Regional News

October 8, 2014

Jens Stoltenberg was appointed the new Secretary-General for NATO, October 1st, 2014 (File/AFP)
14:15 GMT

NATO's new Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is due to visit Turkey on October 9 to discuss ongoing unrest in Iraq and Syria.

Protests turned violent when ethnic Kurds clashes with alleged members of the Islamic State in Hamburg, Germany.
14:08 GMT

Kurds across Europe have staged protests against the Islamic State and what they see as a lag in military aid to Kurdish Forces battling the military group along the Turkish border. In Turkey, Kurdish protesters also clashed with Salafi Muslims in a fierce, armed confrontation.

Yemenis staged mass protests recently to express their discontentment with the current government. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT

Houthi rebels rejected President Hadi's Prime Minister nomination Tuesday.

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to voice their anger at the Turkish government's failure to protect Syrian Kurds from IS militants in Kobani. (AFP/File)
06:52 GMT

At least 12 people have been killed and dozens injured in pro-Kurdish protests across Turkey.

October 7, 2014

IS militants overtook areas of Kobani late Monday. (AFP/File)
09:38 GMT

Turkey's main Kurdish party has urged all Kurds to hold protest rallies across the country against IS militants and their attacks on Kobani.

October 4, 2014

Having been long delayed over political unrest, economic instability and sporadic violence, Tunisia's parliamentary election race officially opened to campaigners Saturday. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT

Official campaigning began Saturday for the Tunisian parliamentary elections in a monumental first move toward democracy for the 'birthplace of the Arab Spring'

October 3, 2014

Yemen has been at the forefront of violence between Sunni tribesmen and the Houthi Shia group (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

An explosion in northern Yemen killed at least two people and left 10 others injured, although there has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

David Cameron is the first world leader to meet Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, October 3rd, 2014 (File/AFP)
16:00 GMT

British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Afghanistan Friday, making him the first premier to meet the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani.

October 2, 2014

Turkey can now deploy its troops in Iraq and Syria. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Turkey's parliament passed a motion Thursday approving a military response to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Libya has been witnessing numerous clashes between government forces and rival militant groups. (AFP/File)
16:23 GMT

Seven Libyan soldiers have been killed and over 50 injured in car bomb attacks and clashes with militants near Benina Airport.

The UN will attempt to end the ongoing strife caused by the country's multiple power-hungry militias. (AFP/File)
12:45 GMT

The United Nations is planning to hold talks with Libyan militias in an effort to end clashes.

Afghan firefighters wash blood off a road at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on October 2, 2014. [AFP]
08:09 GMT

At least three people have been killed in yet another bomb attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul, just days after the Afghan government and the US struck a security deal.

Islamic State opens 1st consulate in Turkish capital. [AFP]
04:52 GMT

The ISIL terrorists have purportedly opened a consulate in Turkey and use it to issue visas for those who want to join the fight against the Syrian and Iraqi governments.

October 1, 2014

An image grab taken from a video released by Islamic State group's official Al-Raqqa site via YouTube on September 23, 2014. [AFP]
14:22 GMT

Iraqi tribesmen have found a depot of Jordan-made weapons belonging to ISIL Takfiri militants in northern part of the country.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called the Islamic State allegations "dirty plots" (File/AFP)
12:01 GMT

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu denied allegations that his country supported the Islamic State after 49 hostages were freed from the city of Mosul.