Regional News

June 27, 2013

KUWAIT: Candidates began registering for Kuwait's second parliamentary election in eight months amid a political crisis that has stalled development in the wealthy Gulf state and a boycott by the opposition. (Photo AFP)
13:39 GMT

Despite a boycott by the opposition, candidates have begun registering for Kuwait’s second parliamentary election in eight months.

Libyan state security forces known as the "National Mobile Forces" patroling the street with the help of local rebels who know the Tripoli area, Novemeber 2012 (File photo: AFP)
13:03 GMT

Rival militias clashed in the Libyan capital overnight

The head of Dubai Police believes unrest in the Arab world is making life tougher for police forces in their fight to wipe out drugs.
12:59 GMT

The head of Dubai Police believes unrest in the Arab world is making life tougher for police forces in their fight to wipe out drugs.

(Image of an explosion at an oil pipeline, used for illustrative purposes)
11:59 GMT

Tribesmen in the Yemeni province of Marib have launched an attack on an oil pipeline, disrupting the flow of oil

Turkey said on Wednesday it had asked Twitter to set up a representative office inside the country, which could give it a tighter rein over the micro-blogging site it has accused of helping stir weeks of anti-government protests. (Photo Flickr)
10:33 GMT

Turkey said on Wednesday it had asked Twitter to set up a representative office inside the country, which could give it a tighter rein over the micro-blogging site it has accused of helping stir weeks of anti-government protests.

A view of the Sinai desert, where three of the spying suspects hail from. (file Al Bawaba)
09:19 GMT

Three Egyptians, two Arab-Israelis and four Israeli military intelligence officials have been put on trial over charges of spying for Israel.

EGYPT, Cairo : A chained protester wearing a picture of President Morsi poses as hundreds of Egyptian anti-government protesters shout political slogans against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Egypt's landmark Tahrir square as they watch Morsi's speech protesting against government and the Muslim Brotherhood on June 26. (AFP)
06:28 GMT

At least two people were killed and 200 wounded on Wednesday after clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, security and health officials said.

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi announced seven decisions on Wednesday, while barely mentioning next week's mass rallies to demand his ouster. (File photo / Al Bawaba)
06:28 GMT

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi announced seven decisions on Wednesday, while barely mentioning next week's mass rallies to demand his ouster.

June 26, 2013

A plume of smoke is seen rising from the Libyan capital Tripoli earlier this year (file AFP)
21:00 GMT

Armed clashes between rebels broke out in Tripoli, and an army officer was killed in Benghazi after a bomb in his car exploded.

Politically driven clashes broke out between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and anti-Morsi protesters in the Nile Delta late on Wednesday. (AFP)
20:00 GMT

Supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi clashed in the city of Mansoura in the Nile Delta on Wednesday evening, leaving at least one dead.

Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, new Qatari prime minister is seen on May 4. (AFP)
17:24 GMT

Minister for internal affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani has been appointed the new prime minister of Qatar in one of several moves to reshuffle the cabinet by the new emir.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the new emir of Qatar. (AFP file)
17:02 GMT

Qatar's new emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani spoke of regional issues and foreign policy during his first address to the nation, but did not touch upon the cabinet reshuffle that is expected to happen imminently.

An image grab taken from Qatar TV shows the new Emir of Qatar, 33-year-old Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, delivering his first televised speech to the nation as Emir in Doha on Wednesday. Tamim's accession makes him the youngest sovereign of any of the Gulf Arab monarchies. AFP PHOTO / QATAR TV
16:10 GMT

Qatari insiders are expecting the current prime minister to be replaced by the minister of internal affairs, as the tiny Gulf state prepares for their new emir to make a nationwide address.

(Image of a prison used for illustrative purposes)
11:18 GMT

Saudi rights campaigner Abdulkarim al-Khader has been sentenced to eight years in prison for inciting sedition

Egypt's Salafist Nour Party will neither participate in the June 28 pro-government protests by Islamist forces or the June 30 anti-government protests by opposition forces, party leader Younis Makhioun announced Tuesday. (File photo / Al Bawaba)
10:33 GMT

Egypt's Salafist Nour Party will neither participate in 28 June pro-government protests by Islamist forces or 30 June anti-government protests by opposition forces, party leader Younis Makhioun announced Tuesday.