Regional News

May 20, 2014

Khalifa Hafta was at the forefront of ousting Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 (File/AFP)
11:39 GMT

Ex-army general Khalifa Haftar vowed to fight radical groups in Libya and launched "Operation Dignity" in an attempt to tacking the country's growing militias.

Militants in the Sinai Peninsula frequently target pipelines. (AFP/File)
08:31 GMT

Militants in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula have once again bombed a gas pipeline.

Ben Ali was overthrown in 2011 via a popular uprising. (AFP/File)
06:53 GMT

Tunisia has formed a commission to investigate abuses inflicted upon the people by former dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.

The U.S. embassy in Tripoli. (File image)
06:45 GMT

U.S. officials are considering closing the American embassy in Libya a day after violence broke out Sunday in the capital city of Tripoli.

Attacks on police and army personnel have become frequent across Egypt since the ouster of Morsi last July. (AFP/File)
06:35 GMT

Three soldiers were killed and nine others were injured early on Tuesday morning in a driveby shooting that took place in Nasr City, east Cairo.

May 19, 2014

Libya's militias have grown immensely powerful since the ouster of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
18:44 GMT

Saudi Arabia has suspended all diplomatic work in Libya due to recent violence.

Cairo's universities have been the site of many protests and bombings since Morsi's ouster. (AFP/File)
18:19 GMT

Multiple people were injured when a bomb detonated at Ain Shams University in eastern Cairo.

Recent violence in Libya has left nearly 80 people dead and over 140 injured. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

The European Union on Monday expressed "deep concern" over recent developments in Libya after armed groups launched attacks on Tripoli's parliamnet and an eastern airbase.

General Khalifa Hafter says he seeks to crush the Islamist militias who have carried out multiple deadly attacks in recent months. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

The army chief has ordered Libya's Islamist militias to come to Tripoli in response to gunmen storming the parliament on Sunday.

Police in Sinai are often targeted by the Egypt-based militant Islamist gorup Ansar Beit Al Maqdis (File Archive/AFP)
15:00 GMT

At least two Egyptian policemen were killed in Minya this weekend, according to the Interior Ministry.

Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been jailed and sentenced to death since Morsi's overthrow. (AFP/File)
13:27 GMT

A Cairo court acquitted 169 people who are loyal to former president Morsi on Monday.

Egyptians will head to cast their votes in the national polls set for early next week (File Archive/AFP)
12:44 GMT

Kuwait is set to deport 15 Egyptian nationals from the country for their participation in what has been coined "an illegal gathering" in support of presidential nominee Abdul Fattah Al Sisi.

Libya's parliament was attacked earlier this year by several rebel militant groups in protest of the central government's weak leadership and corrupt practices (File Archive/AFP)
08:11 GMT

Libya's capital is on high alert Monday following Sunday's attack on the parliament in which rebel brigades led by a former general stormed the General National Congress.

Many refugees as well as Jordanians returning home after fighting among the ranks of Islamist rebels in Syria  have crossed into the Kingdom through the border crossing in Ramtha (File Archive)
07:17 GMT

At least one gunman and several others were wounded this weekend when Jordanian border guards clashed with militants along the Syria border.

The Bahrain government has been violently cracking down on dissent for years, but it was not until the country's 2011 uprisings that Bahrain's domestic tensions really captured international attention (File Archive/AFP)
06:50 GMT

The Bahraini government intensified crackdowns on anti-government protests, and even clashed with funeral mourners of an anti-government demonstrator in Sitra this weekend.