Regional News

June 17, 2014

Violence in Iraq is quickly becoming a crisis as ISIL militants continue to take over Iraqi cities. (AFP/File)
07:37 GMT

Britain has proposed a ban on ISIL under the British Terrorism Act.

June 16, 2014

Current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to be the AFP party's candidate and run for reelection. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Turkey's two main opposition parties have picked a joint candidate for the upcoming presidential election.

Several demonstrations have taken place in Kurdish-majority areas over the construction of new army posts. (AFP/File)
08:10 GMT

A Kurdish teenager has been killed during a protest in the Turkish city of Adana.

June 15, 2014

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula frequently targets diplomats and civilians in Yemen. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

At least seven medical staffers were in killed in Yemen Sunday in a militant ambush.

Former president Saleh ruled Yemen for 33 years. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

Yemeni troops surrounded a mosque controlled by former president Saleh amid suspicions that Saleh is plotting a coup.

June 14, 2014

A Yemeni boy walks past a street art in Sana'a, depicting a U.S. drone strike (File/AFP)
14:25 GMT

At least three people were killed by an American drone strike in southern Yemen, according to local officials.

Hezbollah blames America for the rise of terrorism in the Middle East (File/AFP)
12:07 GMT

Hezbollah's deputy head Sheikh Naim Qassem, blamed the U.S. for chaotic unrest in the Middle East and rising terrorism in the region.

June 13, 2014

Muslim Brotherhood supporters had gathered in Cairo's Hadayek Al-Maadi district when the policeman was shot dead (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

An Egyptian policeman was killed by an unknown assailant during a Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo's Maadi district.

June 12, 2014

A Palestinian man lies injured after being caught in clashes in southern Lebanon (File/AFP)
20:00 GMT

A military judge in Lebanon sought the death penalty for 31 Palestinians accused of violence during clashes in April.

Checkpoints are a frequent target in Libya. (AFP/File)
08:34 GMT

Two army officials have been killed in a suicide attack at an army checkpoint.

June 11, 2014

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that "there can be a few hundred centrifuges, but the Iranians want thousands" (AFP/ File).
20:00 GMT

France´s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says that Iran must maintain access to only a few hundred centrifuges to overcome the impasse in nuclear talks between Iran, Germany and UN Security Council permanent member states.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has held an emergency meeting with the Undersecretary of Turkey's National Intelligence Agency (MIT) and Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay to discuss the situation (AFP/ File).
19:00 GMT

Militants have seized the Turkish consulate in Mosul, taking 48 people to a militant base.

Anti-government demonstrations have swept the country since 2011. (AFP/File)
08:07 GMT

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed deep concern over the Bahraini government's crackdown on political dissidents.

The Libyan government has been unable to control powerful militias causing chaos across the country. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT

Libyan General Khalifa Haftar has agreed to a truce during Libya's upcoming election.

June 10, 2014

Rivlin won 63 of 119 votes (AFP/ File).
14:47 GMT

Former parliamentary speaker Reuven Rivlin has beaten Meir Sheetrit to become Israel's tenth president.