Regional News

July 22, 2013

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
16:04 GMT

Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati says he regrets EU decision to blacklist Hezbollah

EGYPT, Cairo : Osama Mohamed Morsi son of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi speaks during a press conference in Cairo on July 22, 2013.  AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI
15:17 GMT

Deposed President Morsi of Egypt's family condemn his detention as a "kidnapping".

One of the Palestinian leaders of the Islamic Jihad movement in the West Bank, Jaafar Ezzeddine embraces a relative after being release from an Israeli prison in the West Bank city of Jalama, near Jenin, on May 8, 2013. (SAIF DAHLAH/AFP/Getty Images)
15:03 GMT

An Israeli official has said around 80 Palestinians will be released from Israeli Prisons

Sheikh Nabil Qaouk (DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
13:08 GMT

A senior Hezbollah official says it will not be intimidated by possible EU plans to blacklist the organization

July 21, 2013

A Kurdish fighter the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 14, 2013. (DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)
16:09 GMT

Syrian Kurds release Abu Musaab leader in ceasefire

US Secretary of State John Kerry (back) meets with the Arab League Peace Initiative at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 17, 2013 in Amman. Kerry is on his sixth visit to the region as he seeks to persuade the Israelis and Palestinians to resume direct negotiations frozen for almost three years. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
15:53 GMT

The Arab League has made a tentative show of support towards the upcoming negotiations

Chief Palesinian negotiator Saeeb Erakat (L) and one of his deputy wait for US Secretary of State John Kerry before his meeting with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas on July 19, 2013 at the Mukataa compound, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Kerry flew by helicopter to the West Bank from Jordan to meet Abbas as he battled to salvage his Middle East peace bid.( FADI AROURI/AFP/Getty Images)
15:10 GMT

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has said it is highly unlikely to accept the outcome of upcoming Israeli-Palestinian talks

Satellite image of Iran in January 2004. (Screenshot from NASA World Wind, Blue Marble Next-Generation layer)
14:52 GMT

Iranian Arabic-language television channel Al Alalam has been raided by security forces, and its director detained for questioning

For Illustrative Purposes (SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
14:36 GMT

A US government report has found that since 2003 over 3 thousand so-called 'extremist' clerics have been dismissed in Saudi Arabia

 Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi raise pictures of the toppled leader in front of Army soldiers blocking Salah Salem highway in Cairo, on July 19, 2013.  AFP PHOTO /MARWAN NAAMANI
13:09 GMT

Hazem El-Beblawi says all political powers and parties must end their disputes

Lebanese President Michel Sleiman (/AFP/Getty Images)
13:00 GMT

President Michel Sleiman says he will push towards enforcing the "Baabda Declaration', which seeks to protect Lebanon from the violence raging in Syria

July 20, 2013

For Illustrative Purposes (BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)
11:23 GMT

Women take to the streets for fashion.

EGYPT, Cairo : Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi raise pictures of the toppled leader and wave the national flag during a demonstration in Cairo, on July 19, 2013. (AFP PHOTO /MARWAN NAAMANI)
08:37 GMT

Across the country, mass protests in support of deposed president Morsi have taken place since Friday

A fighter in the Islamist Jabhat al-Nusra faction (Paul Watson/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
08:20 GMT

The British government has banned membership to Syria's Nusra Front

UN leader Ban Ki-moon on July 12 2013, at UN headquarters New York (ANDREW BURTON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)
07:37 GMT

UN leader Ban Ki-moon welcomes the news of Israeli-Palestinian talks