Regional News

24 تموز/يوليو 2014

Afghan policemen arrive at the site of a Taliban attack at Kabul's airport on July 17, 2014. [AFP]
20:10 بتوقيت جرينتش

Two US-led forces are killed in southern Afghanistan, raising the death toll of foreign troops in Afghanistan to 3,460.

(Photo courtesy of the Royal Court).
14:21 بتوقيت جرينتش

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein supervised the dispatch of a humanitarian assistance convoy carrying food and medical supplies for Gaza on Wednesday.

Air Algerie lost contact with the plane about an hour after takeoff. (AFP/File)
14:20 بتوقيت جرينتش

The missing Air Algerie plane has crashed in Niger.

The flight should have landed 5am Thursday. (AFP/File)
12:26 بتوقيت جرينتش

Algeria's national airline says it has lost contact with a passenger plane carrying 116 people.

The Libyan government is struggling to defeat Libya's powerful militias. (AFP/File)
07:37 بتوقيت جرينتش

Libya's General National Congress is ready to hand over legislative power to a newly-elected parliament in August.

23 تموز/يوليو 2014

A Palestinian woman looks at mock coffins being prepared by protesters before taking them to the UN headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah on July 22, 2014 in memory of the Palestinians who were killed during the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip. [AFP]
07:54 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Nobel Peace Prize should be given to Israeli forces for their "unimaginable restraint" in their offensive against the blockaded Gaza Strip, says the Israeli envoy to the United States.

"Israel is an essential American ally and needs these assets to defend itself," the Maryland Democratic senator said in a statement.
07:42 بتوقيت جرينتش

US Democrats in the Senate have included $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome missile system in a bill amid Tel Aviv’s attacks against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

22 تموز/يوليو 2014

A member of the Libyan security forces inspects the destruction at Tripoli international airport in the Libyan capital on July 21, 2014 after Islamist-led militiamen stepped up their assault on the country's main airport, which is controlled by rival fighters. [AFP]
09:38 بتوقيت جرينتش

Clashes between Libyan army troops and anti-government militia groups in the eastern city of Benghazi have left 16 people dead and 81 injured.

Foreign security guards keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in a compound in Kabul on July 22, 2014.  [AFP]
07:20 بتوقيت جرينتش

Afghan forces have killed at least 38 Taliban militants during operations in different parts of Afghanistan during the past 24 hours.

21 تموز/يوليو 2014

The plan for a new capital city, due to Cairo´s traffic congestion and growing population, was discussed in a cabinet meeting last week (Shutterstock).
19:44 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Egyptian government is considering a plan to build a new administrative capital city due to Cairo´s traffic congestion and rising population.

Fighting resumed Sunday after ceasefire efforts failed. (AFP/File)
11:28 بتوقيت جرينتش

Clashes between rival militias has killed 47 people in the past 24 hours.

20 تموز/يوليو 2014

Al Wefaq has led many of the major opposition protests throughout Bahrain since the mass demonstrations in February 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
16:16 بتوقيت جرينتش

The government of Bahrain has filed a lawsuit that will make the country's main opposition activities illegal under law for at least three months.

Mahmoud Ghozlan, pictured above, is a leading spokesperson for the Muslim Brotherhood. Three of Ghozlan´s sons have now been arrested (AFP/ File).
09:31 بتوقيت جرينتش

Yasser Ghozlan, son of the Muslim Brotherhood´s spokesperson, Mahmoud Ghozlan, was arrested on Saturday in Cairo.

Armed militia groups continue their battle for control of Libya's main airport. (AFP/File)
08:13 بتوقيت جرينتش

Militias in Libya's Tripoli resumed their fighting at Libya's main airport Sunday.

The convoy of around 600 political activists was stopped at a security checkpoint in North Sinai, around 150 kilometres from the Egyptian crossing of Rafah on the border with Gaza (AFP/ Mohammed Abed).
07:53 بتوقيت جرينتش

Egyptian security forces on Saturday prevented a humanitarian aid convoy from entering Gaza after checkpoint officers said the participants´ safety could not be assured.