Regional News

August 7, 2014

Egypt has witnessed a rise in militant attacks across the Sinai Peninsula since the ousting of ex president, Mohamed Morsi (File/AFP)
09:57 GMT

A pipeline to Jordan was attacked and blown up by unknown assailants in the Sinai Peninsula Thursday, security sources reported.

Humanitarian agencies have estimated that between 10,000 and 40,000 civilians remain trapped on Mount Sinjar since being driven out of surrounding villages and the town of Sinjar on Sunday. [AFP]
07:14 GMT

Thousands of minority Yazidi Iraqis marooned on Mount Sinjar face the choice of dying of thirst or surrendering to the Isis fighters.

August 6, 2014

The deadly Ebola virus causes massive internal bleeding and has no cure. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT

A Saudi Arabian national has died after returning from Sierra Leone and is being tested for the Ebola virus.

A Syrian boy, reportedly wounded in a Syrian army airstrike on Douma, a rebel-held town near Damascus, receives medical treatment at a hospital in Douma on August 5, 2014. [AFP]
12:11 GMT

At least 16 people, including two children, have been killed and dozens of others wounded in a shelling by foreign-backed militants targeting a number of areas in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Jordanian protesters set a makeshift Israeli flag on fire during a demonstration calling for an end to the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip, in Amman, on August 05, 2014. [AFP]
10:08 GMT

Jordan has submitted a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) calling for a permanent cessation of Israel’s atrocities in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Experts from the OPCW held a meeting in the Lebanese capital Beirut to discuss the destruction of 12 production sites in Syria over a six-month course. [AFP]
07:56 GMT

A group of chemical weapons experts is due to travel to Syria to continue the destruction of the country’s chemical capabilities.

Egypt has witnessed a wave of militant attacks since the ousting of ex-president Mohamed Morsi in July of last year (File/AFP)
07:33 GMT

Five Egyptian police personnel and four militants died during Tuesday clashes in the country's tourist spot along the Mediterranean coast.

August 4, 2014

Afghan bystanders look at the bodies of insurgents following an attack by the Taliban in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province on July 27, 2014. [AFP]
15:14 GMT

Afghan national security forces backed by the army troops have killed 86 Taliban militants and injured 71 others during cleanup operations across the Asian country over the past 24 hours.

Al-Qaeda's most lethal branch is highly active in Yemen. (AFP/File)
11:42 GMT

Four Yemeni soldiers were killed during an ambush in Hadramawt province.

Most Western countries have evacuated their embassies because of the ongoing violence. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT

More than 20 people have been killed in fighting between two armed groups in Tripoli as they battle for control of the international airport.

August 3, 2014

Over 729 people have been killed by the deadly Ebola virus across four countries (File/AFP)
11:09 GMT

The Dubai-based airline, Emirates, suspended all flights to Guinea in West Africa over concerns of the deadly Ebola virus, which killed 729 people.

August 1, 2014

The northern Iraqi city of Mosul has been under ISIS control since early July, the group has since driven out Christians and terrorized the city's remaining residents.
16:47 GMT

Local source reports ISIS has ordered gendered classrooms in universities in Mosul, declaring morning and early afternoon hours for female students, and afternoon and evening hours for male.

Claiming 729 lives so far, many fear the current Ebola crisis in West Africa could spread worldwide.
14:59 GMT

In an attempt to prevent the possible spread of the rising Ebola virus into Lebanon, the country's Labor Ministry said work permits from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia will be halted, and symptom examinations will be conducted at the Beirut airport upon passenger arrival.

Libya's militias continue to grow more powerful by the day. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT

Hard-line Islamist militias claimed to have taken control of Libya's second largest city.

July 31, 2014

Rival militias have nearly destroyed the airport in Tripoli. (AFP/File)
16:23 GMT

The Philippines has called on all its 13,000 nationals to leave Libya immediately.