Regional News

September 29, 2014

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, during his speech at the World Economic Forum, 28th September, 2014 (File/AFP)
14:01 GMT

Egyptian officials condemned accusations from Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following the premier's criticism of human rights violations in a back and forth spat between both countries.

A Yemeni boy walks past street art critical of U.S. drone attacks in the country (File/AFP)
13:14 GMT

Three children in Yemen were injured following a U.S. drone strike which killed three Al Qaeda militants in the northern province of Jawf.

President Ashraf Ghani prays with the electoral commission's Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani in Kabul, September 26, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:30 GMT

Afghanistan's new president Ashraf Ghani was sworn in Monday after a longstanding dispute in the country's elections.

Jordan recently joined the likes of France, the U.S. and UK in air striking Islamic State positions in Syria (Image: U.S. Air Force)
09:31 GMT

Jordan's government on Sunday said the security situation in the country was stable amid rumours of jihadi support growing in the towns of Zarqa and Maan.

At least 24 Houthis were injured in the attack, with three people in critical condition (File/AFP)
09:03 GMT

Seven people were killed and dozens injured after a car exploded near a Houthi controlled hospital in Yemen's northeastern province of Mareb.

September 28, 2014

Parliament leader Agelia Saleh Eissa spoke at the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday. (AFP/File)
15:56 GMT

Libya's new parliament held a swearing-in ceremony Sunday.

International attention was forced back on Bahraini authorities this month following the release of renowned rights activist, Maryam al-Khawaja. (AFP/File)
08:47 GMT

Following anti-government protests in 2011, Bahrain's prison population has doubled, boasting at least 2,000 political prisoners and the Arab world's second highest prison population rate per 100,000 people. How did this happen?

September 26, 2014

Syrian refugees arrive at the port of Limassol after being rescued close to Cyprus' coast, September 25, 2014 (File/AFP)
16:39 GMT

A cruise ship off the coast of Cyprus rescued around 300 Syrian refugees from a fishing boat. The refugees had reportedly spent days at sea before being found on the faulty boat.

Over half of Brits (57 per cent) said they supported bombing Islamic State extremists (File/AFP)
10:21 GMT

The majority of the British public back air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria according to a YouGov poll.

September 25, 2014

UK-based Muslim preacher Anjem Choudary. [Press TV]
12:42 GMT

UK police say they have arrested nine men, reportedly including a Muslim preacher, in a London raid, accusing them of involvement in suspected terror acts.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly at the United Nations in New York on September 24, 2014. [AFP]
11:10 GMT

Egypt cancels meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after he brands El-Sisi a 'coup leader' during a UN speech; Turkey says no such meeting was planned

Egyptian security forces deploy at the site of a bomb attack near a checkpoint outside the foreign ministry headquarters in central Cairo on September 21, 2014. [AFP]
08:18 GMT

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on US President Barack Obama to censure Egypt’s human rights record during his Thursday meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

September 24, 2014

Abu Qatada had been deported from the UK to face trail in Jordan (File/AFP)
09:54 GMT

Radical Muslim cleric, Abu Qatada, was acquitted by a Jordan court of planning to carry out attacks against westerners in Amman Wednesday.

Demonstrators hold posters reading "Supporting Herve Gourdel", a French mountain guide who was seized on September 21 evening while trekking in Algeria's rugged, heavily forested Kabylie area, where Al-Qaeda is active (Jean Christophe Magnenet/ AFP).
08:22 GMT

The French government says will do all it can to free hostages, but will not change its position in fighting terrorism.

Is Jordan's Arabic news in trouble? Study finds more than 60 percent of content from local dailies comes from Petra news wire. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

A media study conducted by the newly minted media monitoring site, Akeeb, reports 63 percent of the content printed in major Arabic dailies comes "ready-made" from country news wire Jordan News Agency.