Regional News

November 21, 2013

Egyptian students of al-Azhar university run for cover from a tear gas canister fired by riot police during clashes outside their university. [ AFP photo / Khaled Desouki]
09:41 GMT

Two student supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi were shot dead during clashes with security forces at Al-Azhar University.

Since the 2011 revolution, Salafist activity in Tunisia has escalated. The hardline Islamist groups are often considered responsible for the spike in arms trafficking in the country as well (File Archive/AFP)
06:53 GMT

US military leadership met with Tunisia's Prime Minister to discuss security cooperation late Wednesday in an effort to curb arms trafficking and other developments from hardline Islamist groups from jeopardizing the security of the north African country to a new extent.

The attacks in Sinai Wednesday killed 11 soldiers (AFP)
06:26 GMT

Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour announced a three-day period of mourning following this week's fatal events in Giza and Sinai. US Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters the Muslim Brotherhood is stealing Egypt's revolution late Wednesday.

Six mortar shells landed near an isolated Saudi Arabian border post close to Iraq and Kuwait. It caused no damage, officials said Thursday. (Image courtesy of panoramio.com)
06:08 GMT

Six mortar shells landed near an isolated Saudi Arabian border post close to Iraq and Kuwait. It caused no damage, officials said Thursday.

November 20, 2013

Algeria's supporters cheer their team during the FIFA 2014 World Cup qualifying football match between Burkina Faso and Algeria on October 12, 2013 in Ouagadougou. (AFP, Farouk Batiche)
17:15 GMT

The Algerian authorities reported Wednesday that 12 people died and 240 were injured following Algeria's 1-0 victory over Burkina Faso that sent the country's team to the 2014 soccer World Cup in Brazil

11 people were killed and 37 injured after a bomb-laden car drove into an army convoy filled with off-duty soldiers in the Sinai peninsula on Wednesday morning. (AFP/File)
16:48 GMT

The armed forces spokesman has said that a suicide attack on soldiers in North Sinai on Wednesday morning killed 11 and injured 37.

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.