Regional News

August 18, 2014

Kuwait´s parliament, where Member for Parliament Abdul Hameed Dashti said he would call for a debate about misbehaving Kuwaitis abroad (Yasser al-Zayya, AFP).
13:09 GMT

Two Kuwaiti parliament members have demanded that the passport of any Kuwaiti who tarnishes the country’s image and reputation abroad should be revoked.

Egypt's security forces are often targeted ever since Mohamed Morsi was ousted from office in July, 2013 (File/AFP)
10:58 GMT

An Egyptian police officer was shot dead Monday in the Nile Delta when an armed group attacked a security checkpoint.

August 17, 2014

A boy walks passed street art critical of U.S. drone strikes in Yemen (File/AFP)
08:24 GMT

At least ten suspected militants were killed in separate U.S. drone strikes over eastern and southern parts of Yemen, a local official confirmed.

Libya is grappling with rising insecurity since the fall of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
07:43 GMT

Heavy fighting has broken out between rival militia groups in Tripoli.

August 14, 2014

Mubarak is on trial for allegedly ordering the death of protesters during the country's revolution. (AFP/File)
09:08 GMT

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he did not order the killing of protesters or the shedding of the blood of Egyptians.

August 13, 2014

Violent clashes between competing militia have rocked Tripoli and Benghazi residents as Libya's interim government struggles to gain control. (AFP/File)
16:38 GMT

As violence continues in Tripoli and Benghazi, Libya's MPs vote to ask for international humanitarian intervention.

Lawmakers are seeking to to overcome confrontation between between two armed factions. (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT

Libya's new parliament agreed that the next president would be elected by popular vote.

August 12, 2014

Libya struggles with rising insecurity. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

The police chief in Libya's Tripoli was gunned down Tuesday.

Both the U.S. and Egypt declared Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis a terrorist organization in April, 2013 (File/AFP)
10:12 GMT

Security forces in Egypt arrested two alleged members of a militant group in the tense Sinai Peninsula, the country's state news agency reported Tuesday.

The Mavi Marmara, used as part of a flotilla in May 2010 in an attempt to break the Gaza blockade, however nine Turkish nationals died when Israeli commandos boarded the ship (AFP/ File Archive).
05:00 GMT

A pro-Palestinian campaign group in Turkey plans to send aid in a flotilla of ships bound for Gaza, four years after its last attempt to break the Israeli blockade which resulted in 9 Turkish deaths.

August 11, 2014

Russian President Vladamir Putin. Talks will focus on the situation in the Middle East including Gaza, Libya, Iraq and Syria (Alexey Druzhinin /AFP).
20:00 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will travel to Sochi, Russia for two days to meet with President Vladimir Putin.

Security sources confirmed that 20 suspected jihadists had been arrested due to “security concerns” (AFP/ File Archive).
17:00 GMT

Jordanian security services arrested 20 suspected jihadists with alleged ties to the Islamic State on Sunday.

 Kurdish fighters say they have liberated the Iraqi border towns of Gwer and Makhmur (Ahmad al-Rubaye / AFP).
15:21 GMT

Supported by a third day of US air strikes against Sunni militants in Iraq, Kurdish forces have carried out counterattacks claiming to have retaken two border towns.

Smoke billows from a petrol depot, which was set ablaze following clashes between rival rebel groups near Tripoli's airport (File/AFP)
07:42 GMT

Clashes between rival militias in Libya's capital continued on Sunday while the UN attempted to broker a ceasefire between both sides.

Newly elected Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Ermine wave at supporters from the balcony of the AKP party headquarters during the celebrations of his victory in the presidential election vote in Ankara on August 10, 2014. [AFP]
05:12 GMT

Outgoing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will witness “a new era” during his tenure as the new president of the country.