Regional News

30 تموز/يوليو 2014

The Egyptian government refuses to cooperate for the dispatch of medical and humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, a senior Iranian lawmaker says.
16:05 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Egyptian government refuses to cooperate for the dispatch of medical and humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, a senior Iranian lawmaker says.

The Libyan government is struggling to control rival militias who refuse to lay down arms. (AFP/File)
07:40 بتوقيت جرينتش

Militant groups have seized the headquarters of the Libyan army's special forces in Benghazi.

29 تموز/يوليو 2014

Libya has been grappling with rising insecurity ever since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. (AFP/File)
18:28 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Canadian government has pulled its diplomatic mission out of Libya because of the country's "unpredictable security environment."

Libya's interim government has appealed for international help to put out the fire. (AFP/File)
14:01 بتوقيت جرينتش

Officials in Libya say a huge fire has spread to a second oil tank in Tripoli.

A tribute for one of the Lebanese victims of the Air Algerie crash at Ouagadougou Airport in Mali (Sia Kambou /AFP).
11:26 بتوقيت جرينتش

French authorities have asked for Lebanon's permission to transfer the Lebanese deceased from the Air Algerie plane crash to Paris to conduct DNA testing and compare remains with sample´s taken from victims´ families.

Egyptian security forces killed Faisal Seliman of the armed group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis after he allegedly tried to attack security forces with an explosive device whilst being arrested (File Archive / AFP).
09:59 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Egyptian Ministry of Homeland Security stated that security forces killed one of the most "dangerous" members of the militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis on Sunday, during an arrest operation.

Whilst Libya has denied that any Egyptians were killed in Sunday´s rocket attack in Tripoli, Egypt has nonetheless advised all its citizens in the area to immediately evacuate (Mahmud Turkia / AFP).
08:09 بتوقيت جرينتش

Libyan authorities informed the Egyptian foreign Ministry on Monday that despite earlier reports, no Egyptians were killed in the Tripoli rocket attack reported on Sunday.

28 تموز/يوليو 2014

Smoke billowing from an oil depot on 28 July 2014 near the Tripoli airport, resulting from some of the most violent clashes since dictator Moamer Kadhafi was overthrown in 2011 (Mahmud Turkia /AFP).
17:06 بتوقيت جرينتش

The international community is calling for an immediate ceasefire in Libya amid growing violence between armed Islamist groups and soldiers loyal to the Libyan government.

A Sheikh leads a prayer on 28 July 2014, the first day of Eid al-Fitr, in the heavily damaged Al-Faruq mosque, in Rafah, Gaza (Said Khatib /AFP).
14:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

The start of Eid al-Fitr has seen reduced fighting in the Gaza strip, following the United Nations Security Council´s call for an immediate ceasefire.

Libya is still grappling with rising insecurity nearly three years after the fall of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
06:56 بتوقيت جرينتش

Several countries have advised their nationals in Libya to leave the country immediately amid clashes.

27 تموز/يوليو 2014

Egyptian troops in the border area of the Sinai Peninsula have killed fourteen Islamist militants (AFP/ File Archive).
15:57 بتوقيت جرينتش

Egyptian troops in the border Sinai Peninsula have killed fourteen Islamist militants and arrested dozens of others on Sunday morning.

Increased fighting between armed groups in Tripoli has caused not just the U.S. embassy to withdraw staff, but UN, Turkish and Saudi diplomats to be pulled out also (Mahmud Turkia / AFP).
14:59 بتوقيت جرينتش

The United States has withdrawn its embassy staff from Libya following two weeks of increased violence in Tripoli.

 Air Algerie Flight AH 5017 scattered at the crash site in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao, on July 26, 2014. [AFP]
12:51 بتوقيت جرينتش

An official Lebanese delegation headed on Sunday to Paris en rout to Mali to follow up the probe into the Air Algerie plane that crashed three-days ago and to carry out the necessary procedures to identify the bodies of the Lebanese victims.

Intense fighting at Tripoli's airport has led to the cancellation of most international flights. (AFP/File)
11:49 بتوقيت جرينتش

Over fifty people have been killed in Libya in the past few days as militia rivalries intensify.

Al-Qaeda militants frequently target military personnel. (AFP/File)
10:39 بتوقيت جرينتش

Twelve people were killed Sunday when al-Qaeda militants attacked three military posts.