Middle East and North Africa

Middle East and North Africa coverage from Reuters.

World Newsin 30 minutes

Algeria expects to get more illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa after the European Union made it more difficult to reach Europe by boat, the country's interior minister said on Thursday.

Film Newsin 2 hours

FILE PHOTO: Film director Ken Loach, speaks at the Durham Miners' Gala, in Durham, Britain July 8th 2017. REUTERS/Mary Turner

British film director Ken Loach accused Belgium's prime minister on Thursday of ignoring "flagrant breaches of international law" by Israel in a row over alleged anti-Semitism and the filmmaker's long-time support of Palestinians.

Business Newsin 3 hours

An oil pump is seen at sunset outside Vaudoy-en-Brie, near Paris, France April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Oil prices gained on Thursday as the risk of renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran, plunging Venezuelan output, and robust global demand shook off the effects of a strong dollar.

Big Story 10in 3 hours

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After fleeing a besieged Syrian refugee camp south of Damascus last week, Fatimah watches the "devastation" from her window in a neighboring town as air strikes pound the brutal place - without running water or medicine - that was her home for years.

World Newsin 3 hours

FILE PHOTO: Libya's eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar salutes as he participates in General Security conference, in Benghazi, Libya, October 14, 2017. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

Veteran military commander Khalifa Haftar, the most powerful figure in eastern Libya, returned to Benghazi on Thursday after a two-week absence during which he received medical treatment in Paris.

Environmentin 3 hours

People look on as Israeli rescue services helicopter operates near the site where a group of Israeli youths was swept away by a flash flood, near the Zafit river bed, south to the Dead Sea, Israel, April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

At least nine teenage seminary students died after they were swept away by a flash flood in the Negev Desert in southern Israel on Thursday, an ambulance service said.

World Newsin 3 hours

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the “Defense Department budget posture in review of the Defense Authorization Request for FY2019 and the Future Years Defense Program” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that he expected a "re-energized" effort against Islamic State militants in eastern Syria in the coming days.

World Newsin 3 hours

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday the United States would "probably regret" not keeping a holding force in Syria to ensure that Islamic State militants did not re-emerge, the latest sign that a total U.S. withdrawal was unlikely.

World Newsin 3 hours

Members of Palestinian Hamas security forces carry a coffin containing the body of Palestinian engineering lecturer Fadi al-Batsh, who was shot dead in Malaysia, in the southern Gaza Strip April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

The body of Fadi al-Batsh, a Palestinian lecturer claimed as a member by Hamas who was gunned down in Malaysia at the weekend, was repatriated to Gaza and buried on Thursday.

Politicsin 3 hours

FILE PHOTO: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on "Worldwide Threats" on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

The U.S. Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as President Donald Trump's secretary of state on Thursday, and the former CIA director set off immediately on a trip to meet key allies in Europe and the Middle East.

World Newsin 4 hours

Russia's ambassador Alexander Shulgin (L) and an unidentified boy from Douma, Syria, arrive at a news conference in the Hague, Netherlands, April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Kooren

Russia and Syria presented more than a dozen unharmed people from Ghouta, Syria, at the premises of the Organisation for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons on Thursday to support claims there was no chemical attack in the region this month.

Politicsin 4 hours

New U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to travel to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel over the weekend after a stop in Brussels for a NATO meeting, the State Department said on Thursday.

Business Newsin 4 hours

U.S. President Donald Trump signs autographs for children of staff and press at the White House on "take your child to work day" in Washington. U.S., April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The European Commission believes U.S. President Donald Trump is setting unacceptable conditions for the European Union to get a permanent exemption from steel and aluminum tariffs, a German newspaper reported on Thursday.

Big Story 10in 5 hours

Syrian refugee and Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini poses for the photographer during a training session in a pool at the Olympic park in Berlin, Germany, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BERLIN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the crowd erupted in applause for swimmer Yusra Mardini at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, it was hard to believe the teenager nearly drowned at sea just a year earlier escaping war in Syria.

Dealsin 6 hours

FILE PHOTO: Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi speaks during news conference at the ministry of oil in Baghdad, Iraq November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani /File Photo

Iraq failed to attract investment from the top global energy companies in its oil and gas exploration/development contract auction on Thursday, with no major firms winning any bids and only Italy's Eni submitting an offer.

World Newsin 6 hours

Posters with Lebanese parliament candidates are seen on a building in Beirut, Lebanon April 23, 2018. REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir

Lebanese will have a first opportunity in nine years to vote in a general election on May 6 under new rules, expected to bring some changes to parliament but preserve a unity government combining its main political blocs.

Commoditiesin 6 hours

FILE PHOTO: The logo of BP is on display at a petrol station in Moscow, Russia, July 4, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhi/File photo

Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) has held discussions with majors BP and Eni about resuming exploration activity in the North African country, it said on Thursday.

World Newsin 6 hours

FILE PHOTO: Murat Sabuncu, editor-in-chief of the newspaper Cumhuriyet, is greeted by his friends after being released from the prison in Silivri near Istanbul, Turkey March 10, 2018.ÊREUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir/File Photo

The editor-in-chief of Turkey's opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper said on Thursday he was unbowed by a government crackdown and would not abandon journalism, a day after a court sentenced him and more than a dozen colleagues to prison on terrorism charges.

World Newsin 7 hours

Israel's envoy to the United Nations said on Thursday that Iran had recruited at least 80,000 Shiite fighters which it was training at a base just over five miles from Damascus.

World Newsin 7 hours

The Syrian army on Thursday intensified its bombardment of a besieged camp for Palestinian refugees and nearby rebel-held areas in southern Damascus, the last area near the capital outside government control.

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