Regional News

February 6, 2014

A Yemeni soldier inspects a damaged car at the site of an explosion in Sanaa. [AFP]
05:37 GMT

After ceasefire between Suuni and Shiite locals broke down, Houthi rebels advanced on the capital of Sanaa.

 Libyan youths stand next to blood stains and torn shoes at the scene of a blast that rocked a primary school in Libya's restive second city Benghazi during playtime. [AFP]
05:08 GMT

Another explosion shakes Libya, this time at a Libyan television channel in Eastern Benghazi.

February 5, 2014

Mubarak was ousted from his presidency in 2011. (AFP/File)
19:58 GMT

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was "brought to tears" after seeing the extent of the "corruption and devastation" that the Muslim Brotherhood wrought on Egypt.

According to Egypt, their differences with Qatar are "out of the ordinary" - largely due to the latter's support of the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
16:52 GMT

Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem El Beblawi warned Qatar over its "unfair and dishonest" support of the Muslim Brotherhood, as the Gulf state hosts dozens of fugitive Muslim Brotherhood members and critics of the current military-backed interim government.

Acts of violence against Yemen's armed forces are becoming increasingly common in the restive Gulf country. (AFP/File)
15:24 GMT

Four Yemeni soldiers were shot dead by unidentified gunmen during an attack on a military vehicle in a southern province, an official said on Wednesday.

Car bombs and other attacks have become a near-daily experience throughout Libya since the oust of Gaddafi in 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
12:20 GMT

Explosions in Libya's Benghazi hit a primary school Wednesday, leaving six children wounded.

Morsi was present for the start of the adjourned trial Wednesday, with authorities ordering that he be placed in a soundproof glass block to "prevent him from interrupting proceedings with defiant outbursts" (File Archive/AFP)
11:53 GMT

Formed Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi's murder trial has been adjourned until March 1.

Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, the Kingdom`s grand mufti, prays during the funeral of the Saudi woman and her daughter. [biyokulule]
05:24 GMT

Saudi's Grand Mufti warns against false jihad.

February 4, 2014

Many Tunisians took to the streets in protest over MP Belaid's death last year in what they believed was the former Islamist government's effort to eliminate the country's opposition (Courtesy of Haaretz)
18:33 GMT

The suspected assassin of opposition MP Chokri Belaid who was killed in February last year has allegedly been killed in a police raid outside of Tunis, according to the country's state media Tuesday.

Clashes between Salafi militants and Shiite Houthis in northern Yemen has left over 60 dead in this past weekend alone (AFP)
13:29 GMT

A local ceasefire between Shiite and Sunni communities in northern Yemen was allegedly reached Tuesday following intense clashes last week that have left at least 60 people dead.

Cairo has been cracking down on all Muslim Brotherhood members such as Mohammed Badie since former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's oust in July 2013 (Ahmed Gamil/AFP)
13:10 GMT

Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned Qatar's charge d'affaires Tuesday, demanding the handover of Islamists from Egypt living in Doha.

Egyptian security forces stand guard outside the Police Academy in Cairo where a new hearing in the murder trial of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi opened on February 4, 2014. (AFP)
12:20 GMT

The murder trial of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi will begin on Wednesday when the Egyptian court will begin hearing testimonies, including one from a top military officer.

There has been a major upsurge in violence in the Sinai peninsula since the ousting of Morsi in July, 2013. The army has been launching a major offensive against militant groups in the area since. (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT

The Egyptian army shot dead 21 gunmen affiliated to a radical Takfiri group in the northern Sinai peninsula on Tuesday, a security official said.

Tunisian police officers stand guard in Tunis on January 18, 2013. [tunisia-live]
10:02 GMT

One Tunisian police officer and two Islamist militants are dead after a raid on suspected militant homestead.

Yemen's security forces are often targeted by Islamist militants. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT

At least two people were killed when a bomb hit a bus carrying Yemeni soldiers in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, a medical source said, highlighting the government's weak grip on security in the impoverished country.