Regional News

July 18, 2014

Libya's main international airport has been reduced to rubble from fighting between Zintan and Misrata militias over the past week alone (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
14:57 GMT

Fresh fighting in Libya's capital was reported Friday despite earlier news that a ceasefire between the warring militias had been reached.

Libya's main airport in Tripoli has been severely damaged from fighting between the Zintan and Misrata militias (STR/AFP)
13:47 GMT

Libyan fighters in the country's capital who have been clashing at the country's main airport have agreed to a ceasefire

Militias throughout Libya have been fighting for power and control over the country's territory and resources since the oust of Moammar Gaddafi in 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Libyan leadership called on the United Nations late Thursday to assist the country's security forces in their effort to restore order in what has the potential to turn into a failed state.

July 17, 2014

Libyan security forces have struggled to combat armed militia groups who have grown powerful since Gaddafi's overthrow. (AFP/File)
13:57 GMT

Intense fighting at the Libyan airport in Tripoli has left 30 dead.

The UN estimates that 13 percent of the 4.5 million children under the age of five are "acutely malnourished" (File/AFP)
11:38 GMT

Around 40 percent of Yemen's population faces a serious food crisis according to a United Nations report. The UN's sister body UNICEF also said Yemeni children are showing signs of stunting.

Various political groups called for the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt to be opened permanently (File/AFP)
09:39 GMT

Political groups in Egypt joined forces to support Palestinian resistance against Israel while denouncing a recent truce deal brokered by Cairo between Tel Aviv and Hamas.

Tunisian security forces have been struggling to extricate militants from the Chaambi Mountains. (AFP/File)
09:21 GMT

Fourteen Tunisian soldiers were killed in an attack by militants at a military checkpoint near the Algerian border.

Libya's capital airport has been under attack for the past four days (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Rocket fire targeted Libya's main international airport for a fourth straight day Wednesday.

July 16, 2014

Approximately 300,000 refugees in Turkey live in the country's border camps (File Archive/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Turkey may force Syrian refugees to leave the country's city centers in Ankara's latest move to "deal" with the influx of refugees in the country.

A soldier examines the remains of a rocket fired from Israel into the south of Lebanon, December 29, 2013 (File/AFP)
10:16 GMT

Lebanese security forces clamped down on rocket attacks into Israel after the Jewish state retaliated with heavy artillery shelling in the south of the country.

Libyan officials expressed fear that militants could try to take over the country's capital, Tripoli (File/AFP)
08:16 GMT

Libyan militants in Iraq and Syria are returning back home to fight a breakaway militia group led by rogue ex-general, Khalifa Haftar, security officials say.

July 15, 2014

Abu Qatada is currently in Jordan on trial for plotting to kill tourists during turn-of-the-millennium celebrations in Amman (File Archive)
13:57 GMT

One of the top radical religious leaders who is presently on trial for terrorism in Jordan denounced the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria's so-called caliphate as "void" Tuesday.

July 14, 2014

The Cairo Appeals Court for Urgent Cases abrogated the ban issued in May by a lower court and said there is no evidence that the banned members were involved in corruption (AFP/ File).
18:00 GMT

An Egyptian court has lifted the ban on members of former president Hosni Mubarak's political party from running for parliament, as there was no constitutional stipulation requiring this.

Libya grapples with rising insecurity as the government struggles to control armed militias. (AFP/File)
06:59 GMT

At least six people have been killed and 25 wounded in clashes between rival militias in Libya's Tripoli.

Kuwait called for the urgent meeting on Gaza to be held in Cairo Monday (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Arab Foreign Ministers will meet in Cairo today to discuss the ongoing Israeli military campaign on Gaza that has left over 1,000 wounded in days.