Regional News

16 تموز/يوليو 2014

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.

Libyan officials expressed fear that militants could try to take over the country's capital, Tripoli (File/AFP)
08:16 بتوقيت جرينتش

Libyan militants in Iraq and Syria are returning back home to fight a breakaway militia group led by rogue ex-general, Khalifa Haftar, security officials say.

15 تموز/يوليو 2014

Abu Qatada is currently in Jordan on trial for plotting to kill tourists during turn-of-the-millennium celebrations in Amman (File Archive)
13:57 بتوقيت جرينتش

One of the top radical religious leaders who is presently on trial for terrorism in Jordan denounced the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria's so-called caliphate as "void" Tuesday.

14 تموز/يوليو 2014

The Cairo Appeals Court for Urgent Cases abrogated the ban issued in May by a lower court and said there is no evidence that the banned members were involved in corruption (AFP/ File).
18:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

An Egyptian court has lifted the ban on members of former president Hosni Mubarak's political party from running for parliament, as there was no constitutional stipulation requiring this.

Libya grapples with rising insecurity as the government struggles to control armed militias. (AFP/File)
06:59 بتوقيت جرينتش

At least six people have been killed and 25 wounded in clashes between rival militias in Libya's Tripoli.

Kuwait called for the urgent meeting on Gaza to be held in Cairo Monday (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Arab Foreign Ministers will meet in Cairo today to discuss the ongoing Israeli military campaign on Gaza that has left over 1,000 wounded in days.

13 تموز/يوليو 2014

Three apartments in Casablanca's El Hank district collapsed Friday (AFP)
15:41 بتوقيت جرينتش

At least 13 people have now died from the collapse of multiple buildings in Morocco's commercial hub city Casablanca.

At least seven Algerian soldiers were killed Sunday (File Archive/AFP)
13:34 بتوقيت جرينتش

At least three Algerian soldiers and their four auxiliaries were killed by roadside bombs Sunday.

Rebel groups who were involved in the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi have refused to lay down their arms and continue to harass civilians and government officials. (AFP/File)
10:37 بتوقيت جرينتش

Intense fighting has erupted in Libya's Tripoli.

At the moment, Libyan officials are not aware of the demands of the oil port guards. (AFP/File)
08:35 بتوقيت جرينتش

Protesters in Libya have shut down the national oil port of Brega, days after the government celebrated its reopening.

11 تموز/يوليو 2014

Moroccan leadership is concerned that the country will be the subject to a new wave of terror when ISIS-linked Moroccan fighters return home to the kingdom (Courtesy of Magharebia/AFP)
16:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Morocco's government put its security services on high alert due to a reported "serious terror threat."

10 تموز/يوليو 2014

UNSMIL was established in 2011 to help Libyan authorities establish a new government after the fall of former dictator Moammar Gaddafi (File Archive)
20:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

The UN will reduce its staff in Libya over "unspecified security concerns."

Ali Salman, the head of the Al Wefaq opposition party, was arrested this week for meeting with Malinowski (File Archive/AFP)
18:29 بتوقيت جرينتش

Bahrain's main opposition leader was arrested for meeting with Washington's top diplomat to the country who was expelled earlier this week.

Hundreds of Jordanians protesting over Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip chanted "We will launch the third intifada" (AFP/File).
08:37 بتوقيت جرينتش

Hundreds of Jordanians clashed with security forces outside the Israeli embassy on Thursday morning as a protest over the ongoing Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip turned violent.

Saudi authorities deployed some 30,000 troops earlier this month along the border with Iraq (File/AFP)
08:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Saudi's Border Guards said said the country's southern divide was secure from smugglers and infiltrators despite security concerns with Iraq in the north.