Regional News

September 9, 2014

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrives for a meeting of foreign ministers at the headquarters of the Arab League in the Egyptian capital Cairo on September 7, 2014. [AFP]
16:28 GMT

The Palestinian envoy to Egypt says Arab League (AL) member states have supported the Palestinian appeal to the United Nations (UN) to recognize Palestine as an independent state.

A Shia Houthi protester gestures during clashes with riot police in Sanaa, September 7, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:24 GMT

Two Yemeni Houthi members have allegedly been killed while trying to storm a government building in Sanaa Tuesday.

HRH Prince Hassan with Pope Francis at the Vatican on 4 September 2014 (Osservatore Romano/ AFP).
06:00 GMT

His Royal Highness Prince Hassan of Jordan met Pope Francis late last week and called for the establishment of a new worldwide humanitarian order.

September 8, 2014

The seven pro-democracy protesters are hunger striking on the premises of National Council for Human Rights in Cairo (AFP/ File Archive).
20:00 GMT

Seven activists, sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison, have started a hunger strike in the premises of a state-appointed rights watchdog.

The first female defendant was sentenced to 15 years, while the other women were found guilty of luring other women to join the group. (Photo for illustrative purposes only: AFP/File Archive).
18:00 GMT

Five women, of whom four Saudis and one Yemeni, are set to be tried by a specialized criminal court for terror-related activities.

Ennahda has chosen not to participate to send a message of cooperation to other political parties. (AFP/File)
07:57 GMT

Tunisia's Ennahda movement has decided not to take part in the country's upcoming presidential elections.

The ministers agreed to "take all measures to counter terrorism: political, security, and ideological." (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT

Arab states agreed Sunday to take the necessary measures and cooperate with international efforts to combat the militants in the Islamic State.

Yemen's Houthis gathered in an effort to press the Yemeni government to step down. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

At least one protester has been killed in clashes with police.

September 7, 2014

Some Arab League ministers said they were considering adopting a resolution on combating the Islamic State. (AFP/File)
13:38 GMT

Arab League Chief Nabil Elaraby Sunday called for the Islamic State militants to be confronted militarily and politically.

Since May, General Haftar has aligned himself with Libyan special forces. (AFP/File)
12:20 GMT

Government forces loyal to Libyan renegade general Khalifa Haftar have allegedly made advances this week against militias in Benghazi.

Egyptian army [AFP]
11:09 GMT

Egyptian military intelligence on Saturday said that they had discovered what officials called "the biggest explosives workshop and cache" in the Sinai peninsula belonging to the major insurgent group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.

Krishna Upadhyaya and Ghimire Gundev. [AP]
10:51 GMT

Qatar confirms it has detained two British human rights activists who were probing the working conditions of workers building facilities for the 2022 World Cup.

Libyan fighter jet. [AFP]
08:46 GMT

Libya says a Sudanese military transport plane bound for a Tripoli airport under control of an armed group had entered its airspace, a government statement said on Saturday.

Clashes erupted overnight in the Jawb province, north of Sana'a (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Deadly clashes between Houthi rebels and government-backed tribesmen killed at least 40 people in Yemen Saturday.

September 6, 2014

Yemen's Houthis have been holding rallies in Sana'a since August 20 in protest to the government's policies (File/AFP)
08:28 GMT

Thousands of Shia Houthis took to the streets of Yemen's capital, Sana'a, to protest against the country's government, according to Press TV.