Regional News

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.

18 تموز/يوليو 2014

Iraq's ambassador was told to return to Baghdad Friday for consultations (File Archive)
18:04 بتوقيت جرينتش

Leadership in Baghdad pulled its ambassador in Jordan Friday,

Libya's main international airport has been reduced to rubble from fighting between Zintan and Misrata militias over the past week alone (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
14:57 بتوقيت جرينتش

Fresh fighting in Libya's capital was reported Friday despite earlier news that a ceasefire between the warring militias had been reached.

Libya's main airport in Tripoli has been severely damaged from fighting between the Zintan and Misrata militias (STR/AFP)
13:47 بتوقيت جرينتش

Libyan fighters in the country's capital who have been clashing at the country's main airport have agreed to a ceasefire

Militias throughout Libya have been fighting for power and control over the country's territory and resources since the oust of Moammar Gaddafi in 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Libyan leadership called on the United Nations late Thursday to assist the country's security forces in their effort to restore order in what has the potential to turn into a failed state.

17 تموز/يوليو 2014

Libyan security forces have struggled to combat armed militia groups who have grown powerful since Gaddafi's overthrow. (AFP/File)
13:57 بتوقيت جرينتش

Intense fighting at the Libyan airport in Tripoli has left 30 dead.

The UN estimates that 13 percent of the 4.5 million children under the age of five are "acutely malnourished" (File/AFP)
11:38 بتوقيت جرينتش

Around 40 percent of Yemen's population faces a serious food crisis according to a United Nations report. The UN's sister body UNICEF also said Yemeni children are showing signs of stunting.

Various political groups called for the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt to be opened permanently (File/AFP)
09:39 بتوقيت جرينتش

Political groups in Egypt joined forces to support Palestinian resistance against Israel while denouncing a recent truce deal brokered by Cairo between Tel Aviv and Hamas.

Tunisian security forces have been struggling to extricate militants from the Chaambi Mountains. (AFP/File)
09:21 بتوقيت جرينتش

Fourteen Tunisian soldiers were killed in an attack by militants at a military checkpoint near the Algerian border.

Libya's capital airport has been under attack for the past four days (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
05:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Rocket fire targeted Libya's main international airport for a fourth straight day Wednesday.

16 تموز/يوليو 2014

Approximately 300,000 refugees in Turkey live in the country's border camps (File Archive/AFP)
18:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Turkey may force Syrian refugees to leave the country's city centers in Ankara's latest move to "deal" with the influx of refugees in the country.

A soldier examines the remains of a rocket fired from Israel into the south of Lebanon, December 29, 2013 (File/AFP)
10:16 بتوقيت جرينتش

Lebanese security forces clamped down on rocket attacks into Israel after the Jewish state retaliated with heavy artillery shelling in the south of the country.