Regional News

June 23, 2014

Fighting between Sunni militants and government forces have left the city of Ramadi in shambles (AFP)
14:56 GMT

Kuwait withdrew its ambassador in Baghdad Monday due to the security situation in the country.

June 22, 2014

Al-Qaeda militants frequently target Yemeni security forces. (AFP/File)
09:05 GMT

A senior Yemeni army officer was shot dead in front of his home by suspected al-Qaeda militants.

June 20, 2014

It is not just the Houthis who are facing socioeconomic difficulties in Yemen: many locals in Sanaa have been protesting electricity cutoffs over the past few weeks (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Dozens of individuals have been killed over the past two days in ongoing clashes between government troops and Shiite Houthi rebels north of the capital.

The six men were also accused of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is listed a terrorist organization (File/AFP)
10:57 GMT

An Egypt court sentenced six supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to eight years in jail on charges of rioting.

June 19, 2014

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki said he held Saudi Arabia "responsible" for ISIS attacks (File/AFP)
12:45 GMT

Saudi officials denied any involvement in ISIS activities across Iraq and that the kingdom didn't provide any "moral or financial support" to the terrorist network.

June 18, 2014

Iraq's armed forces is in the process of recruiting volunteers to curb escalating sectarian violence nationwide (Haidar Hamdani/AFP)
19:02 GMT

The UAE recalled its ambassador in Iraq Wednesday for consultations regarding what Abu Dhabi has described as "the continuation of the policy of exclusion, sectarianism and marginalization of basic components of the Iraqi people."

The 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi left 4 Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. (AFP/File)
11:20 GMT

The man who helped plan the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi will face at least three federal criminal charges.

June 17, 2014

Houthis protested against Sanaa's federation plan earlier this year (File Archive/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Yemen's air force attacked Shiite rebels in the country's northern region Tuesday in response to the collapse of the short-lived truce between the Houthi minority and Sanaa.

Four people, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, were killed in the 2012 attack (File Archive)
18:36 GMT

Washington announced Tuesday that the U.S. has captured the primary suspect of the 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi that left the ambassador and three others dead

Tripoli has been relatively calm since a security plan was implemented by the government in April (File/AFP)
15:08 GMT

A Lebanese army soldier was shot dead in the early hours of Tuesday during a shooting attack in Tripoli, a security source said.

Journalists rally in support of imprisoned colleagues in Ankara, carrying a slogan: "If there's a free press, there's a free society" (File/AFP)
14:58 GMT

Over half of people in Turkey believe there is no press freedom in the country, according to a recent survey.

Violence in Iraq is quickly becoming a crisis as ISIL militants continue to take over Iraqi cities. (AFP/File)
07:37 GMT

Britain has proposed a ban on ISIL under the British Terrorism Act.

June 16, 2014

Current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to be the AFP party's candidate and run for reelection. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Turkey's two main opposition parties have picked a joint candidate for the upcoming presidential election.

Several demonstrations have taken place in Kurdish-majority areas over the construction of new army posts. (AFP/File)
08:10 GMT

A Kurdish teenager has been killed during a protest in the Turkish city of Adana.

June 15, 2014

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula frequently targets diplomats and civilians in Yemen. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

At least seven medical staffers were in killed in Yemen Sunday in a militant ambush.