Ali Za'tari has previously served in Libya, as well as Sudan, Syria, Iraq and Kuwait. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
April 26, 2015 - 10:29 GMT
Ali H. Al Za’tari, a Harvard graduate and seasoned UN representative, is nominated as the new UN resident coordinator, humanitarian coordinator and resident representative of the new deputy special representative in Libya. He will also serve as the deputy head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).
Two Saudi police officers had been killed by Daesh militants at a checkpoint in April. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 10:26 GMT
Saudi Arabia's security forces stopped a potential terrorist attack in the kingdom by Daesh militants, according to an interior ministry spokesperson.
Iraqi government soldiers patrol through the Garma district, west of Baghdad, April 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 09:59 GMT
Iraqi security officials said car bombings in and around Baghdad killed at least six civilians and wounded dozens of others Sunday.
Armed Shia Houthi militants sit in a pick up truck in southern Sanaa, April 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 09:25 GMT
Saudi Arabia's military resumed a fresh round of airstrikes across the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Sunday following a one-week lull.
A Jordanian soldier sits in position the near the Al-Karameh border point with Iraq, June 25, 2014. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 08:36 GMT
Jordan's interior ministry said the kingdom's border with Iraq was open and safe following a deadly attack by Daesh, which killed one and injured nine others.
An Iraqi soldier stands beside a damaged vehicle in the Garma district near the west of Baghdad, April 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 08:12 GMT
Four Iraqi men who had fled violence in the western province of Anbar have been found shot in the head by unknown gunmen.
Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstroem personally thanked Palestinian and Jordanian authorities for helping secure the release of both hostages in Syria. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 07:24 GMT
Two Swedish men were freed by Al Qaeda's Nusra Front in Syria with the help of negotiations through Palestinian and Jordanian authorities.
Palestinian youths in East Jerusalem throw stones at Israeli security forces following the shooting of a 16-year-old who allegedly attacked a soldier with a knife overnight, April 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 07:01 GMT
Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli police in East Jerusalem Saturday following the shooting of an Arab teen.
Nusra Front militants allied with other groups raided the northwestern province of Idlib on Saturday. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 06:30 GMT
Nusra Front militants killed at least 60 Syrian army soldiers in the northwestern province of Idlib, according to a London-based monitoring group.
The airstrikes targeted a residential area in Jisr al-Shughur, a city in the Idlib province of Syria. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
At least 30 people were killed Saturday in regime airstrikes on Jisr al-Shughur city in the northern province of Idlib.
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed currently leads the UN Ebola response mission. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
The UN Security Council approved Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's nomination of Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania as his special envoy for Yemen, the UN spokesperson's office said Saturday.