Regional News

May 14, 2014

Thousands of Egyptian nationals work as laborers in Libya, but now fear their security amid increasing violence (File/AFP)
11:47 GMT

An Egyptian worker was shot dead by gunmen in Benghazi on Tuesday, according to Al-Wasat news. A post-mortem of the victim's body is now being carried out.

Eight people were wounded when rival gunmen clashed in Ain al-Hilweh camp on Monday (File/AFP)
10:51 GMT

Calm prevailed over the Palestinian camp of Ain al-Hilweh days after clashes between rival factions, which left eight people wounded.

The Prime Minister has ordered flags to be flown at half mast. (AFP/File)
10:04 GMT

Turkey has declared a three day mourning period after the coal mining accident that has left over 200 people dead.

Iran's Deputy FM Hossein Amir Abdollahian's comments come in response to Saudi Arabia's invitation announced on Tuesday (Courtesy of PressTV)
08:52 GMT

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister told reporters Wednesday that Tehran "has not received a written invitation for its foreign minister to visit Saudi Arabia," but is planning to in the near future.

Officials say a faulty electrical transformer caused the explosion. (AFP/File)
07:27 GMT

The death toll in Turkey's coal mine accident has risen to at least 201.

May 13, 2014

A previous mine explosion left many Turkish workers trapped in Bursa in 2009 (File Archive/AFP)
18:40 GMT

A fire in a coal mine in western Turkey has trapped hundreds of miners and has already killed four.

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Riyadh Tuesday (Mandel Ngan/Pool/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Riyadh announced Tuesday that Saudi Arabia is "ready to negotiate" with its rival Iran.

Nayef al-Ajmi (left) quit his post after being accused of funding terrorism in Syria (File/AFP)
16:49 GMT

Kuwait's minister for justice and Islamic affairs resigned over his support for militancy in Syria on Monday.

Egyptian activist Ahmed Douma's health is said to be deteriorating (File/AFP)
14:27 GMT

Jailed Egyptian activist Ahmed Douma was hospitalized on Tuesday while Al Jazeera journalist Abdallah El-Shamy was moved to an undisclosed location.

Prince Nasser is accused of being involved in the torture of Bahraini prisoners in 2011. (Photo courtesy of Bahrain News Agency)
11:58 GMT

Prince Nasser faces charges of torture but has immunity in Bahrain. If he travels to the United Kingdom, however, human rights lawyers may advocate for his arrest.

Demonstrations began in 2013 after the government proposed to demolish Gezi Park. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT

Nearly a thousand people gathered to demonstrate outside a Turkish courthouse where eight men are standing trial for the killing of a Turkish student during the 2013 protests.

The Jordanian ambassador was kidnapped by gunmen earlier this month. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT

The Jordanian ambassador who was kidnapped in Libya last month has been freed.

Qaradawi said that Egypt has not gained anything since Morsi was overthrown. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Influential cleric Youssef al Qaradawi has called for Egyptians to boycott the presidential elections.

May 12, 2014

Turmoil has gripped Egypt since President Morsi was overthrown. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Unidentified suspects have set fire to Sisi's campaign headquarters.

The Free Syrian Army has been fighting against Assad's regime since the uprising in March of 2011. (AFP/File)
14:35 GMT

A member of the Free Syrian Army was arrested in Egypt because he was allegedly planning a terrorist attack in Cairo.