Regional News

May 27, 2014

Two policemen and one civilian were killed in the attacks (File/AFP)
12:35 GMT

Three people died on Tuesday in two separate car bomb attacks in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, according to security officials.

Ahmed Maiteeq was sworn in as prime minister late on Monday evening (File/AFP)
11:26 GMT

Ahmed Maiteeq's home was attacked on Tuesday by gunmen who threw grenades into the property. One militant was killed in the battle between security forces and the gunmen, sources say.

Nine pro-Palestinian Turkish activists were killed after attacking Israeli Defence Force naval commandos during Israel´s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip in 2010 (File Archive/ AFP).
11:01 GMT

Israel has appealed to Interpol against Turkey issuing warrants for former IDF officers involved in the raid on the Mavi Marmara ship during Israel´s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip in May 2010.

The Muslim Brotherhood has been labeled a terrorist organization by both the Saudi and the Egyptian governments. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT

Nine university professors have been arrested in Saudi Arabi for alleged links with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.

Eygptians now have an extra hour to vote (File Archive/ AFP)
08:41 GMT

In Egypt´s final day of presidential elections citizens have received an extra hour to vote and government workers the day as a holiday.

Ahmed Maiteeq has called for negotiations to end Libya's current crisis. (AFP/File)
06:52 GMT

Ahmed Maiteeq has been sworn in as Libya's new prime minister.

May 26, 2014

Egyptians are voting for a new president on May 26 and 27. (AFP/File)
17:54 GMT

An NGO coalition has reported some violations at Egypt's polls Monday.

Mahlab said no election violations have been reported by international election observers. (AFP/File)
15:20 GMT

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said Egypt's cabinet will resign as soon as the presidential election results are announced.

A record six candidates are due to run for the position of President of Israel - Shimon Peres is set to be replaced - in the upcoming June elections. All six hopefuls have received backing of Knesset members. (AFP/File)
09:11 GMT

A record six candidates are due to run for the position of President of Israel in the upcoming elections. All six hopefuls have received backing of Knesset members.

Polls will be open for Egyptians to vote on Monday and Tuesday this week (Marwan Naamani/AFP)
06:54 GMT

Egyptians will head to the polls to vote for the country's next president starting Monday.

The group said on Sunday that holding the election will not give legitimacy to “the criminal”, referring to former army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. (AFP/File)
06:48 GMT

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has boycotted the upcoming presidential election due to be held on May 26-27.

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE recalled their ambassadors from Qatar in April. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Bahrain's foreign minister said the ambassador to Qatar will not be reinstated anytime soon.

May 25, 2014

Egypt is considered to be one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. (AFP/File)
19:36 GMT

Two prominent human rights activists began a hunger strike Sunday to show their solidarity with detained al Jazeera journalists who have been on a hunger strike since January.

Nabeel Rajab was imprisoned for criticizing the Bahraini government and for partaking in anti-government demonstrations. (AFP/File)
16:05 GMT

Prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has called for serious dialogue in Bahrain.

The Muslim Brotherhood was deemed a terrorist organization by the current Egyptian government. (AFP/File)
14:50 GMT

A judicial disciplinary body in Egypt has suspended 16 judges for their alleged links to the Muslim Brotherhood.