Regional News

October 6, 2013

Bahrain's general prosecutor charged ex-MP Khalil Marzooq with "inciting terrorist crimes" Saturday as part of a nationwide crackdown on Shiite opposition figures (Courtesy of CNN)
04:00 GMT

Bahrain's general prosecutor charged Shiite opposition ex-MP Khalil Marzooq Saturday for "inciting terrorist crimes" due to his public support for the February 14 Coalition that was formed during the February 2011 pro-democracy protests.

October 5, 2013

Tear gas was used to stop Islamist students from assembling Saturday as part of Egyptian authorities' security initiative ahead of Sunday's October war anniversary (Courtesy of CNN)
17:34 GMT

Egyptian police used tear gas to stop Islamist students from assembling in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square Saturday where security forces previously conducted a bloody crackdown on Morsi supporters in August.

Gadhafi's overthrow has created a power vacuum in the North African country where growing clashes between rival clans has undermined Libya's political transition (AFP)
16:21 GMT

Militants near the city of Bani Walid killed at least 12 Libyan soldiers at a checkpoint Saturday.

Tunisia's UGTT, led by Houcine Abassi drafted the political transition roadmap, including the blueprint for the talks between the Islamist Ennahda party and the opposition that started Saturday (AFP)
15:28 GMT

Tunisia's political transition dialogue between the Islamist Ennahda party and the opposition was officially launched Saturday to end the three-month political crisis in the country.

Morsi supporters are calling for more protests on the anniversary of the 1973 October war Sunday (Courtesy of the Baltimore Sun)
13:20 GMT

Supporters of ousted former Egyptian President Morsi are calling for new protests on the anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war anniversary Sunday.

Morsi supporters clashed with Egyptian security forces throughout the country Friday leaving at least four killed in the violent exchanges (Courtesy of STR/AFP/Getty Images)
05:17 GMT

Clashes between Morsi supporters and security forces killed at least four people in Egypt Friday.

October 4, 2013

An injured supporter of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is carried into the Fateh Mosque at Ramses Square (Image credit: Getty)
16:57 GMT

Thousands of Muslim brotherhood supporters took to the streets of Cairo to protest the ouster of ex-President Mohammad Mursi.

Soldiers of the Egyptian Army stand guard near the headquarters of the Egyptian Republican Guard one day after a shooting at the site of a pro-Morsi sit in (Image credit: Getty)
15:24 GMT

Gunmen have attacked an army convoy east of Cairo, killing two soldiers.

Flames rise from the site of a car bomb attack in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. (Image Credit: AFP)
14:57 GMT

Three soldiers and four soldiers have died in a spate of violence across Iraq.

October 3, 2013

Egyptian defense minister Abdel Fatah el-Sisi (R) meets with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton in Cairo. A leaked video shows Mr. Sisi discussing how to gag the press. (Image credit: AFP)
17:17 GMT

A new video has emerged showing Egyptian army chief General Abdel Fatah el-Sisi discussing with senior officers the best tactics to “neutralize” and “terrorize” the media.

A picture taken on outside the Russian embassy in Tripoli shows a car that was destroyed during an attack. Russia has evacuated all embassy staff from Libya. (Image credit: AFP)
16:53 GMT

One day after an attack on its embassy in Tripoli, Russia has evacuated all of its embassy staff and families to neighboring Tunisia.

Ready to respond after the first attack on Hanfi, an anti-Taliban militia leader. [tribune]
07:59 GMT

Fifteen people were killed in an attack on a pro-government, anti-Taliban militia commander in Pakistan on Thursday.

Yemeni forces reclaimed their headquarters in the south late Wednesday after al-Qaeda militants attacked and seized the building Monday (AFP)
07:43 GMT

Yemeni forces announced Wednesday that they have reclaimed control of their army headquarters in the south from al-Qaeda militants who seized the building earlier this week.

Disrespecting the Egyptian flag is now punishable under law with up to a six month prison sentence or a 5,000 pound fine (Courtesy of Chris Newbould/Digital Production Middle East)
06:47 GMT

While Egyptian cabinet members pass draft legislation into law that criminalizes "ridiculing" the nation's flag, an EU convoy met with Muslim Brotherhood leaders to discuss steps for reconciliation between the Islamist opposition and the interim government going forward. Clashes in Suez late Wednesday were also reported, leaving one student dead in the fighting.

Kuwaiti courts sentenced opposition activist Mohammed al-Wushaihi to a three-month jail term because of his Twitter posts that allegedly "defamed" the former premier Sheikh Nasser Mohammed al-Ahmad Al-Sabah (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT

Kuwaiti opposition writer Mohammed al-Wushaihi received a three-month jail sentence Wednesday for using Twitter to post "tweets" about a former prime minister.