Regional News

February 5, 2014

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.

Obama during a previous meeting with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah. [AFP/File]
05:44 GMT

As part of regularly scheduled visits, Obama is expected to visit Saudi Arabia for discussion in March.

February 3, 2014

King Abdullah II of Jordan. [AFP]
17:55 GMT

Jordan vows to ensure that its own interests will be kept safe in the Palestinian peace talks.

The U.S. feared Libya's chemical weapons would fall into the hands of "terrorists". (AFP/File)
13:52 GMT

U.S. and Libyan officials announced Monday that the last of the chemical weapons that were around under former leader Muammar Gaddafi have been destroyed.

The mortar shells landed approximately thirty meters from the wall of the French Embassy (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
07:22 GMT

Mortar shells targeted the French Embassy in Yemen Monday evening.

February 2, 2014

Ansar Beit Al Maqdis has claimed many of the bomb attacks in Sinai targeting Egyptian soldiers (File Archive/AFP)
11:31 GMT

Car bombs left three civilians wounded in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula Sunday.

Saudi is seeking information on connections to terrorist funding sources. [rediff]
05:25 GMT

Meant to fight terrorism by imposing high penalties to funding sources, Saudi enacts counter-terrorism law.

January 31, 2014

Egyptian media reported that 26 people were injured in the violence that took place in the north-eastern Cairo’s Matariya district.
18:36 GMT

Egyptian security forces broke up a set-in by backers of ousted President Mohammad Mursi in an area of Cairo on Friday, prompting heavy clashes in nearby streets.