Regional News

June 15, 2014

Former president Saleh ruled Yemen for 33 years. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

Yemeni troops surrounded a mosque controlled by former president Saleh amid suspicions that Saleh is plotting a coup.

June 14, 2014

A Yemeni boy walks past a street art in Sana'a, depicting a U.S. drone strike (File/AFP)
14:25 GMT

At least three people were killed by an American drone strike in southern Yemen, according to local officials.

Hezbollah blames America for the rise of terrorism in the Middle East (File/AFP)
12:07 GMT

Hezbollah's deputy head Sheikh Naim Qassem, blamed the U.S. for chaotic unrest in the Middle East and rising terrorism in the region.

June 13, 2014

Muslim Brotherhood supporters had gathered in Cairo's Hadayek Al-Maadi district when the policeman was shot dead (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

An Egyptian policeman was killed by an unknown assailant during a Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo's Maadi district.

June 12, 2014

A Palestinian man lies injured after being caught in clashes in southern Lebanon (File/AFP)
20:00 GMT

A military judge in Lebanon sought the death penalty for 31 Palestinians accused of violence during clashes in April.

Checkpoints are a frequent target in Libya. (AFP/File)
08:34 GMT

Two army officials have been killed in a suicide attack at an army checkpoint.

June 11, 2014

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that "there can be a few hundred centrifuges, but the Iranians want thousands" (AFP/ File).
20:00 GMT

France´s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says that Iran must maintain access to only a few hundred centrifuges to overcome the impasse in nuclear talks between Iran, Germany and UN Security Council permanent member states.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has held an emergency meeting with the Undersecretary of Turkey's National Intelligence Agency (MIT) and Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay to discuss the situation (AFP/ File).
19:00 GMT

Militants have seized the Turkish consulate in Mosul, taking 48 people to a militant base.

Anti-government demonstrations have swept the country since 2011. (AFP/File)
08:07 GMT

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed deep concern over the Bahraini government's crackdown on political dissidents.

The Libyan government has been unable to control powerful militias causing chaos across the country. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT

Libyan General Khalifa Haftar has agreed to a truce during Libya's upcoming election.

June 10, 2014

Rivlin won 63 of 119 votes (AFP/ File).
14:47 GMT

Former parliamentary speaker Reuven Rivlin has beaten Meir Sheetrit to become Israel's tenth president.

Al-Dhale has witnessed frequent clashes since December 2013 onwards after 15 Yemenis were killed by the 33rd Armored Brigade (File/AFP)
14:17 GMT

Tensions remain high in the Sanah district of Al-Dhale after clashes between the 33rd Armored Brigade and gunmen erupted on Sunday.

Reuven Rivlin, one of the two main candidates in Israel's second round presidential voting (AFP/ File).
12:27 GMT

Israel has advanced to its second round of voting in the presidential elections following failure in the first round to win an outright 61- vote majority.

Over 1,400 people have been killed during Egypt's political violence since July 2013, according to HRW (File/AFP)
11:26 GMT

Amnesty International and HRW called on Egypt's new president, Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi, to end "rampant abuses" in the country.

Saudi Arabia is notorious for showing what rights advocates describe as zero-tolerance toward dissent (AFP/ File).
10:34 GMT

A Jeddah court sentenced two Shia activists to death for attacking security forces during a 2012 anti-regime protest on Monday.