Regional News

2 تموز/يوليو 2014

The Salafist movement gained momentum and expanded its reach in Tunisia under Ennahda leadership following the oust of former dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (File Archive/AFP)
19:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

At least four Tunisian soldiers were killed from land mines Wednesday in their offensive on jihadists in the country's northwest region.

ISIS declared the establishment of an Islamic State on Sunday (Welayat Salahuddin/AFP)
15:11 بتوقيت جرينتش

Top leaders among Jordan's jihadist movement denounced the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria's declaration of a caliphate earlier this week.

Most of the personnel killed over the past six months are from Yemen's army (File Archive/AFP)
14:04 بتوقيت جرينتش

At least 374 Yemeni security force personnel have died this year in Sanaa's offensives, including attacks on Al Qaeda, this year.

1 تموز/يوليو 2014

The Salafist movement in Tunisia gained serious momentum under the former Ennahda-led government (File Archive/AFP)
14:06 بتوقيت جرينتش

At least six security force officers were killed from a roadside bomb that exploded in Tunisia's Kef region Tuesday.

Prime Minister Erdogan has faced heavy criticism in recent months for his handling of mass anti-government protests. (AFP/File)
12:44 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) has named Prime Minister Erdogan as its candidate.

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.