REGION NEWS

Egypt says Christian massacre attackers trained in Libya

The shooting was the latest in a series of attacks by IS that have killed more than 100 Copts since December.
May 28, 2017
A UAE lawyer sentenced to 10 years in 2013 for plotting against the regime was on Saturday awarded a major human rights award.
May 28, 2017
About 10,000 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya over the previous four days but at least 54 others died, Libyan and Italian officials said Saturday.
May 28, 2017
Dozens of relatives of Islamic State fighters were killed on Friday in new US-led strikes on Syria, just hours after the UN urged nations striking the jihadists to protect civilians.
May 26, 2017
Children among bus passengers targeted while going to a monastery in Minya province, prompting search for the attackers.
May 26, 2017
Security forces would "challenge, in accordance with the law, any gathering or incitement" to protest, the interior ministry said in a statement.
May 25, 2017
The Moroccan Association of Human Rights (AMDH) and Algeria's League for the Defence of Human Rights (LADDH) called on the two governments to help the refugees.
May 25, 2017
Libya has arrested a brother and the father of the man suspected of carrying out the bombing in the British city of Manchester, a relative and security sources said Wednesday.
May 25, 2017
Mada Masr, an independent Egyptian media outlet that has published investigative reports on corruption, was also inaccessible on Wednesday night
May 25, 2017
A total of 286 arrests were made, including fugitives that had escaped from Jau Prison, the ministry said.
May 24, 2017
Amid an apparent wide-scale security breach it was also reported that the agency's official Twitter account had also been attacked.
May 24, 2017
US forces have carried out a ground raid on an Al-Qaeda compound in Yemen, killing seven militants, the Pentagon said late Monday.
May 23, 2017
US President Donald Trump made a 30-minute speech on Sunday in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh on his first foreign visit since taking office.
May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017
The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Sunday urged Libyan authorities to free all asylum seekers and refugees from its detention centres as he visited Tripoli.
May 22, 2017
An attack on an airbase in south Libya has killed 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar, a spokesman for his forces said.
May 21, 2017
The last Syrian rebels and their families were being evacuated from the last opposition-held neighbourhood of the central city of Homs on Saturday, the provincial governor said.
May 21, 2017
Serpil Kemalbay was elected by delegates of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) to replace the party's jailed, co-leader, Figen Yuksekdag.
May 21, 2017
Agreements worth more than $380 billion have been signed between Riyadh and Washington on the first day of US President Donald Trump's visit, the Saudi foreign minister said.
May 21, 2017
Hassan Rouhani was still celebrating his resounding re-election victory on Saturday when he came under pressure from the country's long-standing foe the United States.
May 21, 2017
Syria's government delegation, led by Bashar al-Jaafari, returned to UN headquarters Wednesday afternoon for a meeting with talks mediator Staffan de Mistura.
May 18, 2017
The decision not to renew sanctions came just two days before Iran votes and may prove a boost for President Hassan Rouhani, who approved the nuclear deal and is seeking re-election.
May 18, 2017
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Wednesday officially launched the $9-million solar plant at the camp that was funded by the Ikea Foundation.
May 18, 2017
Iran's reformist first vice president, Eshaq Jahangiri, pulled out of this week's presidential election and endorsed the incumbent, Hassan Rouhani.
May 17, 2017
A Saudi Arabian police officer was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade on Tuesday in a Shiite town, the interior ministry said, as deadly fighting escalated.
May 17, 2017
Five previous rounds of UN-backed negotiations have failed to yield a solution to the six-year conflict.
May 17, 2017
More than 120 traditional dhows retraced a centuries-old pearl diving route off the coast of the United Arab Emirates on Sunday for an annual boat race.
May 16, 2017
Berlin on Monday slammed Ankara's refusal to allow German lawmakers to visit a NATO base near Syria and warned it could move its troops elsewhere.
May 16, 2017
This is the second outbreak of cholera, a bacterial infection contracted through ingesting contaminated food or water, in less than a year in Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country.
May 15, 2017
A new round of Syrian peace talks opens in Geneva on Tuesday, overshadowed by a competing process in Astana and with rebels reeling from a major setback in Damascus.
May 15, 2017