Regional News

October 29, 2013

Thousands of Egyptian truck drivers regularly cross the border into Libya for work (Courtesy of Libya Herald)
12:26 GMT

Two Egyptians were found dead in Eastern Libya and dozens of others have been reported missing.

Three judges in the trial of Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide Mohammed Badie withdrew from the session on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
11:04 GMT

The three judges presiding over the trial of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood general guide Mohammed Badie withdrew themselves from the proceedings at the start of a session on Tuesday.

US Secretary of State John Kerry may be visiting Egypt shortly, despite the US halting its military aid to Egypt. (AFP/File)
10:09 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry hinted at an upcoming visit to Cairo that would be the first visit taken since the US stemmed its military aid to Egypt earlier in October.

Tunisian mediator and Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Houcine Abbassi speaks during a meeting as part of the dialogue between ruling Islamists and the opposition. [AFP]
07:11 GMT

A plan emerges as government in Tunisia turns to new leadership in the face of violence.

October 28, 2013

Chairman of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda leadership Rached Ghannouchi said that his party will not give up power in the future transition government (Courtesy of Tunisia-Live)
13:16 GMT

Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party leadership announced that it may be willing to give up government seats, but not power in the upcoming transitional government according to televised interviews Sunday.

Anti-government factions from Bahrain's Shiite majority have previously targeted security officials in protest of the oppressive Sunni leadership (Hasan Jamali/AP)
13:05 GMT

A homemade bomb targeting a police patrol in Bahrain wounded security officials in the Gulf country Monday.

Tunisian security forces conducted operations last week that killed ten alleged terrorist militants one day prior to the fatal clashes in Sidi Bouzid that left eight policemen dead (AFP)
09:44 GMT

Eight individuals believed to be involved in the deaths of Tunisian policemen from last week were arrested by officials late Sunday.

US Lawmakers John McCain and Lindsey Graham expressed doubts regarding the success of the proposed Geneva peace talks in ending the conflict in Syria (AP)
08:40 GMT

US Lawmakers called on President Barack Obama Sunday to "repair ties" with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Three Egyptian policemen were killed by unidentified gunmen in Egypt's Mansoura on Monday morning. (AFP/File)
08:25 GMT

Three policemen were killed in Mansoura, in the Egyptian Nile Delta, early on Monday morning after unidentified gunmen attacked a security checkpoint.

October 27, 2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani  meets with International Peace envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi  in Tehran on October 27, 2013.  [ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images]
22:24 GMT

International Peace envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi is to arrive in Damascus on Monday to discuss preparations for Geneva II conference.

Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of peace negotiations with the Palestinians. [Photo by Reuters]
16:55 GMT

Israeli government reject a bill by right-wing party Habayit Hayehudi to ban the release of Palestinian prisoners.

Iraqis look at the remains of a vehicle following an explosion on October 27, 2013, in the the Mashtal district of the capital Baghdad. [SABAH ARAR/AFP/Getty Images]
15:36 GMT

A series of car blasts hit 8 different areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday killing at least 49 people and wounding more than 90, pushing the October death toll from Iraq violence past 600.

Palestinian militants of the Islamic Jihad hold rocket propelled grenades (RPG) as they take part in a rally against Israel in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah, on October 24, 2013. [Photo credit: SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images]
14:46 GMT

Gaza militant fire mortal shells into Israel Sunday afternoon

Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning a possible visit to Cairo in a bid to boost relations between the two countries (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin is hoping to capitalise on the current unrest in Egypt by pursuing a mutually beneficial diplomatic relationship with Cairo in the wake of US halting its military aid to the country, according to a recent report by UK newspaper The Times.

The Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated group, the National Alliance in Support of Legitimacy, has proposed a new initiative to resolve Egypt's political stalemate. (AFP/File)
06:48 GMT

The Muslim Brotherhood affiliated National Alliance has proposed a new initiative that will resolve the political crisis that has been ongoing in Egypt since the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi in July.