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5 أيلول/سبتمبر 2014

Among other IS-related points raised, President Obama asked for NATO military support for U.S. operations against the group in Iraq. (AFP/ Saul Loeb)
20:15 بتوقيت جرينتش

U.S. President Barack Obama announced Friday key NATO allies had agreed to back and provide military support for U.S. operations in Iraq.

4 أيلول/سبتمبر 2014

What the heck is going on in Jordan's energy sector? (AFP/File)
15:30 بتوقيت جرينتش

Accusations of corruption ignited Parliamentary sessions in Jordan last week, as members accused the energy sector of shady business deals, shifty tenders and family favoritism.

The Sotloff family said Steven wanted to give a voice to those who had none. (AFP/File)
13:53 بتوقيت جرينتش

The family of Steven Sotloff, the American journalist killed by Islamic State militants, called their son "a hero."

Qatar has been heavily criticized for its treatment of migrant workers. (AFP/File)
12:51 بتوقيت جرينتش

Two British human rights workers investigating the plight of migrant workers in Qatar have disappeared.

US President Barack Obama [AFP]
06:30 بتوقيت جرينتش

Kerry says killers of journalists James Foley and Steve Sotloff will be held accountable ‘no matter how long it takes.’

Supporters of al-Fadila party (aka Islamic Virtue Party) perform the simulation of an execution during a protest to ask for justice for members of the Iraqi forces who were executed by the Islamic State. [AFP]
06:10 بتوقيت جرينتش

A number of Jordanian lawmakers have called on the government to stay out of any war against ISIL Takfiri militants, who have taken parts of neighboring Iraq and Syria.

3 أيلول/سبتمبر 2014

Putin has been accused by Islamic militants of preventing an Islamic state from forming in Chechnya. (AFP/File)
17:55 بتوقيت جرينتش

IS militants released a video via Al-Arabiya TV channel Wednesday threatening action against Vladimir Putin for Russia's close diplomatic ties with Syria's Bashar al-Assad.

Most diplomats were evacuated from Libya in July due to ongoing violence. (AFP/File)
07:01 بتوقيت جرينتش

Clashes between rival militia groups in Benghazi have killed 31 people.

Tribesmen loyal to the Huthi Shiite group shout slogans during a demonstration near the cabinet's headquarters in Sanaa calling for the government to resign on September 1, 2014. [AFP]
04:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

A senior Houthi leader in Yemen has strongly dismissed a series of proposals put forward by embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

2 أيلول/سبتمبر 2014

11 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai. [AFP]
16:42 بتوقيت جرينتش

An attack on a convoy of Egyptian security forces kills at least 11 soldiers in the restive Sinai Peninsula, according to local security and medical sources.

Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi chairing a meeting of pro-government political parties in Sanaa on September 2, 2014. [AFP]
16:25 بتوقيت جرينتش

Yemen's president has dismissed the incumbent Prime Minister Mohammed Salim Basindawa and his cabinet in a bid to end an ongoing standoff with the Shia Houthi protesters.

Protesters are calling on the Al Khalifa family to relinquish power. (AFP/File)
09:09 بتوقيت جرينتش

Regime forces in Bahrain have once again attacked anti-regime protesters in Bahrain.

The Libyan government has been battling multiple militias since the fall of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
07:47 بتوقيت جرينتش

At least 10 soldiers have been killed in clashes between the army and the militias in Libya's Benghazi.

The protesters are demanding the resignation of the government. (AFP/File)
07:26 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Yemeni government has sent an envoy to the northern part of the country for talks with Houthis amid ongoing anti-government protests.

An Islamist fighter from the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition flashes the V sign for victory following fighting which has destabilized Libya, requiring the formation of a new government (Mahmud Turkia/ AFP).
06:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

The country’s interim speaker of parliament, Faraj Bouhashem claimed that the formation of a new Libyan government is imminent.