Regional News

May 28, 2014

Britain has been criticized for its costly role in Iraq and Afghanistan during times of economic hardship (File/AFP)
13:56 GMT

British wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cost over $50 billion, according to a prominent defence think-tank.

Bahrain rejected 42 claims of human rights violations and violence outlined in the U.S. report (File/AFP)
13:16 GMT

Bahrain's interior ministry denied wrongdoing after a report on violence and human rights in the country was released by the U.S. State Department.

Libya's government is struggling to control multiple violent militias. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

Due to growing instability in Libya, the U.S. State Department has issued a warning urging Americans in Libya to leave as soon as possible.

May 27, 2014

Syrian envoy Bahjat Suleiman was given 24 hours to leave by Jordanian authorities (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

The Syrian National Coalition called the expulsion of Assad's envoy to Jordan a "great victory," Monday, despite Amman attempting to downplay the incident.

At least five soldiers were killed in the Tuesday's attacks (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
13:38 GMT

At least five Yemeni soldiers were killed on-duty from a Shiite rebel-led attack on the officials in the city of Amran.

Two policemen and one civilian were killed in the attacks (File/AFP)
12:35 GMT

Three people died on Tuesday in two separate car bomb attacks in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, according to security officials.

Ahmed Maiteeq was sworn in as prime minister late on Monday evening (File/AFP)
11:26 GMT

Ahmed Maiteeq's home was attacked on Tuesday by gunmen who threw grenades into the property. One militant was killed in the battle between security forces and the gunmen, sources say.

Nine pro-Palestinian Turkish activists were killed after attacking Israeli Defence Force naval commandos during Israel´s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip in 2010 (File Archive/ AFP).
11:01 GMT

Israel has appealed to Interpol against Turkey issuing warrants for former IDF officers involved in the raid on the Mavi Marmara ship during Israel´s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip in May 2010.

The Muslim Brotherhood has been labeled a terrorist organization by both the Saudi and the Egyptian governments. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT

Nine university professors have been arrested in Saudi Arabi for alleged links with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.

Eygptians now have an extra hour to vote (File Archive/ AFP)
08:41 GMT

In Egypt´s final day of presidential elections citizens have received an extra hour to vote and government workers the day as a holiday.

Ahmed Maiteeq has called for negotiations to end Libya's current crisis. (AFP/File)
06:52 GMT

Ahmed Maiteeq has been sworn in as Libya's new prime minister.

May 26, 2014

Egyptians are voting for a new president on May 26 and 27. (AFP/File)
17:54 GMT

An NGO coalition has reported some violations at Egypt's polls Monday.

Mahlab said no election violations have been reported by international election observers. (AFP/File)
15:20 GMT

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said Egypt's cabinet will resign as soon as the presidential election results are announced.

A record six candidates are due to run for the position of President of Israel - Shimon Peres is set to be replaced - in the upcoming June elections. All six hopefuls have received backing of Knesset members. (AFP/File)
09:11 GMT

A record six candidates are due to run for the position of President of Israel in the upcoming elections. All six hopefuls have received backing of Knesset members.

Polls will be open for Egyptians to vote on Monday and Tuesday this week (Marwan Naamani/AFP)
06:54 GMT

Egyptians will head to the polls to vote for the country's next president starting Monday.