Regional News

24 أيلول/سبتمبر 2014

Abu Qatada had been deported from the UK to face trail in Jordan (File/AFP)
09:54 بتوقيت جرينتش

Radical Muslim cleric, Abu Qatada, was acquitted by a Jordan court of planning to carry out attacks against westerners in Amman Wednesday.

Demonstrators hold posters reading "Supporting Herve Gourdel", a French mountain guide who was seized on September 21 evening while trekking in Algeria's rugged, heavily forested Kabylie area, where Al-Qaeda is active (Jean Christophe Magnenet/ AFP).
08:22 بتوقيت جرينتش

The French government says will do all it can to free hostages, but will not change its position in fighting terrorism.

Is Jordan's Arabic news in trouble? Study finds more than 60 percent of content from local dailies comes from Petra news wire. (AFP/File)
06:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

A media study conducted by the newly minted media monitoring site, Akeeb, reports 63 percent of the content printed in major Arabic dailies comes "ready-made" from country news wire Jordan News Agency.

23 أيلول/سبتمبر 2014

Bahrain's main opposition party, al-Wefaq, has not yet announced if it will participate in the elections. (AFP/File)
19:10 بتوقيت جرينتش

Bahrain is set to hold parliamentary elections on November 22.

Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani. [AFP]
13:05 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Libyan parliament approves Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani’s cabinet ministers after rejecting a previous line-up last week.

[AFP]
09:21 بتوقيت جرينتش

The U.S. military said on Tuesday its partners in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria included Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Iranian soldiers march past President Hassan Rouhani (L) during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of Iran's war with Iraq (1980-88) in Tehran, on September 22, 2014 (Behrouz Mehri/ AFP).
05:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Iran has unveiled a new home-made radar system named “Fath 2” and a new drone dubbed "Sadeq 1" during its "Sacred Defense" week.

22 أيلول/سبتمبر 2014

Jordan is cracking down on its nationals that support or join the Islamic State (File Archive/ AFP).
18:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Jordanian security authorities arrested several militants associated with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group who were preparing to conduct terrorist attacks in the Kingdom.

Egyptian security forces and forensic experts work at the site of a bomb attack near a checkpoint outside the foreign ministry headquarters in central Cairo on September 21, 2014 (Mohamed al-Shahed/ AFP).
17:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

A bomb exploded near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo on Sunday.

Armed Yemeni Shiite Huthi anti-government rebels add to growing insecurity in Sanaa (Mohammed Huwais/ AFP).
14:37 بتوقيت جرينتش

The `Friends of Yemen´ group, which includes Gulf Cooperation Council members, will meet in New York on 24 September 2014 following continued insecurity in Sanaa and Prime Minister Basindwa´s resignation on Sunday.

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu kisses the daughter of a hostage who was freed by IS (File/AFP)
13:51 بتوقيت جرينتش

A PKK leader accused Turkey's government of collaborating with Islamic State militants after the extremist group released 49 Turkish hostages.

The security situation in Sanaa has disintegrated amid rising clashes between government and rebel forces. (AFP/File)
05:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Sources report Saudi warplanes have been deployed to Yemen at the request of Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi.

21 أيلول/سبتمبر 2014

Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindwa announced his resignation Sunday amid rebel surge in Sanaa (AFP/File)
21:02 بتوقيت جرينتش

Amid reports of rebel take-over in the capital, Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindwa resigned Sunday.

While Jordan's remained one of the few stable countries neighboring IS control, many believe extremist sleeper cells could begin to pose a threat inside the country. (AFP/File)
19:45 بتوقيت جرينتش

Jordanian security officials said on Sunday that they arrested 11 members of the Islamic State for plotting terrorism attacks in the Kingdom.

Despite a ceasefire agreement yesterday, shelling and clashes continued between government forces and Houthi rebels Sunday. (AFP/File)
18:33 بتوقيت جرينتش

Fierce shelling continued in Sanaa on Sunday as Houthi rebels moved in on a key army base.