Regional News

7 نيسان/إبريل 2014

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.

4 نيسان/إبريل 2014

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently blocked both Twitter and YouTube because both sites were used to leak stories about government corruption. (AFP/File)
12:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Turkish government has lifted the ban on Twitter after a court ordered the ban be reversed.

Tension in the Bahrain-Qatar relationship is rooted in part to tribal conflicts that have been developing for decades (Al Bawaba)
05:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Most of the GCC rift conversation has focused on the tense Saudi Arabia-Qatar relationship, but little has been discussed over the Qatar-Bahrain rift.

3 نيسان/إبريل 2014

Ban Ki Moon stated his concerns during a meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy at a European Union-African summit in Brussels. (AFP/File)
11:19 بتوقيت جرينتش

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon recently expressed concern over an Egyptian court's decision to sentence over 500 Muslim Brotherhood members to death.

It is not yet clear how many militants were involved in the Aden attack Wednesday (Gamal Noman/AFP)
07:34 بتوقيت جرينتش

Al Qaeda-linked attacks in Yemen's southern city of Aden left at least 20 people dead according to new death toll information Wednesday night.