Regional News

September 23, 2013

Saudi Arabia is celebrating its National Day and has been lauded by the OIC for its domestic progress and international relations. (Getty)
14:57 GMT

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday hailed Saudi Arabia's "development and dignity" as the Kingdom celebrates its 81st National Day.

A Cairo court on Monday banned the Muslim Brotherhood, of which Mohamed Morsi is a member. (AFP/File)
14:48 GMT

A Cairo court has banned "all activities" by the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group from which ousted leader Mohamed Morsi hailed. The group now has no legal status.

The MH-60S Knighthawk crashed Sunday into the Red Sea (Courtesy of AP Graphics)
11:06 GMT

Two US airmen are still missing after late Sunday's helicopter crash in the Red Sea.

Opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi's assasination in July launched Tunisia into political turmoil (Courtesy of Voice of America)
08:18 GMT

Tunisia's powerful labor union UGTT announced that it will be organizing protests to oust the current Islamist-led government after talks to implement a new transitional government to end the political crisis in the country fail Saturday.

Supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi wave the 'rabaa' sign of four fingers in a show of solidarity with the Muslim Brotherhood movement in Cairo. (AFP/File)
07:44 GMT

A Cairo court will convene on Monday to deliver its verdict on the future of the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist party, after a leftist party called for its dissolution.

Moroccans protested in Rabat Sunday after gas prices increased under the controversial indexation system (Courtesy of Voice of America)
06:59 GMT

5,000 Moroccans led a peaceful protest in Rabat Sunday in response to price hikes on gas, growing cost of living, and unemployment trends in the country.

September 22, 2013

Although the constitution may be ready in November, Egypt's security is still hanging in the balance over two months after Morsi's ousting. (AFP/File)
18:23 GMT

A spokesperson for the Egyptian constitution's drafting panel said it will be put to a referendum by November.

Egyptians waving the national flag and a portrait of Egyptian Defence Minister and Military Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the district of Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, on September 20, 2013. (AFP)
17:54 GMT

Military spokesman Ahmed Ali says calls for army Commander-in-Chief Abdel Fattah Al Sisi to run for president are a 'popular sentiment'; reiterates army won't intervene in politics.

Tunisian mediator and Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Houcine Abbassi speaks during a press conference to announce the result of its latest bid to mediate an end to the crisis on September 21, 2013 in Tunis. (AFP)
12:49 GMT

Failed talks with the government Saturday have stalled efforts to end the political crisis in the country.

September 21, 2013

Egyptian security forces patrol after attacks. [AFP]
06:12 GMT

Search continues after Egyptian security forces regain control of Kerdasa, town near Cairo.

September 20, 2013

The Islamist-led Tunisian government announced its acceptance of a reform plan to end the political crisis in the country (Courtesy of Amy Keus/Digital Journal)
16:15 GMT

Tunisia's ruling Islamist-led government announced Friday its acceptance of a UGTT-drafted plan to hold national dialogues with opposition figures, reform the government cabinet, and hold new elections.

Security forces have arrested at least 85 individuals in their "hunt" for Morsi supporters in Kerdasa (Courtesy of DW)
13:42 GMT

Security forces have been "hunting" for Morsi supporters in the town of Kerdasa Friday, after storming the town Thursday for the first time since August 14th.

Early Friday morning attacks on a military camp base in Shawba are suspected as AQAP actions (Courtesy of Hurriyet Daily News)
08:38 GMT

At least 40 personnel were killed Friday from al-Qaeda attacks in southern Yemen.

September 19, 2013

An Egyptian armed policeman holds a position in front of a burnt police station in the village of Kerdasa on the outskirts of Cairo, on September 19, 2013. (AFP)
18:11 GMT

51 suspected Islamists have been arrested in Cairo's Kerdasa district over their alleged involvement in an assault on a police station that killed 11 officers.

Usually practicing an open door policy, Turkey has closed border crossings with Syria periodically for security reasons (Courtesy of National Turk)
13:21 GMT

Turkey closed its Oncupinar border gate on Thursday due to clashes between Free Syrian Army and Al-Qaeda affiliated rebel groups in the frontier town of Azaz.