Regional News

14 أيلول/سبتمبر 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry  listens during a joint press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on September 13, 2014 at the Fairmont Heliopolis Hotel in the capital Cairo. [AFP]
07:45 بتوقيت جرينتش

Top US diplomat stresses that Egypt is a key partner in fighting Islamist militancy in the region.

Tactics are outlined before the Raqqa attack. [Channel 4]
06:29 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) have strengthened their presence along the Iraqi border on Sunday as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) reportedly inched towards Jordanian territory.

13 أيلول/سبتمبر 2014

A group of 15 journalists released a statement Saturday saying they would start a sit-in at the Press Syndicate and hunger strike until Monday. (AFP/File)
15:30 بتوقيت جرينتش

Several Egyptian journalists launched a hunger strike Saturday in protest of the country's new protest law, which bans protests from occurring without prior police authorization.

Lebanon's FM Gebran Bassil said Kerry's stance on Iranian involvement should be reconsidered, and that Lebanon would not be part of an "international axis against another international axis." (AFP/File)
11:21 بتوقيت جرينتش

Amid comments by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Iran's support of the Assad regime made its involvement in the anti-IS alliance inappropriate, Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said a global alliance against the group must work with all countries, including Iran.

12 أيلول/سبتمبر 2014

Kerry met with members of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Jeddah Thursday, where he garnered wide support for U.S.-led campaign against IS militants in Iraq and Syria. (AFP/File)
14:54 بتوقيت جرينتش

During a meeting with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Thursday in Jeddah, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry found support among more than 10 Arab nations for the U.S.-led campaign against the IS.

11 أيلول/سبتمبر 2014

Turkey is reluctant to take a stronger role in the coalition against IS militants in fear of aggravating a hostage situation. (AFP/File)
15:12 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Turkish government said Thursday that it will not allow a U.S.-led coalition to use its air bases to launch attacks on Islamic State militants in Iraq.

Nearly three years after the fall of Gaddafi, Libya is still grappling with rising insecurity. (AFP/File)
14:09 بتوقيت جرينتش

Militants have killed five soldiers in Benghazi as fighting continues across multiple Libyan cities.

Yemeni Shiite Huthi anti-government demonstrators shout slogans during a demonstration near the government headquarters in Sanaa on September 9, 2014. [AFP]
11:44 بتوقيت جرينتش

Yemen’s revolutionaries reject as baseless a government claim that the two sides have reached an agreement to end the political crisis in the country.

10 أيلول/سبتمبر 2014

Anger is mounting against American forces after least 14 civilians were killed by the U.S. air strike (File/AFP)
17:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

At least 14 women and children were killed and 13 others injured by an American air strike in Afghanistan's northeastern province of Kunar.

A Libyan solider points at an unexploded mortar shell at a checkpoint close to Tripoli, September 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
16:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Libya's army, lead by rogue General Haftar, called on Islamist militias to disarm, ahead of a renewed assault on the eastern city of Benghazi.

A supporter of the Shia Houthi movement wears a banner, which reads "civil disobedience" during a protest, September 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
14:05 بتوقيت جرينتش

Anti-government protests in Yemen continued Wednesday across the country a day after security forces opened fire on demonstrators.

New laws allow the government to view individuals' browsing history. (AFP/File)
09:06 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Turkish government has yet again made moves to censor the internet.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to attend. (AFP/File)
07:31 بتوقيت جرينتش

Saudi Arabia has called a conference on counter-terrorism Thursday in Jeddah.

The Libyan government has lost control of many major cities, including Tripoli. (Photo courtesy of UPI)
06:44 بتوقيت جرينتش

Libya's parliament, escaping from the militant-occupied capital of Tripoli, has taken refuge abroad a Greek car ferry in Tobruk harbor.

9 أيلول/سبتمبر 2014

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrives for a meeting of foreign ministers at the headquarters of the Arab League in the Egyptian capital Cairo on September 7, 2014. [AFP]
16:28 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Palestinian envoy to Egypt says Arab League (AL) member states have supported the Palestinian appeal to the United Nations (UN) to recognize Palestine as an independent state.