Regional News

February 11, 2014

Obama told reporters at a press conference with French President Francois Hollande that it is Moscow's responsibility to ensure that Syria complies with removing its chemical stockpile as agreed upon under the U.S-Russia deal (Mandel Ngan/AFP)
18:16 GMT

Russian officials said that the U.S. is "hindering progress" on settling the Iran nuclear issue while Obama called on Russia to urge Damascus to dispose its chemical weapons on time, calling it Moscow's "responsibility.

Veteran Egyptian diplomat Amr Moussa told Al Siyasa that Sisi will announce his presidential bid officially in the "near future" (File Archive)
16:22 GMT

Egypt's veteran diplomat Amr Moussa told reporters Tuesday that army chief Abdel Fattah El Sisi has decided to run for president and will make his run official in the "near future."

An Algerian military plane also crashed in the south of France in late 2012 (Courtesy of Press TV)
14:42 GMT

More than 100 people were killed Tuesday in a plane crash in eastern Algeria.

The pipeline and policeman are frequently targeted by militant groups in Egypt's restive Sinai peninsula. (AFP/File)
11:38 GMT

Egyptian security officials say suspected Al Qaeda-inspired militants have blown up a natural gas pipeline in the restive Sinai Peninsula, while gunmen shot dead a policeman in the Suez canal city of Ismailia.

Bahrain's Arab Spring took place in 2011, and there have been protests and demonstrations against the government ever since. (AFP/File)
11:13 GMT

Protesters against Bahrain's ruling Al Khalifa family took to the streets across the country on Tuesday, two days after Bahrain marked the third anniversary of its "Arab Spring" uprising.

The new six-region federation does not divide wealth fairly, northern Shiite rebels said Tuesday. (AFP/File)
10:26 GMT

Rebels from Yemen's Shiite north have rejected a plan that would divide the country into a six-region federation, saying that it does not distribute wealth fairly or evenly.

The Yemeni secretary general of a campaign entitled "Rescue" organized by the Independent Youth movement, Nora Al-Jowri, takes part in a demonstration demanding the government resign. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

As part of its political transition, Yemen will move towards a six-region federation.

February 10, 2014

fghan security forces stand guard near the wreckage of a car which was used in a bomb attack in the Pol-e-Charkhi area of Kabul on February 10, 2014. Two civilian contractors working for the NATO force were killed. [AFP]
16:58 GMT

A suicide bombing in Kabul has killed two NATO coalition force civilians.

Western militaries will not be helping Libyan forces fight Islamist rebels, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday. (AFP/File)
10:13 GMT

Western military action against Islamist fighters in southern Libya has been ruled out by France, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday.

In Riyadh, women walk out of a shopping mall to wait for their driver to pick them up. [kiaorgaza]
05:01 GMT

After rounds of debate on driving in the KSA, women are taking another stand for their freedom to move.

February 9, 2014

Lieberman described Kerry and the U.S. as a "true friend of Israel" in his commentary Sunday (Courtesy of Haaretz)
14:43 GMT

Israel's right-wing Foreign Minister told his coalition partners Sunday that their "snipes" at the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's peace efforts risked "estranging a true friend."

The explosion that killed Colonel Hussein was caused by a bomb planted under the seat in his car. [presstv]
11:36 GMT

A Yemeni intelligence officer was killed after an explosion detonated in his car wounding three others.

Libyans have taken to the streets in recent weeks to protest against the government's decision to extend its own mandate rather than resign and have new representatives form a fresh governmental body (Abdullah Doma/AFP)
07:55 GMT

Libya's first post-Gaddafi era prosecutor general was murdered Saturday while visiting family in the country's eastern city of Derna.

Tunisia's former opposition MP Mohammad Brahmi was shot last July (Courtesy of CS Monitor)
07:30 GMT

Tunisian security forces arrested the suspect who is believed responsible for the killing for former opposition politician Mohammed Brahmi last July.

Government soldiers have been stationed in Sinai in growing numbers since the oust of former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in its effort to crack down on all Islamist supporters in the country (File Archive/AFP)
07:09 GMT

Air raids in Sinai have left at least 16 dead this weekend.