Regional News

November 13, 2013

Mubarak, 85, was sentenced to life in prison last year for failing to prevent the killing of demonstrators. [stabroeknews]
09:39 GMT

Next week will bring a final decision on whether Mubarak will be released from house arrest or continue his detention.

Saudi Arabia officially turned down its seat on the UN Security Council as the Kingdom's envoy sent UN Chief Ban Ki-moon a letter informing the international body of its decision. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT

Saudi Arabia officially turned down its seat on the UN Security Council as the Kingdom's envoy sent UN Chief Ban Ki-moon a letter informing the international body of its decision.

Sisi is due to talk military cooperation with his Russian counterpart in Cairo on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
06:43 GMT

Egyptian Defence Minister Abdel Fattah Al Sisi and his Russian counterpart are set to meet on Wednesday to discuss military cooperation between the two countries.

Saudi Arabia won 140 out of 193 votes in its bid for the council seat Tuesday (Reuters)
04:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday despite KSA's recent crackdown in the last weeks on foreign workers.

Former minister of supply and internal trade Bassem Ouda was arrested Tuesday after police discovered him hiding in a soap factory (Courtesy of Daily News Egypt)
03:00 GMT

Egyptian police arrested former minister Bassem Ouda Tuesday as part of the government's months-long crackdown on affiliates of the former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi

November 12, 2013

Egypt's curfew has been in effect since mid-August (AFP)
16:21 GMT

An Egyptian court ordered the nationwide emergency curfew to end Tuesday, two days before it was set to expire.

Egyptian presidential adviser Mostafa Hegazy said Tuesday that the final draft constitution is expected to be complete on December 3. (AFP)
13:09 GMT

Egyptian presidential adviser Mostafa Hegazy said Tuesday that the final draft constitution is expected to be complete on December 3 and will put it to a referendum by the end of January.


Tunisia tightens security after tourist spot attacks
October 31, 2013 07:32 PM
By Antoine Lambroschini
Agence France Presse
Tunisian security forces inspect the area of a failed suicide bomb attack near the four-star Riadh Palms hotel, in the resort town of Sousse, a popular tourist destination 140 kilometres (90 miles) south of Tunis, on October 30, 2013. AFP PHOTO/STR
Tunisian security forces inspect the area of a failed suicide bomb attack near the four-star Riadh Palms hotel.
[businessinsider]
13:07 GMT

After security officers attempt to sweep areas of Tunisia for militant activity, two wounded and one militant killed.

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan gives a press conference on November 10, 2013 in Tripoli. Zeidan warned Libyans of the possibility of foreign powers intervening unless the country's current chaos ends in Benghazi. (AFP)
05:43 GMT

Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has promised to supply more aid to the state security forces struggling to restore peace to the volatile eastern city of Benghazi.

November 11, 2013

Jordan's Information Minister told reporters Monday that receiving the UN seat is "recognition" of Jordan's standing internationally and in the Arab World (The Jordan Times)
11:34 GMT

Jordan's Information Minister Mohammed Momani told reporters Monday that the Kingdom is "eager to assume" the United Nations Security Council seat that Saudi Arabia decided to decline last month.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan before their meeting at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.[voanews]
07:16 GMT

On another leg of his Middle Eastern tour, US Secretary of State meets with UAE's General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss regional issues as well as UAE's continued relationship with the US.

Suspects from al-Qaeda wait for their trial Sunday in Sanaa (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
06:06 GMT

The trial for nine al-Qaeda suspects who are accused of planning to assasinate Yemeni president Abded Rabbou Mansour Hadi commenced Sunday in Sanaa.

Beltagi -- seen here before his arrest -- has called the interim government worse than the Mubarak regime. (AFP/File)
03:23 GMT

Muslim Brotherhood official Mohamed El Beltagi on Sunday condemned the Egyptian government's brutal crackdown on Islamists, adding that not even the Mubarak regime used such violence.

November 10, 2013

Mohamed Badie, the Muslim Brotherhood's Supreme Guide, will face trial for inciting violence and terrorism in Egypt's Giza December 9 (Courtesy of BBC)
13:33 GMT

Fifteen Muslim Brotherhood leaders will face trail December 9 for allegedly inciting violence in Giza earlier this year.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu landed in Baghdad Sunday to renew "chilled" ties with Baghdad (Courtesy of World Bulletin)
10:17 GMT

Turkey's Foreign Minister landed in Baghdad Sunday for two days of meetings with officials to renew "chilled" ties with Iraq.