Regional News

November 7, 2014

Masked Palestinian youths use doors as shields during clashes with Israeli security forces in the Palestinian refugee camp of Shuafat in East Jerusalem on Nov. 6.  (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
07:52 GMT

Hamas and Islamic Jihad issued separate statements calling on Palestinians to take to the streets following Friday prayers.

Iraq says its air force has hit a number of ISIL positions in Salahuddin and Anbar provinces.  (AFP file photo)
07:23 GMT

Iraq's Ministry of Defense said that the Iraqi air force carried out "effective strikes" in the oil-rich town of Baiji in Salahuddin Province.

November 6, 2014

The Kurdish efforts to liberate territory from ISIL are just the first stage in a major military operation, the KDP official said. (File/AFP)
20:05 GMT

Chancellor Masrour Barzani spoke about ISIL and the recent successes of recapturing territory. However, Barzani calls on Iraq and international community to assist the Peshmerga.

The UN-backed parliament in Libya was dissolved by the Constitutional Court. (AFP/File)
13:36 GMT

Libya’s Constitutional Court has announced the dissolution of the country’s UN-backed parliament amid the continued operation of another legislature in the capital, Tripoli.

The former US Navy SEAL was criticised by his peers for allegedly leaking military information (Image: Twitter)
13:29 GMT

The US Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan three years ago has been named as Rob O'Neill.

Armed militants seized the oil field, according to Libyan Oil Ministry sources (File/AFP)
09:49 GMT

Libya's major El Sharara oil field, which produces an estimated 200,000 barrels per day, halted production following its seizure by armed militants.

The site of a bomb attack in the Egyptian capital city of Cairo. [PressTV]
08:41 GMT

A bomb planted in a train killed two Egyptian policemen and wounded 11 other people when it exploded at a station in the Nile Delta province of Menufia late on Wednesday, state television said.

A Yemeni soldier stands guard near Sanaa Airport following a spate of violence in the capital (File/AFP)
06:40 GMT

Militants allegedly clashed with police in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa following a bomb blast close to the city's airport.

November 5, 2014

Culture and Information Minister Abdul Aziz Khoja was removed from his post by royal order.
12:05 GMT

The outgoing minister had announced that he was closing the Wesal TV channel, which was accused of inciting sectarian hatred.

A Palestinian boy poses for a picture in the rain next to the rubble of buildings destroyed during the conflict between Israel and Hamas last summer, in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on Nov. 3. (AFP /Mahmud Hams)
09:21 GMT

Officials said the program started Monday with the sale of construction materials to 700 Gaza residents whose homes were damaged.

Iraqi Christians displaced by the violence in their country wait in line for aid. [AFP]
08:13 GMT

Speaking at a meeting to announce the formation of the committee, Wael Suleiman, executive director of Catholic relief organisation Caritas in Jordan, noted that around 100 to 150 new Iraqi refugees arrive in Jordan every day from Erbil after leaving their homes in Mosul and Nineveh.

A total of 24 Jordanians have been referred to the State Security Court for alleged ISIL ties over the past two months.
08:04 GMT

The four men, whose ages range between 18 and 24, are said to be members of the hard-line Jihadi Salafist movement.

This image from Twitter is said to show the aftermath of Tuesday's attacks in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.
07:47 GMT

Police say 15 people involved have been arrested.

November 4, 2014

At least 20 militants were killed by US drones near Rada, which has been at the center of clashes between Shia Houthi fighters and Al Qaeda militants (File/AFP)
16:51 GMT

Double US drone strikes close to the town of Rada in Yemen killed at least 20 alleged Al Qaeda militants, according to tribal sources.

Mohammad Dahabi was found guilty of embezzlement in 2012. (AFP/File)
14:17 GMT

The government has requested former intelligence chief Mohammad Dahabi to pay JD20 million to the Treasury within 60 days.