Regional News

May 20, 2014

While Tehran has confirmed the visit, the emir's office has not yet done so publicly (File Archive/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Kuwait's top ruler will visit Iran for the first time at the end of this month, representing the latest sign that relations between Tehran and its Arab neighbors truly are thawing.

Thousands of Egyptians cross the border every day for work in Libya (File Archive/AFP)
16:00 GMT

Egypt suspended travel to Libya as of Tuesday due to the ongoing unrest and chaos in its neighboring country.

Citizens living in Egypt will head to the polls early next week (Mohammed Mahjoub/AFP)
12:50 GMT

Presidential candidate Abdel Fattah Al Sisi is ahead in the country's election poll, according to expatriate votes.

Yemen's Houthi movement has clashed with the Yemeni government for years. (AFP/File)
11:52 GMT

Approximately 25 people have been killed in Yemen during clashes between Yemeni security forces and Houthi fighters.

Khalifa Hafta was at the forefront of ousting Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 (File/AFP)
11:39 GMT

Ex-army general Khalifa Haftar vowed to fight radical groups in Libya and launched "Operation Dignity" in an attempt to tacking the country's growing militias.

Militants in the Sinai Peninsula frequently target pipelines. (AFP/File)
08:31 GMT

Militants in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula have once again bombed a gas pipeline.

Ben Ali was overthrown in 2011 via a popular uprising. (AFP/File)
06:53 GMT

Tunisia has formed a commission to investigate abuses inflicted upon the people by former dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.

The U.S. embassy in Tripoli. (File image)
06:45 GMT

U.S. officials are considering closing the American embassy in Libya a day after violence broke out Sunday in the capital city of Tripoli.

Attacks on police and army personnel have become frequent across Egypt since the ouster of Morsi last July. (AFP/File)
06:35 GMT

Three soldiers were killed and nine others were injured early on Tuesday morning in a driveby shooting that took place in Nasr City, east Cairo.

May 19, 2014

Libya's militias have grown immensely powerful since the ouster of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
18:44 GMT

Saudi Arabia has suspended all diplomatic work in Libya due to recent violence.

Cairo's universities have been the site of many protests and bombings since Morsi's ouster. (AFP/File)
18:19 GMT

Multiple people were injured when a bomb detonated at Ain Shams University in eastern Cairo.

Recent violence in Libya has left nearly 80 people dead and over 140 injured. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

The European Union on Monday expressed "deep concern" over recent developments in Libya after armed groups launched attacks on Tripoli's parliamnet and an eastern airbase.

General Khalifa Hafter says he seeks to crush the Islamist militias who have carried out multiple deadly attacks in recent months. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

The army chief has ordered Libya's Islamist militias to come to Tripoli in response to gunmen storming the parliament on Sunday.

Police in Sinai are often targeted by the Egypt-based militant Islamist gorup Ansar Beit Al Maqdis (File Archive/AFP)
15:00 GMT

At least two Egyptian policemen were killed in Minya this weekend, according to the Interior Ministry.

Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been jailed and sentenced to death since Morsi's overthrow. (AFP/File)
13:27 GMT

A Cairo court acquitted 169 people who are loyal to former president Morsi on Monday.