrian opposition.

October 12, 2013

Yemen's President Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi (C) speaks during the closing session of a conference on national dialogue in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (Image credit: AFP)
18:04 GMT

Thousands of separatists demanding secession gathered at Parade Square in the center of Aden on Saturday.

Supporters of Egyptian ousted president Mohamed Morsi attack a police vehicle in Cairo's eastern Nasr City district on October 11, 2013, after clashes broke out during a demonstration against the military. (Image credit: AFP)
15:42 GMT

European Union countries expressed concern at a Brussels meeting that a potential economic collapse in Egypt could prompt a new surge of immigration to Europe.

Muslim pilgrims leave after the afternoon prayer in Mecca's Grand Mosque. (Image credit: AFP)
07:31 GMT

1.325 million pilgrims were transported to the holy sites on Friday.

More than 100,000 Syrians living in Egypt have tried to leave for Europe on overcrowded ships (AFP)
05:00 GMT

Egyptian naval personnel rescued 116 migrants traveling by boat after their vessel capsized Friday, but at least 12 migrants drowned before personnel were able to assist them to safety. Naval vessels were still searching for more survivors late Friday.

October 11, 2013

Bombs targeting Egyptian soldiers during routine military operations in Sinai's Rafah left seven individuals wounded Friday (Stringer/AFP)
17:58 GMT

Bombs targeting Egyptian army vehicles in the Sinai border town of Rafah has left at least seven soldiers wounded Friday.

A car bomb targeting the Swedish consulate in Benghazi Friday have heightened questions regarding Libya's future during a week of renewed chaos in the North African country (Reuters)
16:28 GMT

A car bomb targeting the Swedish consulate in Benghazi and the International Criminal Court's decision to allow Gaddafi's spy chief to be tried in Libya Friday have heightened questions regarding Libya's future during a week of renewed chaos in the North African country.

Suicide bombers targeted three members of Yemen's Southern Movement who were en route to demonstrations in Aden scheduled for Saturday to protest current national dialogue talks and renew calls for southern secession (Courtesy of Global Research Canada)
15:44 GMT

A suicide bomber wounded at least three members of Yemen's Southern Movement while the activists were en route to demonstrations in Aden to protest the current direction of national dialogue talks in Sanaa.

At least 77 people have been killed within the past week in Egypt, marking this period as the deadliest since the interim government's crackdown on Morsi supporters in mid-August (AFP)
14:42 GMT

Police fired tear gas to break up clashes between pro-Morsi and pro-military groups in Alexandria Friday, and an Islamist alliance urged Morsi supporters to avoid Tahrir protests in Cairo.

Zeidan says he will release more information about the political party responsible for his kidnapping in the upcoming days (AFP/Getty)
07:33 GMT

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has accused a “political party” for his kidnap from a Tripoli hotel Thursday, but did not elaborate or give names on possible suspects.

Turkey's PM implemented reforms aimed at improving Ankara's relationship with the Kurdish community, but the Kurdish PKK, led by Abdullah Ocalan, announced Thursday that the reforms fall short of expectations (Courtesy of the Kurdistan Tribune)
07:08 GMT

Turkey's decision to extend its air strike mandate may undermine Turkey's ceasefire withe the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK).

October 10, 2013

Muslim pilgrims arrive to perform the afternoon prayer in Mecca's Grand Mosque. (Image credit: AFP)
17:31 GMT

Two more Saudis have died of the MERS coronavirus a few days before the HAJ, which begins on Sunday.