Regional News

April 7, 2014

The eastern militias will immediately hand over the Zuwaitina and Hariga oil terminals under the new deal (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
10:40 GMT

Libya's main eastern militia has agreed to return control of four major state oil terminals to Tripoli.

Algeria's Kabylie region, which is home to many of the country's minority Berbers, is a main site for the anti-Bouteflika protests (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
07:35 GMT

Violence enveloped protests throughout Algeria over the weekend ahead of the country's upcoming presidential elections that are believed to be rigged in favor of incumbent and ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Smoke billows from buildings in the southern city of Aswan on April 6, 2014 following fighting between the Bani Hilal, an Arab tribe, and the Dabudiya, a Nubian family. (AFP)
07:17 GMT

At least two more people were killed on Sunday in the southern governorate of Aswan, renewing deadly tribal clashes that have killed almost two dozen people in three days of fighting.

Jordan's King Abdullah is due to visit Russia on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah is due to pay a working visit to Russia on Wednesday, during which he will meet President Vladimir Putin.

April 6, 2014

Ali Benflis hopes to defeat President Bouteflika, who is seeking his fourth term, in the upcoming presidential elections. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

Presidential hopeful Ali Benflis condemned violence that broke out at a campaign rally for his rival, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Zaatari is the world's second biggest refugee camp and Jordan's fourth largest city. It is home to some 106,000 refugees. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

The Jordanian authorities have dismissed reports that a Syrian refugee woman was killed at Zaatari camp after clashes with security forces broke out this weekend.

April 5, 2014

Protests have erupted frequently in Egypt in response to the government's crackdown on journalists. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

Egyptian journalists went on a one-day strike to protest the killing of reporters covering the anti-government protests.

The U.S. has pledged military assistance to help Algeria battle al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. will provide "security assistance" to Algeria to help them combat al Qaeda linked-militants.

April 4, 2014

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently blocked both Twitter and YouTube because both sites were used to leak stories about government corruption. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT

The Turkish government has lifted the ban on Twitter after a court ordered the ban be reversed.

Tension in the Bahrain-Qatar relationship is rooted in part to tribal conflicts that have been developing for decades (Al Bawaba)
05:00 GMT

Most of the GCC rift conversation has focused on the tense Saudi Arabia-Qatar relationship, but little has been discussed over the Qatar-Bahrain rift.

April 3, 2014

Ban Ki Moon stated his concerns during a meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy at a European Union-African summit in Brussels. (AFP/File)
11:19 GMT

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon recently expressed concern over an Egyptian court's decision to sentence over 500 Muslim Brotherhood members to death.

It is not yet clear how many militants were involved in the Aden attack Wednesday (Gamal Noman/AFP)
07:34 GMT

Al Qaeda-linked attacks in Yemen's southern city of Aden left at least 20 people dead according to new death toll information Wednesday night.

Egyptian Brigadier-General Tarek Al Mergawi was killed in Tuesday's bombings at Cairo University (Ahmed Gamil/AFP)
06:59 GMT

Egypt's Prime Minister called for an emergency meeting Tuesday following three bombings at Cairo University this week.

April 2, 2014

Prime Minister Erdogan recently banned both Twitter and YouTube, outraging the Turkish population. (AFP/File)
19:08 GMT

A Turkish court ruled Wednesday that the ban on Twitter is a violation of individual rights.

Many say the controversial U.S. drone program kills far too many Yemeni civilians. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

The National Organization for Drone Victims is a new organization in Yemen that aims to criminalize the use of U.S. drone strikes in Yemen.