Regional News

January 21, 2014

Guards on watch after an unknown assailant killed an Iranian diplomat in a drive-by shooting outside the ambassador's residence in the Yemeni capital. [AFP]
09:04 GMT

Despite efforts of reconciliation between Sunni Salafists and Houthi groups in the region, a leader of the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group was assassinated Tuesday.

Saturday marks the third anniversary of Egypt's "Day of Rage". (AFP/File)
08:32 GMT

Egypt's interior minister call on Egyptians to congregate in public squares across the country on Saturday to celebrate the third anniversary of the January 25 revolution.

January 20, 2014

Interim President of Egypt, Adly Mansour, makes statements to the press. [AFP]
17:32 GMT

Egypt is still unclear about its future following last week's ratification of a newly-amended constitution.

Ghardaia, The oasis town 600 kilometers south of Algiers has witnessed numerous sectarian clashes within recent years (Courtesy of Magharebia)
13:44 GMT

Growing sectarian unrest in Algeria's southern town of Ghardia is turning violent, leaving one person dead and several injured Monday.

22 people were killed in 48 hours during clashes between rebels and gunmen in Yemen's northern Saada province. (AFP)
11:26 GMT

Violent clashes between rebels and gunmen from north Yemen's Hashid tribes resulted in the deaths of 22 people over 48 hours, tribal sources reported Monday.

January 19, 2014

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attends graduation ceremony of the 37th batch of cadet officers of Zayed II Military College in Al Ain. [Emirates 24/7]
17:24 GMT

The United Arab Emirates has begun the process of imposing mandatory military service for adult males for up to two years, the country’s prime minister said Sunday.

The announcement that the new Egyptian constitution was approved by  98.1 percent of voters has raised some eyebrows. (AFP)
07:43 GMT

Egypt's electoral committee on Saturday announced that the new, post-June 30 constitution was approved by 98.1 percent of voters.

Libyan soldiers were deployed to Libya's south to control renewed clashes (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
06:52 GMT

Libya declared a state of emergency this weekend in response to fresh clashes in the country's southern region.

January 18, 2014

Polling station officials count ballots in the Egyptian capital Cairo on January 15, 2014. [AFP]
09:48 GMT

Egyptian authorities are expected to announce on Saturday the official results of this week's referendum on a new constitution, a day after clashes between security forces and Islamist protesters killed four people.

January 17, 2014

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clash with civilians and Egyptian riot police in Alf Masskan district in the capital Cairo on January 17, 2014. [AFP]
22:21 GMT

Egyptian security forces shot dead three protester on Friday during mass nationwide rallies against the military-backed authorities and a draft constitution that was voted on this week in a popular referendum.

Polling station officials count ballots in the Egyptian capital Cairo on January 15, 2014 at the end of the second day of voting in a referendum on a new constitution. [AFP]
12:19 GMT

Initial results indicate that 40 percent of registered Egyptian voters took part in the constitutional referendum this week, the state television reported.

January 16, 2014

According to governmental officials, the response to Egypt's constitution has been "overwhelmingly positive". (AFP)
13:36 GMT

A senior Egyptian government official said that initial reports show that more than 80 percent of Egyptian voters have backed the new constitution, while another said that the country's next president must "be a civilian".

Workers wait in line to receive exit stamp from KSA authorities during amnesty period of deportation. [AFP]
05:19 GMT

Only three months after the mass government forced exodus of Saudi's expats, many illegal workers have returned to the streets seeking new ways to earn a living.

Polling station officials count ballots in the Egyptian capital Cairo on January 15, 2014 at the end of the second day of voting in a referendum on a new constitution. [AFP]
04:52 GMT

Egyptians headed to polling stations on Tuesday and Wednesday to vote on a newly-amended national charter, which improves upon the 2012 version that was frozen upon the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

January 15, 2014

An Egyptian man holds up his finger, proving he has voted in the constitutional polls in his local Cairo voting station. (AFP)
17:58 GMT

Egypt's foreign ministry said Wednesday that over the course of the voting on the country's new constitution, nearly 250 Muslim Brotherhood supporters had been arrested for trying to disrupt the process.