Regional News

October 28, 2013

Anti-government factions from Bahrain's Shiite majority have previously targeted security officials in protest of the oppressive Sunni leadership (Hasan Jamali/AP)
13:05 GMT

A homemade bomb targeting a police patrol in Bahrain wounded security officials in the Gulf country Monday.

Tunisian security forces conducted operations last week that killed ten alleged terrorist militants one day prior to the fatal clashes in Sidi Bouzid that left eight policemen dead (AFP)
09:44 GMT

Eight individuals believed to be involved in the deaths of Tunisian policemen from last week were arrested by officials late Sunday.

US Lawmakers John McCain and Lindsey Graham expressed doubts regarding the success of the proposed Geneva peace talks in ending the conflict in Syria (AP)
08:40 GMT

US Lawmakers called on President Barack Obama Sunday to "repair ties" with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Three Egyptian policemen were killed by unidentified gunmen in Egypt's Mansoura on Monday morning. (AFP/File)
08:25 GMT

Three policemen were killed in Mansoura, in the Egyptian Nile Delta, early on Monday morning after unidentified gunmen attacked a security checkpoint.

October 27, 2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani  meets with International Peace envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi  in Tehran on October 27, 2013.  [ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images]
22:24 GMT

International Peace envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi is to arrive in Damascus on Monday to discuss preparations for Geneva II conference.

Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of peace negotiations with the Palestinians. [Photo by Reuters]
16:55 GMT

Israeli government reject a bill by right-wing party Habayit Hayehudi to ban the release of Palestinian prisoners.

Iraqis look at the remains of a vehicle following an explosion on October 27, 2013, in the the Mashtal district of the capital Baghdad. [SABAH ARAR/AFP/Getty Images]
15:36 GMT

A series of car blasts hit 8 different areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday killing at least 49 people and wounding more than 90, pushing the October death toll from Iraq violence past 600.

Palestinian militants of the Islamic Jihad hold rocket propelled grenades (RPG) as they take part in a rally against Israel in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah, on October 24, 2013. [Photo credit: SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images]
14:46 GMT

Gaza militant fire mortal shells into Israel Sunday afternoon

Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning a possible visit to Cairo in a bid to boost relations between the two countries (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin is hoping to capitalise on the current unrest in Egypt by pursuing a mutually beneficial diplomatic relationship with Cairo in the wake of US halting its military aid to the country, according to a recent report by UK newspaper The Times.

The Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated group, the National Alliance in Support of Legitimacy, has proposed a new initiative to resolve Egypt's political stalemate. (AFP/File)
06:48 GMT

The Muslim Brotherhood affiliated National Alliance has proposed a new initiative that will resolve the political crisis that has been ongoing in Egypt since the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi in July.

Algeria's President Bouteflika, who announced intentions to run for another term, has become a major US partner in the "fight against terrorism" (Francois Lenoir/Reuters)
05:43 GMT

Algeria's 76-year-old ailing leader announced Saturday that he will be running for a fourth term in the country's next election cycle.

Mohamed ElBaradei, ex- interim Vice president of Egypt, pictured at the Cinema for Peace Gala ceremony. (Image credit: Getty)
05:00 GMT

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Mohammed ElBaradei, Egypt's former interim Vice President for “betrayal of trust.”

October 26, 2013

Tunisia's ruling Islamist Ennahda party's leader Rached Ghannouchi (C) arrives for a meeting as part of talks with the opposition. (Image credit: AFP)
07:07 GMT

Tunisia’s ruling Islamist Ennahda began national dialogue with opposition parties on Friday to form a caretaker government and prepare for elections.

October 25, 2013

BELGIUM, Brussels : EU Council president Herman Van Rompuy and Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas make a statement on October 23, 2013 after their working session at the EU Headquarters in Brussels. [AFP]
14:36 GMT

In a new campaign aimed at ending commercial activity in the settlements, Palestinian Authority last month sent a letter to 50 countries urging them to impose sanctions on settlements by either freezing their business dealings with the settlements or withdrawing their investments altogether.

An extra taking part in an exercise during the education of OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) inspectors at the German army Bundeswehr training area in Wildfelecken, southern Germany.
13:14 GMT

Norway rejected on Friday a U.S request to take on the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, arguing that it lacks suitable equipments and regulations to carry out the task