Yemen: Vatican Hopes Senseless Violence Will Awaken Consciences, Bring Peace

Pope Francis expressed sadness, during his Sunday mass at the Vatican, at the deadly attack on an elderly home in Aden, Yemen, on Friday, describing it as an “act of senseless and diabolical violence.” The attack left 16 people dead, Read more

Syria: Vienna II announces less than 2 year transitional plan

The Vienna II meeting on the Syrian war, attended by 17 Western and Arab States and 3 organizations, agreed on a transitional timetable without dwelling much on the role of President Assad. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said although they Read more

Libya: Tobruk recovers three air force bases from Islamic State in Benghazi

Fresh clashes between militants of the Islamic State and the Libyan National Army (LNA,) a force loyal to the internationally recognized Tobruk-based government, began on Tuesday in Benghazi, enabled the LNA to recover three former air force bases; two in Read more

Egypt: Normality will return when PA takes over Gaza, Sisi to Abbas

President Sisi of Egypt met Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Cairo to discuss the situation in Palestinian territories and Egypt’s actions along the border which has restricted crossing and smugglings to Gaza. After their meeting, a statement read by Sisi’s Read more