Turkish president Erdogan (L) and Israeli Prime Minister (R). (File photo)
May 31, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a reconciliation agreement that would end six years of freeze in bilateral ties with Turkey is very close.
A file photo of Yemeni fighters. (Twitter)
May 31, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Clashes erupted when hundreds of government forces mounted an offensive on Sunday morning to recapture Bayhan district from Al Houthis.
A view of Beirut's Zeituna Bay at night. (File photo)
May 31, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Mashnouq said that the security forces are waging the "fiercest battle" against attempts to shake the security situation, and that the army intelligence was able to thwart a plan of a terror act in one of the capital's streets.
Egypt's Press Syndicate chief detained for 'harbouring journalists'. (AFP/File)
May 31, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
Amnesty said that at least 20 journalists are currently behind bars, citing the Press Syndicate.
Two Egyptian girls wear masks to protect against swine flu. (AFP/File)
May 31, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
An estimated 90 per cent of Egypt's women have become victims of the practice that includes the removal of all or part of the clitoris. Circumcision is usually done for girls before reaching puberty.
Five years after the fall of Ghaddafi the chaos has severely damaged the Libyan economy. (AFP/File)
May 31, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Even if the crossing is more dangerous demand is high, as Libya's frontiers are uncontrolled and the country is a free transit zone for hundreds of thousands of Africans.
Mohammed Alloush has resigned over what he called the failure of peace talks. (AFP/File)
May 31, 2016 - 05:41 GMT
Syrian opposition senior negotiator Mohammad Alloush announced his resignation late Sunday, citing what he saw as the futility of the UN-led Geneva process to end the country's civil war.
Erdogan's comments come as an unusual contradiction to Turkey's secular values. (AFP/File)
May 31, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogen has turned his fury on family planning, calling on pious Muslims to go forth and multiply.
Volunteers remove the body of a Palestinian shot dead after carrying out a stabbing attack. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 18:12 GMT
A statement released by Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said the Israeli was evacuated to a Tel Aviv hospital and was in moderate condition, adding that police had imposed heightened security in area.
Iraqi forces celebrate as they enter Fallujah. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
May 30, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
Government troops begin their attack from the south side of the city and had "notable progress," Lt. Gen. Abdul Wahab al-Saaidi said to Sumariyah News.
The medical center came under mortar attack last Friday, causing some material damage but no injuries were reported. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The medical center came under mortar attack last Friday, causing some material damage but no injuries were reported.
Al-Sisi called on Egyptians, including media outlets, to not discuss the case again, arguing that the whole matter is now in the hands of parliament, which will in turn discuss the agreement and has the freedom to approve or refuse it. (Twitter)
May 30, 2016 - 14:46 GMT
Court postpones session to Tuesday for the third time, while demanding documentation from government’s lawyers.
Beheading is one of the most common forms of execution in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
Fahd Houssawi, a Nigerian citizen, was executed for the murder of a Saudi police officer.
The hugely popular Rifi has unquestionably emerged as the new leader of Sunnis in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 13:19 GMT
While grass-roots organisations like Beirut Madinati and Baalbek Madinati failed to secure majority seats (although making impressive strides), the Tripoli results usher in a new leadership wave in Northern Lebanon.
Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa sit at a centre for illegal migrants in Misrata, Libya. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
May 30, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Egyptian security sources told Ma'an that the migrants were spotted and arrested near al-Salloum commercial crossing between Libya and Egypt.
Journalists hold a banner reading in Arabic:
May 30, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The three syndicate leaders, who were accused by prosecutors of harbouring fugitives and disseminating false news, refused to pay bail, their lawyer Sayed Abu Zeid added on Monday.