Regional News

May 19, 2013

The Egyptian army is seeking to launch a military attack on the kidnappers in Sinai who seized policemen in Sinai on Thursday
07:43 GMT

Egyptian President has been urged by the Egyptian army to give them the green light that will allow them to launch an attack on the kidnappers that seized policemen in Sinai on Thursday. AFP Photo

May 18, 2013

An Egyptian protester carries a picture of late president Anwar al-Sadat during a demonstration against President Mohammed Morsi on Friday in Tahrir Square, Cairo. AFP photo
08:25 GMT

Supporters of a new petition that seeks to out Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi clashed in Cairo on Friday, with teenagers and security forces in Tahrir Square.

May 16, 2013

The Afghan version of the Arab Spring: suicide bombings and violence. Photo for illustrative purposes only.
21:41 GMT

Surge in violence in Afghanistan: at least 15 victims in a car bomb attack in Kabul on Thursday.

Armed Yemeni tribesmen lead a blindfolded abductee to an unidentified place. (Photo PressTV)
14:01 GMT

Yemeni tribesmen released three kidnapped employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the humanitarian agency and a Yemeni security source said on Thursday.

No safe haven: there is a growing unrest around the Sinai area in Egypt. Photo for illustrative purposes only.
13:00 GMT

The manhunt has begun after seven officers were kidnapped by unknown assailants in North Sinai on Thursday.

May 14, 2013

A Saudi health ministry official visits patients infected with a new SARS-like virus at a hospital in the eastern Saudi province of al-Ahsaa on May 13, 2013 (AFP)
09:52 GMT

The four new cases have been confirmed in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province

A video which appears to show a Syrian rebel commander mutilating a corpse and eating its heart
09:20 GMT

The video, which can't be independently verified, appears to show a man mutilating the corpse of a uniformed man, pulling out organs and placing the heart in his mouth

May 13, 2013

Bystanders and residents gather next to the wreckage of a car at the site of a car bomb that exploded in the parking lot of a Benghazi hospital in Libya on Monday. (AFP Photo)
17:39 GMT

Car bomb goes off near a hospital in Libya, triggering a massive demonstration. Conflicting reports from news agencies on the casualty figures, with claims of death toll between three and 17.

Image of helicopter used for illustrative purposes
10:15 GMT

The Afghan Taliban says it will release four Turkish hostages, captured last month, soon

French Social Affairs and Health Minister Marisol Touraine visits the French Health Protection Agency (Institut de veille sanitaire, InVS) on May 12, 2013, in Saint-Maurice, outside Paris, after a man contracted a deadly new SARS-like virus after having come into contact with another man confirmed to have been infected. (Bertrand Langlois/AFP)
09:29 GMT

Respiratory virus has killed 15 people of the 24 that have contracted it in Saudi Arabia since it was identified in September 2012

A view of the Cairo skyline. On Saturday, a major Al Qaeda linked bomb plot against a Western embassy was foiled. Getty images.
05:00 GMT

According to Egyptian interior minister, three militants with ties to an Al Qaeda cell were arrested in Cairo on Saturday after attempting to blow up an unidentified Western embassy.

May 12, 2013

Two car bombs killed 46 people and wounded dozens more in a Turkish border town on Saturday. (Photo: AFP)
13:27 GMT

Syria has denied being responsible for two car bombs which killed 46 people and wounded dozens more in a Turkish border town on Saturday.

A Libyan man inpects one of the two police stations that were attacked on May 10, 2013 in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. Bomb attacks targeted two police stations in Benghazi causing extensive material damage but no casualties, a security official said. (Abdullah Doha/ AFP)
11:06 GMT

The attacks follow two similar bombings in the city on Friday

Abu Qatada, once described by a Spanish man as "Osama Bin Laden's right hand man".
10:43 GMT

Victory for the British government this week as Muslim Cleric Abu Qatada, Palestinian of Jordanian nationality, has said he will return to Jordan of his own volition if and when Jordan ratifies a treaty with the UK ensuring that he will have a fair trial in the country.

Mubarak said the current president faces a tough job in running the country.
09:48 GMT

In what was billed as his first media interview since he was detained after his removal from power in 2011, former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak said it was too early to judge President Mohamed Morsi.