Regional News

November 20, 2013

A recent poll taken in Egypt has shown that more than half of the population are satisfied with how the interim government has been performing since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi in July. (AFP/File)
14:54 GMT

A recent poll taken in Egypt has shown that more than half of the population are satisfied with how the interim government has been performing since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi in July.

Clashes between Al-Qaeda militants and Yemen security officials, including the country's army, have escalated since the oust of the former president in 2011 (Reuters)
12:04 GMT

Clashes between al-Qaeda militants and security officials left six dead in Yemen's southeastern Hadramawt province. Three militants and three police personnel were killed.

Iraqi security forces stand at the site of a bomb attack. [presstv.ir]
09:26 GMT

At least 24 people have been killed and 65 others wounded in a wave of bombings in mostly Shia areas of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.

The 2011 Mohamed Mahmoud street clashes left 47 dead and at least 3,000 injured (Reuters)
07:44 GMT

Ten soldiers were reported dead Wednesday from a bomb blast targeting a military vehicle in Sinai. Wednesday's blast follows Tuesday's memorial of the 2011 Mohamed Mahmoud street clashes that has left

Rebel Free Syrian Army fighters drag a man suspected of being a shabiha or pro-regime militiamen on 31 July in Aleppo. [Emin Ozmen AFP/Getty Images]
04:00 GMT

Syrian rebels executed civilian prisoners in their custody during a battle in the Christian village of Sadad from October 21 to 28, 2013, reports Human Rights Watch.

November 19, 2013

attend a demonstration alongside Libyan civilians in Tripoli against the presence of militia in the capital and in support of the army and police on November 19, 2013. [MAHMUD TURKIA/Getty Images]
17:36 GMT

Libya's government announces plans to remove militias operating outside its control from the capital

Ban condemns Iran embassy attack in Beirut. [fotostory / Shutterstock.com]
17:03 GMT

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned on Tuesday the terrorist bombing near the Iranian embassy in Beirut's Bir Hassan neighborhood.

At least 22 people were killed in a double bomb attack outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut on November 19, 2013. [Getty Images]
16:13 GMT

Iran blames Israel for Beirut blasts as Al-Qaeda offshoot lays claim

Demonstrators in downtown Cairo mark the second year anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud. [GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images]
15:26 GMT

Dozens of supporters and opponents of the army gathered in Tahrir to mark the anniversary of anti-military protests, amid mounting anger over a memorial to those killed in Egypt's uprising.

A Manama appeals court on Tuesday upheld the 15 year-long jail terms for 17 Shiites convicted over attacking state security forces. (AFP/File)
11:07 GMT

A Manama appeals court on Tuesday upheld the 15 year-long jail terms for 17 Shiites convicted over attacking state security forces.

Mansour wishes to return to his work in the constitutional court rather than run for president next year (AFP)
08:58 GMT

Egypt's interim leader Adly Mansour will not run for president in elections scheduled to commence next year.

Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square, the site of the infamous Mohamed Mahmoud clashes is 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
05:42 GMT

The fact-finding committee responsible for investigating the 2011 Mohamed Mahmoud clashes has concluded that security forces are to blame for using excessive force against protestors and causing "deliberate killings."

Militias, particularly those hailing from Misrata, have been ordered to leave the capital within 72 hours as of Monday (Gianluigi Guercia/AFP)
05:26 GMT

Libyan troops were deployed to the country's capital to drive out militias who have been given 72 hours as of Monday to leave the city.

November 18, 2013

Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh told reporters Monday that the Hashemite Kingdom has "officially" requested UNSC seat (AFP/Getty Images)
10:04 GMT

Jordan officially requested a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council Monday, following Saudi Arabia's decision to decline the seat in October.

Libyan rebel groups have established checkpoints nationwide as they compete for power and territory control with other militias as well as the central government (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
08:37 GMT

Escalating violence in Libya, including late Sunday's death and kidnap of two intelligence officers, is becoming a point of worry for Libya's neighbors and the international community. Militia forces from Misrata have been ordered to leave the country's capital and US military forces are proposing to train Libyan government security forces in order to maintain security and promote counterterrorism in the fragile north African country.