Regional News

May 23, 2014

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.

Sabahi believes the elections will be free and fair. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT

Egyptian presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi has said he does not fear ballot rigging in the upcoming election.

Egypt's Interior Ministry confirmed Wednesday's attack and said that seven people were injured in the violence. (AFP/File)
06:49 GMT

One Egyptian person was killed and six others were injured on Wednesday after a bomb attack struck a security vehicle in Egypt's restive Sinai peninsula, security sources reported.

May 21, 2014

Amnesty International has voiced concern over the ongoing crackdown on protesters in Bahrain. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Bahraini security forces have killed an anti-regime protester who had participated in a rally in the island of Sitra.

Retired Libyan Army general Khalifa Haftar speaks during a press conference in the town of Abyar, 70 km southwest of Bengahzi, on May 17, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/STR)
17:50 GMT

Maj. Gen. Khalifa Haftar, commander-in-chief of a breakaway military force, is increasingly dividing Libya's government forces and military.