Regional News

1 تموز/يوليو 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon also praised the Lebanese Armed Forces for maintaining calm amid border tensions with Israel (File/AFP)
12:01 بتوقيت جرينتش

The United Nations hailed Lebanon's army for its efforts in controlling the country's security situation after a wave of terrorist attacks.

30 حزيران/يونيو 2014

Libyan security forces stand guard outside Tunisia's embassy in Tripoli after the April kidnapping (File/AFP)
09:36 بتوقيت جرينتش

Two Tunisian embassy workers were freed in Libya Sunday after spending months in captivity, according to an embassy source.

29 حزيران/يونيو 2014

The U.S. consulate in Benghazi was attacked in September of 2012. (AFP/File)
13:55 بتوقيت جرينتش

Ahmed Abu Khattala pleaded guilty to charges

The latest Al-Qaeda assault comes two days after militants briefly seized Sayun airport (File/AFP)
08:36 بتوقيت جرينتش

Two soldiers and four Al-Qaeda fighters died Saturday after clashes between the militant group and Yemen's army, a military official confirmed.

26 حزيران/يونيو 2014

Kerry met with his MENA regional counterparts in Paris Thursday to discuss the developing Iraq crisis (Brendan Smialowski/AFP)
18:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has ordered KSA authorities to "take necessary measures" to defend the Kingdom from terrorism the eve before the Arab leader is set to meet with U.S. officials on Iraq.

Salwa Bugaighis had been at the forefront of revolutionary demonstrations against Gaddafi's regime in 2011 (Image: vitalvoices.org)
14:23 بتوقيت جرينتش

Salwa Bugaighis, a prominent woman's rights lawyer, was shot dead in her home by hooded gunmen in Libya, security officials confirmed.

Sanaa's aerial offensive, in cooperation with the U.S drone program in the country, is building anti-government and anti-U.S. sentiment in Yemen nationwide (File Archive/AFP)
13:48 بتوقيت جرينتش

Gunmen who are allegedly linked with Al Qaeda raided a Yemeni airport Thursday

Abu Qatada was found not guilty of plotting terrorist attacks but will continue to be held by Jordanian authorities on separate charges (File/AFP)
12:38 بتوقيت جرينتش

Radical preacher Abu Qatada has been found not guilty by a Jordan court of terrorism offences, but will remain in custody on separate charges.

Wednesday's suicide bombing was the third to hit Lebanon this week (File/AFP)
07:51 بتوقيت جرينتش

Security officials in Lebanon tightened security across the country after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a hotel to avoid arrest, bringing the total number of bombings to three this week.

Tunisia currently runs under an interim government until elections are held in October (File Archive)
05:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Tunisia will hold parliamentary elections on October 26.

25 حزيران/يونيو 2014

Rogue general Khalifa Haftar has recruited troops to implement his anti-Islamist campaign across Libya, particularly within the eastern part of the country (File Archive)
21:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Three Libyan soldiers died Wednesday in clashes with Islamists in the city of Benghazi.

Kerry met with Iraq's leadership earlier this week ahead of his meeting with Riyadh royalty Friday (Brendan Smialowski/AFP)
20:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Riyadh Friday to meet with Saudi Arabia's leadership about the developing crisis in Iraq.

While border activity has slowed, business has been relatively normal on the Iraq-Jordan Trebil crossing (Courtesy of Raad Adaileh/The Jordan Times)
18:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Jordan's senior military leadership told reporters Wednesday that Amman is ready to defend the country against "any agression" in response to growing fears related to the country's shared border with Iraq.

Barely 13 percent of Libya's registered voters participated in Wednesday's parliamentary poll (AFP)
17:48 بتوقيت جرينتش

A mere 13 percent of Libya's voters went to the polls Wednesday morning to participate in the country's parliament elections.

A truce to end the fighting between Sanaa and the Houthi rebels only lasted for 11 days (File Archive)
16:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

At least 13 people were killed in clashes in Yemen Wednesday.