Regional News

October 1, 2013

Egyptian courts have banned all Muslim Brotherhood activities in the country, but will hear an appeal on this decision October 22nd (Courtesy of Crispian Balmer/Reuters)
16:41 GMT

An Egyptian court will hear an appeal on October 22nd against its decision to ban and seize funds from all Muslim Brotherhood activities in the country.

Six Egyptian soldiers have been killed in the army's ongoing crackdown on militants in the Sinai peninsula. (AFP/File)
09:22 GMT

An Egyptian soldier was killed by militants in the Sinai peninsula, bringing the deathtoll of military forces during the army's crackdown on the area to six on Monday alone.

The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Suez has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a military court. It seems likely that all those seen to be involved in the deadly clashes between the state and the Islamists in August will receive strict sentences. (AFP/File)
08:16 GMT

Muslim Brotherhood leader in Suez Mohamed Mongey was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Suez military court Monday, signalling the tough measures the new interim government is taking with members of the Islamist group following Morsi's ouster.

Will Sisi run for president? (AFP/File)
07:38 GMT

A new wave of campaigns in Egypt call on army chief Abdel-Fattah Al Sisi to run in upcoming presidential elections

September 30, 2013

Bahraini women hold a placard reading 'Stop dictatorship in Bahrain' as they take part in an anti-government protest.(Image credit: AFP)
16:49 GMT

A court in Bahrain jailed 37 Shiites for up to 15 years for carrying out "terrorist crimes" in the kingdom.

September 29, 2013

The Egyptian army is continuing with its crackdown on militants in the Sinai peninsula (AFP/File)
10:08 GMT

Snipers shoot dead second Egyptian soldier on Saturday as army carries out air and ground strikes on Islamist insurgents.

Hacktivist group "Jordan Anonymous" attacked Jordan PM Abdullah Ensour's website late Saturday in response to rising taxes in the Kingdom (Courtesy of Jordan Times)
09:51 GMT

Computer hackers from the group, Anonymous Jordan, attacked the Prime Minister's website late Saturday leaving messages in protest against rising taxes in the Kingdom.

Tunisian President Marzouki has called on Egyptian authorities to release President Morsi from detention (Reuters)
09:12 GMT

Cairo recalled its ambassador to Tunisia after the North African President demanded the release of former Egyptian President Morsi.

Egypt's Nabil Fahmy says that the roadmap guiding the transition in the country has established "principles of justics, freedom and democracy as a basis of governance" (Courtesy of World Bulletin)
07:51 GMT

The Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy announced Saturday that Egypt's governmental transition will end "by next spring."

September 28, 2013

Iraq is experiencing its highest levels of violence since 2008 (Image credit: AFP)
15:57 GMT

A spate of deadly attacks across Iraq killed eleven people. Nearly 750 people have died in September due to sectarian violence.

Tunisian mediator and Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) Houcine Abbassi speaks during a press conference (Image credit: AFP)
15:13 GMT

In a major breakthrough, Tunisia's Islamist government has agreed to step down after three weeks of negotiations with the opposition.

September 26, 2013

Following Obama's speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, analysts say that Egyptian-US relations are feeling unsettled. (AFP/File)
10:02 GMT

Barack Obama's comments at the UN are being seen by some in Egypt as a sign of US acceptance of Morsi's ouster. The speech elicited mixed reactions from Egypt on their relations with the US.

The head of the drafting committee for the Egyptian constitution said Thursday the final draft will be ready by Eid Al Adha on October 14. (AFP/File)
08:05 GMT

Amr Moussa, head of the new Egyptian constitution drafting committee, said Thursday that the final draft of the document will be ready before Eid Al Adha, on the 14th October.

The Egyptian army has launched a massive operation against militants in the Sinai peninsula. (AFP/File)
07:35 GMT

Egyptian government forces have been pushing on with their crackdown against the Sinai peninsula, with army helicopters flying overhead as troops storm militant strongholds in the area.

UGTT has called for nationwide peaceful protests to end the political crisis and oust the Islamist-led government (Courtesy of Foreign Policy Journal)
04:00 GMT

Tunisia's UGTT announced planned protests for Thursday through its Facebook page Wednesday.