Regional News

May 20, 2013

Palestinian travellers gather at the Rafah crossing with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday after Egypt closed its borders. AFP Photo
03:00 GMT

On Sunday, Egyptian police closed down their Awja border with Israel in protest of the abduction of policemen by suspected Israeli militants on Thursday.

May 19, 2013

Egyptian police hold signs denoting that the gates are closed and demanding the return of their colleagues, as they gather at the Egyptian crossing point into the Gaza Strip (Mohamed el-Shahed/ AFP)
21:26 GMT

A video appeared online on Sunday which apparently shows the seven members of Egypt's security forces kidnapped last Thursday in the Sinai peninsula

Tunisian Police Special Unit agents fix a national flag on their vehicle in front of the Okba Ibn Nafaa mosque in the central Tunisian city of Kairouan. (Fethi Belaid/ AFP)
12:56 GMT

Clashes between police and protestors erupted in Tunis on Sunday, after the government banned a planned rally

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.