Regional News

December 29, 2014

The ruling, made on Monday, will stand unless overturned by an appeal from a higher Egyptian court. (AFP/File)
18:50 GMT

An Egyptian court has ruled to permanently ban a Jewish celebration where hundred of Jews gather yearly at the 19th century tomb of Moroccan Rabbi Jacob Abu Hasira, citing unspecified "moral offenses".

While finalizing talks have been suspended until July 1, 2015, Obama said Iran should take the opportunity to secure a nuclear agreement to lift long-term sanctions on the country. (AFP/File)
17:41 GMT

In an interview with NPR news that aired Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama said Iran had the chance to emerge as a regional power holder and have better international relations if the country could secure a long-term nuclear agreement.

The three journalists were arrested last year on charges of using Al Jazeera as a Muslim Brotherhood mouthpiece following the overthrow of Brotherhood-aligned president, Mohamed Morsi. (AFP/File)
16:59 GMT

On the one year anniversary of the detainment of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, the network is launching a plea for their release on social media.

It is still unclear what caused the pilot's plane to crash near Daesh's self-proclaimed capital city of Raqqa. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT

Jordan has reportedly appealed to Turkey for help in securing the release of Jordanian pilot 1st Lt. Mu’ath al-Kaseasbeh who is being held captive by Daesh.

Sheikh Salman’s lawyer, Abdullah al-Shamlan, tweeted that Salman had been accused of "inciting hatred against the regime and calling for its overthrow by force.”(AFP/File)
11:30 GMT

Bahraini authorities on Sunday detained the head of the kingdom’s main opposition group after he was summoned for questioning over unspecified and unknown violations.

December 28, 2014

Tensions were high as members of PKK blocked the roads at Cizre, in southeast Turkey near the Syrian border. (AFP/ILYAS AKENGIN)
06:00 GMT

Clashes between militant groups, Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Huda-Par, in southeast Turkey have left two people dead.

December 27, 2014

Reasons remain unknown as to why the recently re-elected leader was ordered to appear before police investigators. (AFP/File)
14:58 GMT

Bahrain’s main opposition bloc, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, has reelected Sheikh Ali Salman as its leader.

December 25, 2014

A Daesh militant holds up parts of the Jordanian warplane, which was shot down in Syria. (Image: Screenshot)
20:00 GMT

A prisoner exchange could be an option for the captured Jordanian pilot who is being held by Daesh militants in Syria.

December 24, 2014

Pakistanis look through belongings following a deadly attack in the southwestern city of Quetta, January 11, 2013. (AFP/File)
21:00 GMT

Up to 30 people were injured by an explosion in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta Wednesday. No group so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

Qatar-based Al Jazeera shut down its Egypt channel in the past week, causing further tension between Cairo and Doha. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Saudi brokered talks to end an 18-month standoff between Doha and Cairo will continue into January following Al Jazeera's decision to close its Egypt channel.

Senior PKK leader Murat Karayilan said a war could start if current talks with Turkey failed. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

A senior PKK leader said Kurds could "start a war" and hostilities could resume with Turkey if talks with Ankara failed.

Pro-government protesters were kidnapped by Houthi militants in Sanaa. (AFP/File)
15:38 GMT

Shia militants abducted 20 anti-Houthi protesters in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Wednesday, eyewitnesses said.

Three militants from the Daesh-linked Jund al-Khilafa were killed by Algeria's army. (AFP/File)
10:05 GMT

Algeria's army killed three militants including a key leader of a group linked to Daesh, which claimed responsibility for killing a French national in September.

December 23, 2014

Armed militias have continued to clash with government forces since the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. (AFP/File)
14:07 GMT

Hundreds of Libyan civilians caught up in fighting between armed groups and government forces were killed since late August, the UN said.

The latest bomb attacks come after dozens of Houthi militants were killed during clashes Sunday. (AFP/File)
09:50 GMT

A Shia Houthi fighter was killed after five bomb blasts rocked the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Tuesday, according to reports.