Regional News

9 نيسان/إبريل 2014

Egypt security forces have been deployed to Aswan in an effort to end the clashes (Ahmed El Moghrabi/AFP)
07:29 بتوقيت جرينتش

Inter-tribal clashes in Egypt's Aswan has now left 26 dead as of Tuesday and an additional 56 injured.

8 نيسان/إبريل 2014

Yemen's military is increasingly being treated as a target by militant forces. (AFP/File)
10:27 بتوقيت جرينتش

Four Yemeni soldiers have been killed in a militant attack on a special forces’ checkpoint in southeastern part of the country, a security official says.

Many Algerians have also taken to the streets in recent weeks to protest President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fourth term in the country's upcoming elections (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
07:20 بتوقيت جرينتش

Renewed clashes between Algeria's Arabs and Berbers in the country's south left at least 35 people wounded Monday.

7 نيسان/إبريل 2014

Roughly 16,000 Egyptians have been jailed for protesting over the past few months. (AFP/File)
18:26 بتوقيت جرينتش

An Egyptian court has upheld prison sentences for three political activists and ruled Monday that each would be fined 50,000 Egyptian pounds.

The request from YouTube comes days after a court ruled to lift the ban on Twitter. (AFP/File)
17:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

YouTube has asked Turkey's Constitutional Court to lift a ban on the video sharing website.

Interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, along with Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim, visited Aswan to mediate a truce. (AFP/File)
15:14 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Bani Helal and Daboudiya clans in southern Egypt have agreed to a three-day truce.

Clashes between Bani Helal and Daboudiya began last Wednesday over the harassment of a girl and offensive graffiti (Radwan El Najar/AFP)
13:35 بتوقيت جرينتش

Fourteen people were arrested Monday for Friday's tribal clashes in Egypt's Aswan that left 25 dead.

The eastern militias will immediately hand over the Zuwaitina and Hariga oil terminals under the new deal (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
10:40 بتوقيت جرينتش

Libya's main eastern militia has agreed to return control of four major state oil terminals to Tripoli.

Algeria's Kabylie region, which is home to many of the country's minority Berbers, is a main site for the anti-Bouteflika protests (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
07:35 بتوقيت جرينتش

Violence enveloped protests throughout Algeria over the weekend ahead of the country's upcoming presidential elections that are believed to be rigged in favor of incumbent and ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Smoke billows from buildings in the southern city of Aswan on April 6, 2014 following fighting between the Bani Hilal, an Arab tribe, and the Dabudiya, a Nubian family. (AFP)
07:17 بتوقيت جرينتش

At least two more people were killed on Sunday in the southern governorate of Aswan, renewing deadly tribal clashes that have killed almost two dozen people in three days of fighting.

Jordan's King Abdullah is due to visit Russia on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
07:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Jordan's King Abdullah is due to pay a working visit to Russia on Wednesday, during which he will meet President Vladimir Putin.

6 نيسان/إبريل 2014

Ali Benflis hopes to defeat President Bouteflika, who is seeking his fourth term, in the upcoming presidential elections. (AFP/File)
15:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Presidential hopeful Ali Benflis condemned violence that broke out at a campaign rally for his rival, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Zaatari is the world's second biggest refugee camp and Jordan's fourth largest city. It is home to some 106,000 refugees. (AFP/File)
07:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Jordanian authorities have dismissed reports that a Syrian refugee woman was killed at Zaatari camp after clashes with security forces broke out this weekend.

5 نيسان/إبريل 2014

Protests have erupted frequently in Egypt in response to the government's crackdown on journalists. (AFP/File)
15:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Egyptian journalists went on a one-day strike to protest the killing of reporters covering the anti-government protests.

The U.S. has pledged military assistance to help Algeria battle al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. (AFP/File)
05:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. will provide "security assistance" to Algeria to help them combat al Qaeda linked-militants.