Regional News

November 26, 2014

Yemeni security forces hold a position outside a court hearing in Sana'a on November 25, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
11:28 GMT

Also Wednesday, at least 10 people were killed in clashes between tribesmen and Houthi rebels.

Recent fighting between the warring camps in the country's central and western regions has left dozens dead. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT

At least 10 people were killed early Wednesday in clashes between Houthi militants and armed tribesmen in central Sanaa, local residents said.

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of protesters have held numerous demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain, calling for the royal family to give up power. (AFP/File)
06:54 GMT

Bahrani troops have attacked people protesting the Al Khalifa regime security forces' storming of a prominent cleric’s home, amid an ongoing crackdown on dissent.

November 25, 2014

Egyptian rescue workers and residents remove a body from the rubble of a collapsed building on November 25, 2014 in Cairo's northern district of Matariya (AFP)
18:06 GMT

Rescue workers and family members tried to free others trapped in the rubble after the building collapsed. Investigators suspect illegal construction as the cause.

A total of 27 candidates, including one woman, contested Sunday's election for the highest post. (AFP/File)
13:11 GMT

Leader of the centrist Nidaa Tounes party, Beji Caid Essebsi, has been confirmed as the frontrunner in Tunisia's presidential elections.

Saleh, 72, resigned in late 2011 under a Gulf-sponsored settlement between Yemen's political rivals following massive protests calling for his resignation after 33 years in power. (AFP/File)
11:02 GMT

Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was forced to resign two years ago in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings, described the latter as a "tool" aimed at weakening Arab economies and armies.

Yemen continues to struggle with growing instability. (AFP/File)
09:10 GMT

Yemeni security forces rescued seven Yemeni hostages and one foreigner in a special operation against al Qaeda extremists.

Drivers cling to a truck amid flood waters in the southern region of Ouarzazate in Morocco on Nov. 22.  (AFP photo)
08:37 GMT

Most victims were swept away by swollen rivers which also submerged cars, buildings and roads.

There have been numerous demonstrations in Saudi oil-rich Eastern Province since February 2011, with protesters calling for the release of political prisoners and an end to discrimination against minority Shia Muslims. (AFP/File)
08:12 GMT

Saudi Arabia says it has arrested 77 people in connection with a terrorist attack that killed eight Shia Muslims earlier this month, stating that the attack is believed to have been ordered by the ISIL groups.

The country has been witnessing numerous clashes between government forces and rival militia groups. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT

Troops loyal to Libya’s globally-recognized government have taken control of the strategic western town of Kekla after over 40 days of clashes with militias there.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul is calling for the U.S. Congress to formally declare war on ISIL. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

US Senator Rand Paul called for the American Congress' formal declaration of war against ISIL.

November 24, 2014

A former British soldier joined his friend to fight alongside the Kurdish Peshmerga forces. (AFP/File)
17:04 GMT

A former British soldier claims to have joined Kurdish Peshmerga forces in fighting against Islamic State militants.

Citing unnamed officials, the report linked Hagel's resignation to the U.S.-led fight against ISIL. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT

Amid mounting criticism, increasing international volatility and a lame-duck Democratic majority in the Senate, the White House is set to announce the resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

At least 28 people were killed when militants attacked this bus traveling to the capital Nairobi from the north-eastern town of Mandera on early Saturday. (AFP photo)
11:21 GMT

Kenya says its troops also destroyed the camp from which the attack was planned.

Yemen’s southern residents complain that they have been economically and politically marginalized by the central government in Sana’a. (AFP/File)
07:37 GMT

Yemen’s pro-independence Southern Movement says it is going ahead with a plan to form its own government by next month.