Regional News

September 21, 2014

Egypt's Sisi will make first international appearance at the UN General Assembly meetings in New York. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi left Cairo for New York Sunday to attend UN General Assembly meetings, his first international appearance since taking office in June.

September 20, 2014

Earlier Saturday, protesters attacked Yemen's state-run television building and engulfed it in flames. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT

Renewed clashes broke out in Yemen's capital Saturday, killing five.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced Saturday the release of 49 Turks captured when IS militants stormed the Turkish consulate in Mosul in June. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT

After being taken from the Turkish consulate in Mosul in June, 49 Turkish diplomats, children and special forces have reportedly been returned to Turkey in good health.

Since 2011, Bahrain protesters have pushed for further reform and support of the nation's opposition parties, especially its primary movement, the Shiite-led al-Wefaq National Islamic Society. (AFP/File)
08:54 GMT

Since 2011, pro-democracy protests have broken out in Bahrain in several attempts at reforming the island nation and the Al Khalifa regime.

September 19, 2014

Gaddafi may be gone, but Libya's path to democratic, stable leadership is far from over (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Despite the revolutionary toppling of Libya's Moammar Gaddafi three years ago, Libya's remains deeply divided and unstable, as embattled militia groups compete for control from the eastern city of Tobruk, to the western capital of Tripoli.

Government forces and Houthi rebels have engaged in fierce clashes over the last several months, prompting foreign flights to suspect travel to Sanaa on Friday. (AFP/File)
16:29 GMT

Amid bloody clashes and a shaky ceasefire agreement, foreign airlines suspended flights to the Yemeni capital on Friday.

Clashes between Houthis and government forces have killed 60 people in the last 48 hours. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

A truce deal has been reached between Yemen's Houthi fighters and the army.

September 18, 2014

Lawmakers demanded the Prime Minister submit a new cabinet with not more than 10 ministers. (AFP/File)
15:26 GMT

The Libyan parliament has rejected the new cabinet of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni.

September 17, 2014

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra expressed his willingness to work towards peace in Libya. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Algeria has officially expressed readiness to host negotiations between rival Libyan parties.

The United Nations mission in Libya has warned that the security situation is rapidly deteriorating. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

At least nine people have been killed in Libya in heavy fighting between forces loyal to General Haftar and armed militiamen.

Yemen's Houthis have been staging mass protests in a bid to press President Hadi to step down. (AFP/File)
13:41 GMT

At least 65 Houthis have been killed in clashes in northern Yemen.

An Iranian Kurdish female member of the Freedom Party of Kurdistan (PAK) keeps a position in Dibis, some 50 kms northwest of Kirkuk, on September 15, 2014. [AFP]
10:55 GMT

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has highlighted Iran’s status in the Middle East, saying the Islamic Republic plays an important role in the establishment of regional peace.

Mufid Elfgeeh is charged with trying to provide material support to ISIS.
08:09 GMT

Rochester, New York, man has been indicted on charges of trying to provide material support to the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder US soldiers, the US Justice Department said on Tuesday.

September 16, 2014

Armed militias have rapidly gained power since the fall of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
16:15 GMT

The United Nations mission in Libya has warned that a rapidly deteriorating security and deepening political divisions have brought Libya to the brink of chaos.

Yemen's Houthis have complained about being marginalized by the government (File/AFP)
13:17 GMT

Twenty-two people were killed in Yemen after clashes erupted between Houthi rebels and local Sunni tribesmen backed by the government.