Regional News

November 2, 2014

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.

October 30, 2014

Yemen's security forces cracked down on Al Qaeda terror cells following a deadly suicide bombing on October 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:40 GMT

Yemen's security forces captured four Al Qaeda operatives late Wednesday including a suspect involved in a suicide bomb attack earlier in the month.

The Call of Tunisia party secured 85 of the 217 seats in parliament. (AFP/File)
07:11 GMT

Tunisia's Nidaa Tounes Party, also known as Call of Tunisia, has officially won the Tunisian elections.

The UN has repeatedly expressed concern that Libya will plunge into chaos. (AFP/File)
06:06 GMT

A fresh spate of clashes in the northeastern Libyan city of Benghazi has claimed the lives of at least 10 people.

October 29, 2014

Yemen has been dogged by political turmoil since 2011. (AFP/File)
15:21 GMT

Shiite Houthi militants managed on Wednesday to seize control of the central Yemeni city of Radmah following fierce clashes with local armed tribesmen.

Women mourn at the funeral of a 15-year-old boy who was shot dead by Bahrain's police force during a protest, May 24, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:57 GMT

Amnesty International condemned a decision by Bahrain's government to deport ten dissidents whose citizenships were revoked in 2012 without a trial.

Unnamed Islamist websites encouraged attacks against American or international schools across the Middle East (File/AFP)
08:49 GMT

US officials issued strong security warnings for American schools in the Middle East against potential terrorist attacks after an extremist website threatened to target Western educational facilities.

Maryam, a refugee from Syria, smiles as her family talks with reporters in 2013 at Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp (Albawaba File Photo/J. Zach Hollo).
07:22 GMT

Jordan's foreign minister said that until a political solution to the Syrian crisis is reached, there is an urgent need for a bigger international response to support host countries, especially Jordan.

Rescue teams were dispatched to the Turkish town of Emerak, close to the country's Mediterranean coastline (File/AFP)
04:00 GMT

Dozens of miners remained trapped after flooding inside a coal mine caused it to collapse in the Turkish town of Emerek.