Regional News

August 11, 2014

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.

August 10, 2014

Surveys last month showed Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the lead. (AFP/File)
08:37 GMT

Turkish presidential candidates are gearing up for the presidential election Sunday.

A woman with a Palestinian flag covering her head lays on the ground along with other protesters during a demonstration against Israel's military operations in Gaza and in support of the Palestinian people, on August 9, 2014. [AFP]
08:24 GMT

Palestinian negotiators will leave Cairo on Sunday unless Israel agrees to return to Egyptian-mediated negotiations.

August 7, 2014

Lebanese army soldiers drive armoured personnel carriers in the northern Lebanese town of Arsal on the border with Syria on August 6, 2014. [AFP]
12:12 GMT

The Lebanese Army is working to restore order in Arsal Thursday morning, with a number of missing policemen turning up, after militants withdrew from the northeast border town.

Egypt has witnessed a rise in militant attacks across the Sinai Peninsula since the ousting of ex president, Mohamed Morsi (File/AFP)
09:57 GMT

A pipeline to Jordan was attacked and blown up by unknown assailants in the Sinai Peninsula Thursday, security sources reported.

Humanitarian agencies have estimated that between 10,000 and 40,000 civilians remain trapped on Mount Sinjar since being driven out of surrounding villages and the town of Sinjar on Sunday. [AFP]
07:14 GMT

Thousands of minority Yazidi Iraqis marooned on Mount Sinjar face the choice of dying of thirst or surrendering to the Isis fighters.

August 6, 2014

The deadly Ebola virus causes massive internal bleeding and has no cure. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT

A Saudi Arabian national has died after returning from Sierra Leone and is being tested for the Ebola virus.

A Syrian boy, reportedly wounded in a Syrian army airstrike on Douma, a rebel-held town near Damascus, receives medical treatment at a hospital in Douma on August 5, 2014. [AFP]
12:11 GMT

At least 16 people, including two children, have been killed and dozens of others wounded in a shelling by foreign-backed militants targeting a number of areas in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Jordanian protesters set a makeshift Israeli flag on fire during a demonstration calling for an end to the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip, in Amman, on August 05, 2014. [AFP]
10:08 GMT

Jordan has submitted a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) calling for a permanent cessation of Israel’s atrocities in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Experts from the OPCW held a meeting in the Lebanese capital Beirut to discuss the destruction of 12 production sites in Syria over a six-month course. [AFP]
07:56 GMT

A group of chemical weapons experts is due to travel to Syria to continue the destruction of the country’s chemical capabilities.

Egypt has witnessed a wave of militant attacks since the ousting of ex-president Mohamed Morsi in July of last year (File/AFP)
07:33 GMT

Five Egyptian police personnel and four militants died during Tuesday clashes in the country's tourist spot along the Mediterranean coast.

August 4, 2014

Afghan bystanders look at the bodies of insurgents following an attack by the Taliban in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province on July 27, 2014. [AFP]
15:14 GMT

Afghan national security forces backed by the army troops have killed 86 Taliban militants and injured 71 others during cleanup operations across the Asian country over the past 24 hours.

Al-Qaeda's most lethal branch is highly active in Yemen. (AFP/File)
11:42 GMT

Four Yemeni soldiers were killed during an ambush in Hadramawt province.

Most Western countries have evacuated their embassies because of the ongoing violence. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT

More than 20 people have been killed in fighting between two armed groups in Tripoli as they battle for control of the international airport.