Regional News

April 13, 2014

Ghardaia Province has been the scene of sectarian violence since last December (AFP/File)
12:11 GMT

Two people and dozens others - including two policemen - were injured during clashes in Algeria's northern province of Ghardaia.

At least four Yemeni soldiers were killed by suspected Al Qaeda militants (File Archive/AFP)
11:25 GMT

At least four Yemeni soldiers were killed in three separate attacks throughout the country Sunday.

Over 90,000 Algerians in France cast their vote on the opening day of the polls (Bertrand Langlois/AFP)
08:18 GMT

France's Algerians population headed to the polls this weekend to vote in their home country's presidential election which is set to take place nationally April 17.

Kuwait's opposition held a conference last week about their new initiative, the "national political reform programme" (Yasser Al Zayyat/AFP)
07:55 GMT

Kuwait has imposed a news blackout on reports related to a recording that suggests there is a plot to overthrow the ruling government.

The U.S. recently listed Ansar Beit Maqdis as a terrorist group (File Archive/AFP)
07:33 GMT

Egyptian troops have allegedly killed a prominent Sinai Peninsula militant this weekend.

Amnesty International have slammed Egypt's controversial counter-terrorism law. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT

Amnesty International issued a statement this weekend denouncing a counter-terrorism law drafted by the Egyptian government, saying that it must be scrapped or fundamentally revised.

The World Bank recently reported that Ben Ali embezzled billions of dollars. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Switzerland will hand over $40 million to Tunisia. The money comes from a Swiss bank account belonging to former dictator Ben Ali.

April 12, 2014

Yemeni security forces have been the target of multiple attacks since 2012. (AFP/File)
19:24 GMT

At least one soldier is dead after gunmen fired on an army vehicle in Hadramawt Province.

Massive protests for government reform began in 2011. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT

The Opposition Coalition in Kuwait is suggesting major government reforms, such as instituting political parties.

Many Libyans want a larger share of oil profits. (AFP/File)
16:46 GMT

Anti-government protestors forced the Zawiya oil terminal to close and blocked the entrance to the port, preventing oil workers from entering.

One person was killed after demonstrators clashed with Egyptian police in Alexandria. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT

Clashes between anti-government protestors and security forces have left one dead in Alexandria.

Fighting between Egyptian security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters is the biggest obstacle for peace in the country (File/AFP)
11:07 GMT

At least two Muslim Brotherhood members have been killed by security forces in an exchange of gunfire on Friday.

Saleh al-Mutlaq was left unhurt after the attack in Baghdad (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Deputy PM Saleh al-Mutlaq escaped from an assassination attempt, alleges an Iraqi lawmaker accompanying him on a trip to Abu Graib.

April 11, 2014

Sixty six people have died from MERS in Saudi Arabia so far (File/AFP)
17:03 GMT

Five hospital workers have been placed in quarantine due to a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus outbreak in Al Ain, UAE.

April 10, 2014

The majority of the government approved clerics were trained at Al Azhar University. (AFP/File)
13:56 GMT

The Egyptian government is adopting measures to expand control over mosques.