Members of the self-styled Libyan National Army, loyal to the country's east strongman Khalifa Haftar, fire mortar shells during clashes with militants in Benghazi's central Akhribish district on July 19, 2017 (AFP)
August 19, 2017 - 13:30 GMT
Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) has detained senior LNA commander Mahmoud al-Werfalli, suspected of executing dozens of prisoners in the war-torn city of Benghazi.
Demonstration for media freedom in Berlin (Wikimedia Commons)
August 19, 2017 - 11:35 GMT
The media watchdog had described Egypt as "one of the world's biggest prisons for journalists".
The Lebanese army announced on Saturday the start of an offensive against Daesh close to the Syrian border. (AFP)
August 19, 2017 - 09:50 GMT
The Syrian army and Hizballah are also preparing for a simultaneous attack on IS on the Syrian side of the border.
“Attacks carried out by air caused over half of all child casualties, with at least 349 killed and 333 injured
August 19, 2017 - 07:47 GMT
The report claims 51 per cent of all child deaths and injuries in Yemen last year were the result of military operations by the coalition, describing the death toll as “unacceptably high”.
Hamas will receive $15million from the UAE each month
August 18, 2017 - 14:02 GMT
The United Arab Emirates will provide $15 million a month to Gaza, Gulf News reported Thursday, citing Palestinian Arab politician Mohammad Dahlan.
The Turkish president has launched a crackdown on journalists
August 18, 2017 - 13:31 GMT
Turkey places nine more journalists under arrest on suspicion of links to Gulen, the alleged mastermind of the failed 2016 coup, in the latest series of measures against media workers.
Donald Trump is the current commander-in-chief of the U.S. Military
August 18, 2017 - 13:10 GMT
U.S. forces have no plans to leave Northern Syria following the defeat of ISIS and instead plans to stay in the region for decades to come, it has emerged.
The Emir of Kuwait now owns 163 Acres of the Sharqia Governorate of Egypt
August 17, 2017 - 16:09 GMT
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a presidential decree, on Thursday, that allowed Emir [Ruler] of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the right to own land and property in the Sharqia Governorate of Egypt’s.
General Mohammad Bagheri in Turkey this week. (AFP)
August 17, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Turkey and Iran have agreed to boost military cooperation after talks in Ankara this week.
Iraqi Kurds. (AFP)
August 17, 2017 - 13:55 GMT
Turkey is calling on the Kurdistan Regional Government to refrain from going ahead with its independence referendum.
The popularity of Bitcoin is growing in Egypt
August 17, 2017 - 11:30 GMT
Egypt could become one of the world’s top Bitcoin trading hubs within weeks thanks to the launch of the country’s first cryptocurrency exchange.
Earlier this year, al-Sadr had called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to
August 17, 2017 - 09:31 GMT
UAE owned publications say Moqtada al-Sadr's visit to Abu Dhabi and Riyadh was triggered after the leader publicly opposed Tehran's regional politics.
Women in Lebanon have long campaigned for the government to scrap the reviled Article 522. (File/photo)
August 17, 2017 - 08:57 GMT
Lebanon's parliament has abolished a law that allowed a rapist to escape punishment if he married his victim.
40,000 troops have surrounded the city. (AFP)
August 17, 2017 - 08:52 GMT
40,000 troops have surrounded the city.
Authorities say Oksuz was detained near an Ankara air base hours after the coup attempt. (AFP)
August 16, 2017 - 14:13 GMT
Turkey sent a diplomatic note requesting the extradition of Adil Oksuz.
President Hassan Rouhani. (AFP)
August 16, 2017 - 11:45 GMT
The BBC says it has an audience of over 13 million in the country, a figure which places it as the seventh biggest market worldwide.