Regional News

May 24, 2014

Security sources say around 20 militants were among the dead (File/AFP)
12:02 GMT

Nearly 30 people were killed in overnight militant attacks on government buildings in the city of Seiyun.

May 23, 2014

Tensions are high across Turkey as the anti-government protests continue (File/AFP)
16:36 GMT

Two people have been killed while over 10 others were wounded in clashes between police and anti-government demonstrators.

Militants from the group Fatah al-Islam fought heavy battles with Lebanon's army in the past (File/AFP)
16:05 GMT

The UN Relief and Works Agency was forced to close its offices Friday in the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared due to violent clashes.

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said "the door is still open" for talks with separatists from the south of Yemen (File/AFP)
14:04 GMT

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi called on pro-independence leaders from Yemen's south to join dialogue on the country's political future.

Shady El-Mene'i was allegedly killed late on Thursday according to Egyptian security officials (File/AFP)
13:49 GMT

The leader of militant group Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis was reportedly killed in North Sinai according to security sources.

Libya continues to be divided over the actions of "renegade" ex-army general Khalifa Haftar (File/AFP)
10:14 GMT

Libya's Muslim Brotherhood has criticized statements made by rogue ex-army chief Khalifa Haftar against the group and said it works "within the framework of the law."

Boko Haram has been responsible for bombings and attacks across Nigeria since 2009 (File/AFP)
09:24 GMT

The UN has blacklisted terrorist group Boko Haram for carrying out numerous attacks in Nigeria and kidnapping 300 school girls that are still missing.

Tunisia tightened security and has been battling the hardline group Ansar al-Sharia since the revolution in 2011 (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Tunisian authorities arrested eight Libyans for allegedly planning attacks in the country, according to the interior ministry.

May 22, 2014

Protesters took to the streets of Turkey, marking the one year anniversary of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan who was killed by police (File/AFP)
20:00 GMT

A protester in Istanbul was allegedly shot in the head after being caught in between clashes with police on Thursday.

Aden's rally was organized by the Southern Movement and other senior leaders in what is now the former South Yemen (File/AFP)
15:06 GMT

Thousands of people took to the streets of Aden, calling for independence in southern Yemen.

Hopes aren't high for the fifth round of Lebanon's presidential elections (File/AFP)
14:11 GMT

Lebanon's presidential elections are widely expected to fail for the fifth time, three days before outgoing President Michel Sleiman's term is over.

Tensions are high in Cairo ahead of the presidential vote that Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is expected to win (File/AFP)
13:36 GMT

Two people believed to be carrying explosives died in southern Cairo after detonating their bombs, according to a ministry source.

Concerned Arab countries are monitoring Libya's security situation closely (File/AFP)
13:09 GMT

The Arab League are due to meet to discuss ongoing violence in Libya, according to Egypt's representative, Tarek Adel.

Several Yemeni lawmakers have called on Prime Minister Basindwa to resign. (AFP/File)
09:45 GMT

Lawmakers in Yemen have demanded the resignation of the country's government and are specifically asking the Prime Minister to step down.

The ICC has decided that Saif al Islam Gaddafi should be transferred to The Hague. (AFP/File)
08:12 GMT

The International Criminal Court has denied a request by Libya to try Saif al Islam Gaddafi in Libya.