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Reasons remain unknown as to why the recently re-elected leader was ordered to appear before police investigators. (AFP/File)
14:58 GMT

Bahrain’s main opposition bloc, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, has reelected Sheikh Ali Salman as its leader.

December 25, 2014

A Daesh militant holds up parts of the Jordanian warplane, which was shot down in Syria. (Image: Screenshot)
20:00 GMT

A prisoner exchange could be an option for the captured Jordanian pilot who is being held by Daesh militants in Syria.

December 24, 2014

Pakistanis look through belongings following a deadly attack in the southwestern city of Quetta, January 11, 2013. (AFP/File)
21:00 GMT

Up to 30 people were injured by an explosion in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta Wednesday. No group so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

Qatar-based Al Jazeera shut down its Egypt channel in the past week, causing further tension between Cairo and Doha. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Saudi brokered talks to end an 18-month standoff between Doha and Cairo will continue into January following Al Jazeera's decision to close its Egypt channel.

Senior PKK leader Murat Karayilan said a war could start if current talks with Turkey failed. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

A senior PKK leader said Kurds could "start a war" and hostilities could resume with Turkey if talks with Ankara failed.

Pro-government protesters were kidnapped by Houthi militants in Sanaa. (AFP/File)
15:38 GMT

Shia militants abducted 20 anti-Houthi protesters in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Wednesday, eyewitnesses said.

Three militants from the Daesh-linked Jund al-Khilafa were killed by Algeria's army. (AFP/File)
10:05 GMT

Algeria's army killed three militants including a key leader of a group linked to Daesh, which claimed responsibility for killing a French national in September.

December 23, 2014

Armed militias have continued to clash with government forces since the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. (AFP/File)
14:07 GMT

Hundreds of Libyan civilians caught up in fighting between armed groups and government forces were killed since late August, the UN said.

The latest bomb attacks come after dozens of Houthi militants were killed during clashes Sunday. (AFP/File)
09:50 GMT

A Shia Houthi fighter was killed after five bomb blasts rocked the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Tuesday, according to reports.

Militant groups linked to al Qaeda are responsible for multiple bombings in Yemen. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Al-Qaeda-linked groups in Yemen have threatened to attack facilities belonging to the French oil company, Total.

December 22, 2014

The poll, billed as Tunisia's first free presidential election, was the first since Ben Ali was ousted in a popular uprising in 2011. (AFP/File)
18:22 GMT

Tunisian security forces on Monday used teargas to disperse a protest in the southern Gabes province after presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi declared victory in Sunday's presidential runoff.

Libya has been dogged by political instability since the 2011 overthrow and death of longstanding ruler Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
15:39 GMT

A group of Libyan students in Turkey has broken into their own embassy in Ankara in a row over scholarships.

Voter turnout, the commission added, stood at 60.11 percent of the country's registered voters. (AFP/File)
15:19 GMT

Beji Caid Essebsi of the Nidaa Tounes party was declared winner of Tunisia's presidential runoff with 55.68 percent of the vote.

State news agencies reported a voter turnout of 47 percent. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

The favorite to win Tunisia's first democratic election, presidential hopeful Beji Caid Essebsi, claimed victory not long after the polls closed on Sunday in the country's first-ever democratic election. But interim leader President Moncef Marzouki says it is too early to declare a winner.

Supporters of Beji Caid Essebsi march during an election campaign rally in Tunis, November 21, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:14 GMT

Beji Caid Essebsi claimed victory in the Tunisian elections despite official results not being announced till late Monday.