Regional News

November 4, 2014

The journalist has been detained since last August over participating in a sit-in organizaed by Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

After 281 days on hunger strike, American-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Sultan fell into a sugar coma Sunday.

November 3, 2014

A 37-year-old Jordanian allegedly threatened to bomb the Australian Embassy in Amman in a message sent via Facebook. (AFP/File)
19:20 GMT

A 37-year-old Jordanian went on trial Monday for an alleged plot to blow up the Australian Embassy in Amman.

The growing Houthi influence in the country has pitted the Shia movement against Al-Qaeda, which remains active in Yemen. (AFP/File)
13:06 GMT

Militants from the Shia Houthi group took control of the Jabal Ras area in the western Yemeni province of Al-Hudaydah on Monday.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in Zivotofsky v. Kerry.
13:00 GMT

The long-running dispute centers around whether Jerusalem-born U.S. citizens can have 'Israel' added to their passports.

An explosion rocks Kobani on Nov. 2. (AFP)
09:02 GMT

Severe clashes broke out in Kobani after Iraqi peshmerga forces joined the battle against ISIL, Reuters reported.

Police believe the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber. (AFP/File)
08:43 GMT

Around 48 people were killed and over 100 injured in a bomb blast at Pakistan's Wagah border with India.

Libya’s army, supported by forces loyal to retired General Khalifa Haftar, has launched an operation against militant groups in the coastal city. (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT

The Libyan military has urged residents of a central district of Benghazi to evacuate as it pushes ahead with an offensive against militants in the country's second-largest city.

November 2, 2014

Al-Nimr was sentenced to death by a Saudi court on October 15. (AFP/File)
19:38 GMT

Saudi Arabia's King has pardoned Shia leader Ayatollah Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

Mohammad Abdulmalek Al-Motawakel was shot near his home in Sanaa. (AFP/File)
19:27 GMT

Mohammad Abdulmalek Al-Motawakel was assassinated by gunmen Sunday.

Al-Qaeda militants frequently target Yemeni security forces. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

At least 13 soldiers in Yemen have been killed and 15 others taken hostage in an attack by suspected al-Qaeda militants.

The election will be held on November 23. (AFP/File)
12:43 GMT

Campaigning for Tunisia’s presidential election has kicked off with 27 candidates, including the outgoing head of state, Moncef Marzouki.

Since September, Houthi rebels have led an armed capture of Sanaa and several key towns, often sparking bloody clashes with local tribesman and al-Qaeda-linked militants. (AFP/File)
12:12 GMT

A collection of Yemen's most powerful political factions submitted an agreement for the formation of a new government body Sunday, hoping to quell civil unrest that's turned into a bloody, armed engagement.

October 31, 2014

The US Navy Seal who reportedly fired the bullet that shot dead Osama Bin Laden will reveal his identity next month during a two-part interview with Fox News about the operation. (AFP/File)
16:23 GMT

The US Navy Seal who reportedly fired the lethal shot to Osama Bin Laden is set to reveal his identity during a televised interview with Fox News in November.

The Molotov attack follows two attacks in Sinai last week, whose 31-soldier casualty represented the deadliest violence since Morsi's ousting in 2013. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT

Masked men attacked an Egyptian police station with Molotov cocktails Friday, following a violent trend that's rocked the country's government and police facilities with heightened aggression this year.

Accusations of terror support have bounced between Hezbollah and Saudi Arabia in recent weeks amid growing international IS concern. (AFP/File)
07:34 GMT

Amid mounting Hezbollah's accusations of terror support, the head of the Saudi National Guard said the kingdom is a 'fierce enemy' of extremism.