Regional News

August 2, 2013

TUNISIA, KASSERINE : (FILES) A picture taken on June 11, 2013 shows Tunisian soldiers patroling in the Mount Chaambi region where the Tunisian army has been tracking militants the government says are veterans of the Islamist rebellion in northern Mali with links to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.  AFP PHOTO/ABDERRAZEK KHLIFI
11:13 GMT

The Tunisian army has launched a massive land and air operation against Islamist militants near the Algerian border.

UNITED STATES, Washington : US President Barack Obama and Yemen's President Abdrabuh Mansur (L) are seated as they wait for the press to arrive before they speak in the Oval Office of the White House on August 1, 2013 in Washington, DC.  AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN
11:03 GMT

Yemeni President's meeting with Barack Obama did not secure the release of Yemeni prisoners at Guantanamo Bay military detention center.

LEBANON, BAABDA : Lebanese army troops secure a private residence where one of two rockets fired from an unknown location exploded in the early hours of August 2, 2013, just metres from an entrance to the presidential palace in Baabda, around eight kilometres southeast of the Lebanese capital Beirut. AFP PHOTO / ANWAR AMRO
10:29 GMT

Interior Minister Marwan Charbel shied away Friday from accusing any one party of launching rocket attacks.

LEBANON, BAABDA : Lebanese people and journalists inspect the damage at a private residence where one of two rockets fired from an unknown location exploded in the early hours of August 2, 2013, just metres from an entrance to the presidential palace in Baabda, around eight kilometres southeast of the Lebanese capital Beirut.  AFP PHOTO / ANWAR AMRO
10:20 GMT

At least two rockets were fired near the Lebanese capital Thursday, with no reported casualties.

EGYPT, Cairo : Egyptian girls attend with their families supporters of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi an open sit in outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo on August 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI
10:15 GMT

Secretary-General Bank Ki-moon's spokesman says peaceful protests in Egypt must be allowed to continue.

 Israel Arab protesters demonstrate against the Israeli government's Prawer Plan on August 1, 2013 near Arara, Israel.  (Photo by Oren Ziv/Getty Images)
09:42 GMT

Hundreds of Palestinian residents of Israel demonstrated against plans to resettle thousands of Bedouin residents in the Negev.

US Secretary of State John Kerry (AAMIR QURESHI / AFP)
09:24 GMT

U.S Secretary of State John Kerry has come out in tentative support of the Egyptian military's deposal of President Morsi.

SYRIA, QUSAYR : A Syrian resident rides his bicycle on August 1, 2013 in a street of the city of Qusayr, in Syria's central Homs province. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID
09:06 GMT

The Jordanian Armed Forces have seized a large amount of weapons and ammunition in the northern border near Syria.

EGYPT, Cairo : An Egyptian man holds a copy of Quran and puts tape on his mouth with Arabic slogan "Military coup" during an open sit in outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo on August 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI
08:46 GMT

Thursday night saw supporters of deposed President Morsi stage demonstrations in front of Egypt's High Constitutional Court in Cairo.

DAMASCUS, SYRIA - MAY 6, 2013: This is a satellite image of a destroyed warehouse and storage buildings at Damascus International Airport that were struck by a reported military airstrike on May 4, 2013. (Photo DigitalGlobe via Getty Images)
08:30 GMT

US officials say an Israeli airstrike on a weapons' depot in Syria failed to destroy all the anti-ship missiles there.

August 1, 2013

Iraqis inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in the impoverished district of Sadr City in Baghdad on July 29, 2013. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
14:05 GMT

The UN has announced that over a thousand people were killed in violence across Iraq in July, the largest death toll in years.

Egyptian supporters of the deposed president Mohamed Morsi hold his portrait and wave the national flags during a demonstration against the government in Cairo on July 31, 2013 ( FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
13:42 GMT

Egypt's Brotherhood has warned of possible massacre if police use force to disperse Morsi sit-ins.

Egyptian supporters of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi queue to receive food just before breaking their fast during their ongoing sit-in protest outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo on July 31, 2013.  (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
13:29 GMT

Egypt's Interior Ministry has called on Morsi supporters to end their sit-in

Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters arrive in the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk on May 14, 2013, after leaving Turkey as part of a peace drive with Ankara. (AFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
13:03 GMT

The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has issued a September 1st deadline to the Turkish government in order to advance peace process.

LEBANON, Beirut : A picture taken on November 11, 2009, shows Hezbollah fighters, holding up Lebanese flags and the yellow flag of the militant Shiite Muslim group, as they parade on the occasion of Martyr's Day in the southern suburbs of Beirut.  AFP PHOTO/RAMZI HAIDAR
11:07 GMT

President Michel Sleiman said Thursday Hezbollah's use of weapons must be discussed, given group's military presence in Syria.