Regional News

October 12, 2014

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

Armed Yemeni Shiite Huthi rebels man a checkpoint erected in the capital Sanaa, on October 7, 2014. [AFP]
08:54 GMT

At least 20 people were killed on Thursday in a suicide attack apparently targeting a Houthi checkpoint in the center of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, witnesses including a Reuters reporter said.

Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak handed in his resignation to Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi after Houthi rebels protested against his appointment (File/AFP)
08:24 GMT

Yemen's newly elected premier, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, resigned from his post following mass protests from Houthi rebels.

Afghan residents move injured people after a suicide attack in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province on October 8, 2014. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

At least five people have been killed and nearly 20 others injured in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, an official says.

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.