Regional News

December 2, 2014

Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters chant slogans as they gather in Abdel Moneim Riad Square in Cairo, November 29, 2014. (AFP/File)
20:37 GMT

A court in Egypt Tuesday sentenced 188 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to death for storming a police station last year, leading to 11 security personnel being killed.

Non-Muslims were allegedly separated from Muslims and executed by the militant group. (AFP/File)
12:05 GMT

Dozens of people were killed by Al-Shabaab militants in Kenya's northeastern Mandera County, security forces confirmed.

Over 1,000 militants have been killed in Pakistan's North Waziristan region since June, according to the army. (AFP/File)
11:49 GMT

Dozens of militants were killed by two separate air strikes in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan region, the army said.

The Danish national was shot in the shoulder last week as he left work. (AFP/File)
09:13 GMT

Supporters of ISIL claimed responsibility for the shooting of a Danish national in Saudi Arabia last week, according to the SITE monitoring group.

December 1, 2014

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan stands with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin near Saint Petersburg, November 22, 2013. (AFP/File)
12:06 GMT

Vladimir Putin is due to meet his Turkish counterpart Monday in an attempt to boost ties between both nations.

The Canadian national is the forth expat to be attacked in recent weeks. (AFP/File)
10:35 GMT

A Canadian man was stabbed with a metal object while he shopped with family in eastern Saudi Arabia, police have confirmed.

The 2009 flooding caused millions in damage. (Wikimedia Commons)
08:28 GMT

The 2009 floods killed more than 120 people.

Palestinian families cross into Gaza through the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip on November 27, 2014. (AFP/file)
04:00 GMT

In many cases, Amnesty said, residents were not given any official warning at all and heard from the media that they had 48 hours to leave their homes.

November 30, 2014

Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters chant slogans as they gather in Tahrir Square in Cairo on November 29, 2014. (AFP/file)
18:17 GMT

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak could soon be released, according to a senior judicial source. The news follows an Egyptian court’s decision on Saturday to drop charges against him relating to the killing of protesters during the country’s 2011 revolution.

Libya has been dogged by political instability since the 2011 ouster and death of long-ruling strongman Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
08:33 GMT

Around 450 people were killed in a month and a half of fighting in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi between the Libyan army and the city's Islamist militias.

Firefighters arrive at the scene where Taliban militants clashed with Afghan security forces in Kabul, November 29, 2014. (AFP/File)
06:18 GMT

Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen left two foreign aid workers dead after the militants stormed an international aid organization in Kabul Saturday.

Flooding has caused the closure of 63 schools across Gaza City and 43 schools across the northern Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians were evacuated from their homes after heavy flooding hit the Gaza Strip earlier this week.

November 29, 2014

There have been anti-government protests and violence ever since the 2011 uprising. (AFP/File)
19:18 GMT

Bahraini voters returned to the polls on Saturday amid boycotts by the Shia opposition.

The US Embassy in Yemen has been the target of several attacks over the recent years. (AFP/File)
16:49 GMT

Al-Qaeda militants claim to have detonated two bombs outside of the US Embassy in Sana'a, Yemen.

November 28, 2014

Yemeni and US forces raided an Al-Qaeda hideout this week and freed several captives, but failed to rescue the target American journalist still being held. (AFP/File)
14:56 GMT

An attempted rescue mission carried out by US special forces and Yemeni troops freed eight al-Qaeda hostages, but failed to rescue the target American journalist, who was reportedly moved just two days before the raid.