Regional News

November 10, 2013

Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy gives an interview to the Agence France Presse at his office on November 9, 2013 in Cairo. (AFP)
06:02 GMT

Following the suspension of US military aid to Egypt, Cairo is looking to expand cooperation with Russia, according to foreign minister Nabil Fahmy.

Controversy over the legality over Mubarak's detention continues. [hangthebankers]
03:56 GMT

Although he is being transferred to temporary detention, former president Hosni Mubarak will remain under house arrest.

November 8, 2013

Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy speaks during a joint news conference with his Spanish counterpart Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo after their meeting in Madrid November 7, 2013. [REUTERS/Sergio Perez]
11:08 GMT

Egyptian foreign minister Nabil Fahmy has said that parliamentary elections will be held between February and March

November 7, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry  meets with Jordanian King Abdullah II at the royal palace November 7, 2013 in Amman, Jordan. [Getty]
17:42 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Thursday for more international aid to help Jordan cope with the crisis of Syrian refugees.

[independent.co.uk]
15:27 GMT

Washington looking to allies to assist UN in the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons

Egyptian protester wears a Guy Fawkes mask while posing for a photo next to a mural painted overnight on the exterior wall of the presidential palace depicting president Mohammed Morsi, left, former military council ruler Hussein Tantawi, center and ousted President Mubarak with Arabic that reads "No, the brotherhood's constitution is not valid, in Cairo. [AP Photo/Nasser Nasser
14:20 GMT

Minister Hazem El-Beblaw says ousted President Hosni Mubarak will remain under house arrest even after the state of emergency ends on 14 November.

Morocco's King Mohammed VI told reporters that he did not "need lessons from anybody" on his country's human rights record in the Western Sahara (Courtesy of the Moroccan Embassy)
13:16 GMT

Moroccan King Mohammed VI told reporters late Wednesday that his country did not "need lessons from anybody" on its human rights record particularly in the annexed Western Sahara.

The Turkish authorities seized 1,200 rockets near the Syrian border on Thursday. (AFP/File)
12:55 GMT

Acting on a tip off, the Turkish authorities on Thursday confiscated 1,200 rocket warheads some 30 miles from the Syrian border.

Libya's militias will no longer receive payments from the government after December 31st unless they enroll in the country's official security forces (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
06:40 GMT

Libya's government announced Wednesday that it will stop paying armed groups from the 2011 uprisings and urged oil companies not to enter deals with terminals controlled by militia in the east of the country,

An Egyptian solider looks out from his guardpost in the Sinai peninsula. The armed forces have launched a steady offensive against militants in the area since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. (AFP/File)
06:03 GMT

Three Islamist militants were killed by the Egyptian armed forces as the army continues its major crackdown on militant groups in the lawless Sinai peninsula.

November 6, 2013

The Egyptian government banned the Muslim Brotherhood activities in September earlier this year (Khalil Hamra/AP)
10:03 GMT

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood lost its appeal case disputing the government's ban of the group's activities Tuesday.

Suspected Al Qaeda members are arrested by Turkish police after an operation earlier in the region. [guardian]
07:40 GMT

After months-long investigations, Turkey arrested and detained 16 suspected Al Qaeda terrorists throughout the country.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is the 25th and current Prime Minister of Turkey, in office since 2003. [balkanstory]
07:28 GMT

While Turkey believes Morsi should not be held as a political prisoner, Egypt is outraged over Turkey requests to set what they believe to be a criminal prisoner free.

US Secretary of State John Kerry will be arriving in Amman on Thursday as part of a regional tour to discuss ongoing developments in the Middle East. (AFP)
05:57 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry will be arriving in Amman on Thursday as part of a regional tour to discuss ongoing developments in the Middle East.

10 Emiratis tried Tuesday are among 61 Islamists who were convicted by a UAE court in July of plotting to overthrow the government (Courtesy of Freedom House)
03:00 GMT

Tuesday's Muslim Brotherhood trial in the United Arab Emirates was adjourned until November 12th. Thirty Emiratis and Egyptians are accused of setting up an illegal branch of the Brotherhood in the Emirates.