Regional News

October 12, 2013

More than 100,000 Syrians living in Egypt have tried to leave for Europe on overcrowded ships (AFP)
05:00 GMT

Egyptian naval personnel rescued 116 migrants traveling by boat after their vessel capsized Friday, but at least 12 migrants drowned before personnel were able to assist them to safety. Naval vessels were still searching for more survivors late Friday.

October 11, 2013

Bombs targeting Egyptian soldiers during routine military operations in Sinai's Rafah left seven individuals wounded Friday (Stringer/AFP)
17:58 GMT

Bombs targeting Egyptian army vehicles in the Sinai border town of Rafah has left at least seven soldiers wounded Friday.

A car bomb targeting the Swedish consulate in Benghazi Friday have heightened questions regarding Libya's future during a week of renewed chaos in the North African country (Reuters)
16:28 GMT

A car bomb targeting the Swedish consulate in Benghazi and the International Criminal Court's decision to allow Gaddafi's spy chief to be tried in Libya Friday have heightened questions regarding Libya's future during a week of renewed chaos in the North African country.

Suicide bombers targeted three members of Yemen's Southern Movement who were en route to demonstrations in Aden scheduled for Saturday to protest current national dialogue talks and renew calls for southern secession (Courtesy of Global Research Canada)
15:44 GMT

A suicide bomber wounded at least three members of Yemen's Southern Movement while the activists were en route to demonstrations in Aden to protest the current direction of national dialogue talks in Sanaa.

At least 77 people have been killed within the past week in Egypt, marking this period as the deadliest since the interim government's crackdown on Morsi supporters in mid-August (AFP)
14:42 GMT

Police fired tear gas to break up clashes between pro-Morsi and pro-military groups in Alexandria Friday, and an Islamist alliance urged Morsi supporters to avoid Tahrir protests in Cairo.

Zeidan says he will release more information about the political party responsible for his kidnapping in the upcoming days (AFP/Getty)
07:33 GMT

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has accused a “political party” for his kidnap from a Tripoli hotel Thursday, but did not elaborate or give names on possible suspects.

Turkey's PM implemented reforms aimed at improving Ankara's relationship with the Kurdish community, but the Kurdish PKK, led by Abdullah Ocalan, announced Thursday that the reforms fall short of expectations (Courtesy of the Kurdistan Tribune)
07:08 GMT

Turkey's decision to extend its air strike mandate may undermine Turkey's ceasefire withe the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK).

October 10, 2013

Muslim pilgrims arrive to perform the afternoon prayer in Mecca's Grand Mosque. (Image credit: AFP)
17:31 GMT

Two more Saudis have died of the MERS coronavirus a few days before the HAJ, which begins on Sunday.

The United States has provided billions in aid to Cairo since the 1979 in efforts to ensure peace. [washingtonpost]
13:42 GMT

Egypt responds to US changes in military aid.

Four Egyptian soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb in the Sinai peninsula on Thursday. (AFP/File)
11:14 GMT

A suicide bomb went off in the Sinai peninsula on Thursday, killing four Egyptian soldiers and injuring five.

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been freed by the rebels who kidnapped him from a hotel on Thursday morning. (AFP/File)
11:01 GMT

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been freed by former rebels who seized him from a hotel earlier on Thursday following the capture of a senior Al Qaeda official on Saturday.

The MERS virus has killed 58 individuals globally, with 49 of the fatal cases originating from Saudi Arabia (AP)
09:48 GMT

Saudi Arabia announced Thursday that the Kingdom is MERS-free ahead of Sunday's annual hajj.

Egypt prepares for new constitution. [nation.com]
09:17 GMT

In an attempt to recover governmental leadership standards post Morsi, Egypt is drafting a new constitution.

Thirty suspects will be tried in the UAE November 5th for their alleged setup of an illegal branch of the Muslim Brotherhood (Courtesy of Gulf News)
08:48 GMT

Thirty suspects will be tried in the UAE next month for their alleged setup of an illegal branch of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Gulf country.

EU rep Catherine Ashton says she found potential for sustainable democracy in Egypt during her recent visit. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT

European Union official Catherine Ashton, who has worked closely with the Muslim Brotherhood and the interim Egyptian government, said that the clashes seen in Egypt this week prove the deep polarisation and mistrust inherent in Egyptian society.