Regional News

October 14, 2014

Houthi rebels took over the capital of Yemen less than a month ago. (AFP/File)
10:32 GMT

Yemeni Houthis took control of the town of Hudeida Tuesday.

A U.S. -led coalition has been carrying out air strikes on Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. (AFP/File)
08:21 GMT

Turkish officials have denied offering to let the U.S. use their air bases for air strikes against IS in Syria and Iraq.

October 13, 2014

Following Ahmed Bin Mubarak´s withdrawal due to Houthi opposition, Yemen´s president appointed former oil minister and representative to the UN, Khaled Bahah (above). (AFP/ File Archive)
17:00 GMT

Yemen appointed a new prime minister on Monday.

The market in Amman, which is being removed to make space for a parking lot (AFP/ File Archive).
15:56 GMT

Twenty-six suspects were referred to court over their involvement in riots in downtown Amman on Saturday night

The Turkish government has been criticized for not doing enough to help the citizens of Kobani. (AFP/File)
07:02 GMT

Turkey will let a U.S.-led coalition use its bases to battle IS militants in Syria and Iraq.

October 12, 2014

Libya has been witnessing numerous clashes between government forces and various militias since the fall of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

At least 21 people have been killed and many others wounded after tribal clashes broke out in the western region of Libya's capital city, Tripoli.

Millions of Syrians have fled the ongoing violence in their country. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Turkey closed the border with Syria on Sunday leaving thousands of people who had fled Kobani stranded in a minefield in no-man’s-land on the border.

There are an estimated 3,000 Tunisians fighting in Syria. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa has announced that his country has arrested some 1,500 militants as part of efforts to secure its transition to democracy.

October 10, 2014

Nineteen people have been killed during the ongoing protests. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Security forces in Turkey continue to clash with protesters who are voicing their anger over the Turkish government's inaction in Kobani.

October 9, 2014

Rajab is charged with “publicly insulting government institutions.” (AFP/File)
19:30 GMT

Nabeel Rajab, a prominent rights activist in Bahrain, faces trial over tweets that the Bahraini government sees as insulting.

The Turkish government has stated repeatedly that it will not carry out a ground operation alone. (AFP/File)
18:32 GMT

Amid fresh US-led airstrikes, Kurdish forces look to be holding out in the strategic Syrian town for now.

The meeting at this level is the first since France and Turkey signed a "strategic cooperation agreement" last January. (AFP/File)
15:32 GMT

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will meet with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Kuwait Friday to discuss the ongoing struggle against Islamic State militants.

An injured Yemeni man is carried away from the attack site, October 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
13:20 GMT

The death toll in Yemen has risen to over 40, following a suicide bomb attack in the country's capital, Sana'a. The bomber is believed to have attacked a Shia checkpoint prior to a rally.

Over three million Syrians have fled their country's civil war. (AFP/File)
12:18 GMT

The Jordanian government insists its border remains open, but humanitarian agencies say it is now closed to Syrian refugees.

Malfunctions were first discovered Wednesday when Health Minister Adel El-Adawi arrived to check on the arriving pilgrims. (AFP/File)
10:11 GMT

As Hajj pilgrims return, malfunctions are found in equipment used to detect diseases like Ebola at Cairo's international airport. State news agency MENA reports defects in electronic temperature gauges and thermal surveying cameras, p