Regional News

November 8, 2014

Members of pro-government Libyan forces fire at Islamist militiamen on Nov. 3 near Libya's restive city of Benghazi. (AFP/Mohamed El-Sheikhi)
05:00 GMT

Libya's Supreme Court has dissolved the country's parliament, its only internationally recognized government body.

November 7, 2014

Iraqi special forces advance in the Jurf al-Sakhr area on Oct. 30, after they retook the area from ISIL jihadists. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
20:43 GMT

The AP report said the president was also requesting $5 billion from Congress.

Libyans wave the national flag as they celebrate the decision of the supreme court to invalidate the internationally recognized parliament, setting the stage for deepening political chaos. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
19:00 GMT

Libya’s parliament moved to Tobruk after an armed group from the town of Misrata seized the capital and most government institutions in August.

Jordanian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood protest in Amman against the storming of al-Aqsa compound on Nov. 7. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
16:09 GMT

Hammam Saeed described the 1994 treaty between Amman and Tel Aviv as "shameful."

Palestinian youths throw stones during clashes with Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem on Nov. 7. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
15:53 GMT

Hundreds of Palestinians battled Israeli security forces on Friday, as tensions continued unabated in Jerusalem and the West Bank, according to news reports.

Fayez Abu Eitta, a Fatah leader in Gaza, speaks on the phone as he inspects damage to his car. At least 10 explosions hit houses and cars belonging to Fatah members in Gaza on Friday. (AFP/ Mohammed Abed)
12:53 GMT

Bomb attacks overnight targeted the homes and cars of Fatah leaders in Gaza.

Israeli security forces clash with Palestinian youths in the refugee camp of Shuafat in east Jerusalem, on Nov. 6. AFP/Ahmad Gharabli
12:11 GMT

Tension has been running high in East Jerusalem since Israel closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound last week following the shooting of an extremist rabbi in west Jerusalem.

This image from Twitter is said to show the aftermath of the shooting attack in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.
08:30 GMT

The total number of dead now stands at 13 from Monday's shooting attack and its aftermath.

The Mavi Marmara (AFP file photo).
08:16 GMT

Nine Turkish activists were killed in the storming of the vessel Mavi Marmara in 2010.

Masked Palestinian youths use doors as shields during clashes with Israeli security forces in the Palestinian refugee camp of Shuafat in East Jerusalem on Nov. 6.  (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
07:52 GMT

Hamas and Islamic Jihad issued separate statements calling on Palestinians to take to the streets following Friday prayers.

Iraq says its air force has hit a number of ISIL positions in Salahuddin and Anbar provinces.  (AFP file photo)
07:23 GMT

Iraq's Ministry of Defense said that the Iraqi air force carried out "effective strikes" in the oil-rich town of Baiji in Salahuddin Province.

November 6, 2014

The Kurdish efforts to liberate territory from ISIL are just the first stage in a major military operation, the KDP official said. (File/AFP)
20:05 GMT

Chancellor Masrour Barzani spoke about ISIL and the recent successes of recapturing territory. However, Barzani calls on Iraq and international community to assist the Peshmerga.

The UN-backed parliament in Libya was dissolved by the Constitutional Court. (AFP/File)
13:36 GMT

Libya’s Constitutional Court has announced the dissolution of the country’s UN-backed parliament amid the continued operation of another legislature in the capital, Tripoli.

The former US Navy SEAL was criticised by his peers for allegedly leaking military information (Image: Twitter)
13:29 GMT

The US Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan three years ago has been named as Rob O'Neill.

Armed militants seized the oil field, according to Libyan Oil Ministry sources (File/AFP)
09:49 GMT

Libya's major El Sharara oil field, which produces an estimated 200,000 barrels per day, halted production following its seizure by armed militants.