Regional News

October 22, 2014

During his time in power, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has led a paradoxical campaign about Islam. (AFP/File)
21:59 GMT

When his fans hail him as the new Ataturk, they're ignoring some key details about Egypt's al-Sisi

The workers were taken earlier Wednesday by masked assailants, security sources suspected PKK involvement due to heightened Kurdish tensions over Turkish inaction in Syria's Kobani. (AFP/File)
17:39 GMT

The ten electrical workers abducted by masked assailants in southeastern Turkey earlier Wednesday have reportedly been released.

The accused terror cell members had planned to attack U.S. forces in Kuwait (U.S. Central Command file photo).
10:18 GMT

The individuals had planned to attack U.S. military personnel in Qatar and Kuwait.

A fighter from the Fajr Libya group fires his weapon during clashes in the hill village of Kikla, southwest of Tripoli on Oct. 21.The internationally recognised Libyan government called for a civil disobedience campaign in Tripoli until its forces retake the capital from militias who seized it. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
08:34 GMT

Libya’s internationally recognized government says its forces are getting ready to recapture the capital from militias.

Israeli forces recently imposed restrictions on Palestinian worshipers entering the Al Aqsa Mosque, in order for Jewish settlers to access the site (File/AFP)
08:18 GMT

Jordan's representative to the UN Security Council, Dina Kawar, said Israel is "determined" to provoke Palestinians by imposing restrictions on worshipers entering Islam's third most holiest site, Al Asqa Mosque.

October 21, 2014

An emergency department of an Istanbul hospital was quarantined after a patient suspected of having MERS was treated there. (File/AP)
17:30 GMT

The Turkish Ministry of Health has stepped up its MERS screening process after being the latest country in which the MERS virus has been fatal.

King Abdullah speaks during the UN General Assembly, September 24, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:11 GMT

King Abdullah of Jordan said "there is no grey area" in battling terrorism and warned against IS militants creating a civil war in Islam.

General Haftar has pledged to bring stability to Libya. (AFP/File)
09:07 GMT

Libya's parliament has announced a formal alliance with former General Khalifa Haftar.

Houthi rebels are attempting to gain more territory after taking over the capital but are facing resistance from al-Qaeda. (AFP/File)
07:41 GMT

A total of 67 Shia fighters have been killed in attacks by al Qaeda as violence rages on in the town of Radaa.

October 20, 2014

 Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) shaking hands with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir after a press conference in Cairo on October 19, 2014 (Egyptian Presidency/ AFP).
18:00 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Sunday his country will work with Sudan to support Libya’s military against Islamic militants.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu referred to Turkey's ‘solution process’, an effort launched early last year by the Turkish government to secure an end to the decades-long conflict with the outlawed Kurdish separatist terror group, the PKK (AFP/File Archive).
16:00 GMT

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has characterized the Kurdish solution process as "national, domestic and unique. As it is a product of the sons of this land, it must be protected against external influences."

Yemen´s parliament, in which the Houthi movement is seeking to secure the defense, interior and finance portfolios (AFP/File Archive).
14:16 GMT

The Houthi movement is pushing to secure the defense, interior and finance portfolios in Yemen’s new cabinet, reported on Sunday.

Yemen has experienced intense turmoil since the overthrow of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. (AFP/File)
11:17 GMT

At least 20 Houthi fighters were killed in a bombardment by al-Qaeda militants in Rada'a.

October 19, 2014

Houthi fighters continue to clash with al-Qaeda linked militants around the country. (AFP/File)
16:25 GMT

Security officials said on Sunday that the fighters from the Shia Houthi movement captured the town of Yarim, located about 106 miles south of Sana’a in the province of Ibb.

Some sources claim that over 1,000 Jordanians are currently fighting alongside IS in Iraq and Syria. (AFP/File)
14:45 GMT

Hard-line Jordanian Salafists Omar Mahdi Zeidan and Saad Hneity have joined the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria.