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Afghan police walk around a destroyed U.S. military vehicle at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on May 16, 2013. (AFP/Massoud Hosseini)
18:25 GMT
A suicide attack that targeted an Afghan lawmaker in Kabul killed three, including a child, and wounded the parliament member.
Senior world officials joined thousands of Tunisians in a rally denouncing extremism Sunday, less than two weeks after an attack on the national museum. (Screenshot: Twitter)
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Senior world officials joined thousands of Tunisians in a rally denouncing extremism Sunday, less than two weeks after an attack on the national museum.
Yemeni tribal members opposed to the Shiite Huthi militia gather in Shabwa province, on Feb. 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
17:34 GMT
At least 38 people were killed Sunday when Yemen's tribesmen attacked rebel positions in an oil-rich area.
A handout picture released by the official website of Iran's presidency office shows Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits Natanz uranium enrichment facilities some 300 kms, south of the capital Tehran on April 8, 2008. (AFP/File)
16:17 GMT
Western diplomats said Iran and six world powers have reached a provisional agreement on key parts of a nuclear deal Sunday.
The Jordanian mass media should move toward an agenda more in tune with national interests, rather than serve as "government mouthpieces," experts said Saturday. (AFP/File)
15:18 GMT
The Jordanian mass media should move toward an agenda more in tune with national interests, rather than serve as "government mouthpieces," experts said Saturday.
The video has not been verified as of yet. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
Daesh released a new video showing the execution of eight Alawite Syrian soldiers in Hama.
US Secretary of State John Kerry waits for the start of a trilateral meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne on March 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry canceled his trip to Boston to clinch the P5+1 deal.
Smoke billows from the site of an explosion that hit an arms depot in Yemen's second city of Aden on March 28, 2015. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
12:29 GMT
A Saudi-led coalition airstrike killed 27 civilians, including 15 children, in a northern residential district in Sanaa on Thursday.
Swedish King Gustaf sent a letter to the Saudi Arabia's King Salman, reassuring him of Sweden's commitment to bilateral relations between the two countries. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Sweden will return to Stockholm after having been recalled following a failed weapons deal which spurred a diplomatic feud between the two countries.
A general views shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C-back) attending the Arab League summit in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on March 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:47 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi announced at the Arab League Summit that members states have agreed in principle to formulating a joint military force to deal with security threats to the region.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) waits to start a meeting with Iranian officials at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel March 29, 2015 in Lausanne. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
As the deadline for the P5+1 nuclear deal rapidly approaches, a senior EU official has stressed that a potential agreement has never been in closer reach.
Iran President Hassan Rouhani's regime has been criticized for its shaky record on press freedom. (Image: AFP/File)
10:25 GMT
While covering the nuclear talks in Switzerland, Amir Hossein Mottaghi, who managed Iran President Rouhani's election campaign, allegedly defects.
Security forces destroyed 25 hideouts, seized eight motorcycles, and arrested 21 suspected militants. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Egyptian security forces raided militant hideouts in northern Sinai late Saturday, killing three suspects and arresting 21 others. Police also confiscated eight motorcycles allegedly used in drive by shootings.
Tunisian police stand in line during a press conference held by Tunisia's Interior Minister Mohamed Gharsalli on March 26, 2015 in Tunis. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Tunisian military forces conducted a raid in the southern town of Gafsa, killing nine militants.
A handout picture released by the official Jordanian news agency, Petra, on Feb 4, 2015 shows King Abdullah II. (AFP/HO/Petra)
08:00 GMT
Jordan's King Abdullah addressed the Arab Summit in Egypt, sharing his commitment to the military offensive in Yemen, which is being led by Saudi Arabia, to protect the current government from the Houthi movement.
Flames and smoke billow from the site of an explosion that hit an arms depot in Yemen's second city of Aden on March 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:38 GMT
Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen will not lead to a decisive victory; rather, it will only exacerbate the Sunni-Shia rift that plagues the Gulf.
Egyptian dancers perform in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh's old city. ( AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
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Egyptian dancers perform in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh's old city.
A member of the Iraqi security forces gather around a military vehicle outside the western entrance of the city of Tikrit on March 28, 2015 during a military operation to retake the northern Iraqi city from Daesh. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT
Iraqi forces clashed with Daesh Saturday around Salahuddin, Anbar and Mosul provinces, killing 74 militants.
Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition pounded command centers, arms depots and critical Houthi targets. A Eurofighter Typhoon of the Royal Saudi Air Force (Image: Wikipedia)
07:22 GMT
Saudi army claims that all Houthi communication centers and fighter jets have been destroyed in coalition operations in Yemen.
Boko Haram militants have disrupted the presidential and parliamentary election in a spate of attacks in Nigeria. (Image: AFP/File)
06:56 GMT
In separate attacks, Boko Haram militants kill 44 on Nigeria elections day, preventing access to polling stations.
Two of the three people were young boys. (Shutterstock)
06:00 GMT
Three Jordanians were returned to their motherland after floating across to the Israeli side of the Dead Sea early Saturday morning.
Iraqi President Fuad Masum. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Iraqi President Fuad Masum spoke at the Arab summit in Egypt, sharing his hopes to eradicate Daesh from Iraq within the year.

March 28, 2015

Travelers queue up at the check-out counter at Sana'a International Airport as hundreds of foreigners were evacuated from the Yemeni capital due to security reasons on March 28, 2015 after the third day of Saudi-led coalition airstrikes against Shiite Huthi rebels. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT
Hundreds of United Nations employees and other foreign workers have fled Sana'a as Saudi airstrikes are set to continue for an indefinite period of time.
US forces flew a HH-60 Sikorsky helicopter from Djibouti to recover the Saudi airmen in international waters.
18:48 GMT
US forces have rescued two Saudi pilots from international waters after their F-15S experienced technical difficulties over the Red Sea.
IDF soldiers in Hebron on June 17, 2014. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
Israeli forces conducted military training in the town of Birzeit, located in Ramallah district, violating the Oslo Accords which states Birzeit is under complete control of Palestinian Authority.
Smoke rises from the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on March 26, 2015 following bombing by rebels. (AFP/File)
17:18 GMT
Syrian rebels claim opposition have seized full control of major Syrian city from Assad regime intelligence agencies.
A file photo of Syrian refugees gathering outside their tent at a makeshift camp in the Abu Samra district of the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
A large fire broke out in a Syrian refugee camp near Qibbet Shamra on Saturday. No causalities were reported.
Saudi Brigadier General Ahmed Asiri, spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition forces, speaks to the media next to a replica of a Tornado fighter jet, at the Riyadh airbase in the Saudi capital on March 26, 2014. (AFP/File)
15:11 GMT
A Saudi official stated at the Arab country summit in Egypt that airstrikes in Yemen will likely continue for at least five to six months.
A policeman walks through the site of the explosion outside the Cairo police headquarters in January 2014. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
An explosion in Egypt's capital city of Cairo has injured eight people, including four police officers. The bomb detonated at the Cairo Media University.
A tank bearing the flag of southern separatist movement, which was confiscated from a military depot, is driven on a street in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on March 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:18 GMT
Witnesses reported flames and smoke coming from Aden's largest arms depot, as the country is embroiled in violent clashes between Houthi militia and foreign-backed government forces.
A Palestinian protester from the Jalazon refugee camp clashes with Israeli security forces near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Beit El, north of Ramallah, on March 27, 2015, following a rally by the residents of the camp against Israeli settlements. (AFP/File)
12:51 GMT
Following a month-long session on Palestinian human rights, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) approved three resolutions, highlighting the illegality of Israeli expansion and violence towards Palestinian civilians by the IDF and settlers.
At least 71 people were killed in the first pushes of the offensive Thursday, according to the Observatory, when Nusra fighters seized control of several checkpoints outside Idlib. (AFP/File)
11:53 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday a major offensive by al-Qaeda's Syria arm Jabat al-Nusra ended Saturday with government forces pulling back into barracks in the center of the city and Nusra fighters seizing control.
Lebanese troops deploy in the eastern town of Arsal near the Syrian border on August 28. (AFP/File)
11:23 GMT
The Lebanese army seized a strategic hilltop on the outskirts of Arsal from Daesh and al-Nusra militants in their most recent military offensive.
Launched earlier this week, the airstrike campaign in Yemen is a coalition of 10 nations led by Saudi against the Shiite rebel group whose campaign began in the capital Sanaa last September. (AFP/File)
10:56 GMT
Fourteen Arab leaders are holding a meeting in Egypt to address the deepening crisis unfolding in the Gulf country, where a Saudi-led bombing campaign began earlier this week.
The Houthis' comment comes on the heels of another coalition incident in which US forces carried out a rescue mission for two Saudi pilots after their fighter jet went down over the Red Sea Friday. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT
In the third day of a Saudi-led airstrike campaign against Yemen's Houthis, sources from the rebel group claimed it shot down a coalition plane in northern Sanaa and captured a Sudanese pilot.
The airstrike campaign, led by Saudi Arabia against Houthi positions in northern Yemen, now risks to become a larger conflict as Egypt declares its willingness to send ground troops. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT
Fresh airstrikes targeted Houthi positions Friday in the second day of a firepower campaign led by Saudi Arabia against the militant group, who took over the capital Sanaa in September and dissolved the country's parliament in February.
The Israeli government withheld the transfer of some 500,000 Israeli shekels worth of Palestinian tax revenue from the Palestinian Authority after the governing group applied to the International Criminal Court to pursue war crime charges against Israel for last summer's Gaza offensive, which killed more than 2,000 Palestinians and around 60 Israelis. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The US State Department said Friday an Israeli decision to overturn tax revenue withholding will help restore stability to the restive West Bank, where numerous detainment raids by Israeli forces in recent days have stirred controversy.
US Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the US military aims to have fighters ready for a battle against Daesh by late summer or early fall. (AFP/File)
06:47 GMT
In one of the first concrete moves in the upcoming train and equip program led by the US, 400 Syrian rebels have been named to take part in a process the US military hopes will have them ready to fight Daesh militants by September.
The Nigerian town of Gwoza, home of Boko Haram's command center, has been recaptured, the military reported Friday. (Screenshot: Twitter)
06:00 GMT
The Nigerian town of Gwoza, home of Boko Haram's command center, has been recaptured, the military reported Friday.
The Syrian president told Russian media Friday that the regime would welcome any revival and expansion of Russia's naval base. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Syrian president told Russian media Friday that the regime would welcome any revival and expansion of Russia's naval base.

March 27, 2015

Yemenis hold placards bearing portraits of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud during a demonstration in the strategic city of Taez, in support of the Saudi-led 'Firmness Storm' operations against Shiite rebels. (AFP/STR)
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Yemenis hold placards bearing portraits of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud during a demonstration in the strategic city of Taez, in support of the Saudi-led 'Firmness Storm' operations against Shiite rebels. (AFP/STR)
Houthi rebels stand on military vehicles at a captured army base in Sanaa on Sept. 22, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
19:11 GMT
At least 21 Shiite militants were killed when residents in a tribal region of Yemen opened fire on the rebels' vehicles, witnesses said Friday.
Yemen's president has arrived in Egypt on Friday to attend the Arab League summit. (AFP/File)
18:56 GMT
Yemen's president has arrived in Egypt on Friday to attend the Arab League summit.
The EU has kept Hamas on its blacklist despite a court ruling ordering the bloc to remove the Palestinian resistance movement. (AFP/File)
18:43 GMT
The EU has kept Hamas on its blacklist despite a court ruling ordering the bloc to remove the Palestinian resistance movement.
The UN Human Rights Council has called on Syria to allow a Commission of Inquiry to continue its work documenting violations by all parties. (AFP/File)
17:56 GMT
The UN Human Rights Council has called on Syria to allow a Commission of Inquiry to continue its work documenting violations by all parties.
An overhaul of Egypt's visa system announced last week is unlikely to keep Gulf residents from jetting off to see the pyramids this summer. (AFP/File)
17:29 GMT
An overhaul of Egypt's visa system announced last week is unlikely to keep Gulf residents from jetting off to see the pyramids this summer.
Six people were killed Friday in an attack claimed by al-Shabaab in Mogadishu, adding to a series of hotel attacks by the group. (AFP/File)
17:20 GMT
Six people were killed Friday in an attack claimed by al-Shabaab in Mogadishu, adding to a series of hotel attacks by the group.
After months of freezing tax revenue transfers, Israel announced Friday that it will release the money to the interim government. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
15:29 GMT
After months of freezing tax revenue transfers, Israel announced Friday that it will release the money to the interim government.
Masked Hamas militants take part in a 2005 rally next to the Gaza-Egypt border in Rafah. (AFP/Said Khatib)
15:08 GMT
An Egyptian lawyer withdrew Friday his lawsuit against Hamas, despite achieving a ruling in the case declaring the Palestinian faction a "terrorist group."
The thousands of Indians in Yemen will be taken out by ships. (AFP/File)
13:34 GMT
India has announced it is taking thousands of its nationals out of Yemen due to the security situation there.
The army chief visited Turkish soldiers protecting the tomb in Syria. (AFP/Adem Altan)
12:15 GMT
The head of Turkey's army and top commanders have visited the new location of an historic tomb in Syria.
Police on Thursday raided four homes in Amman, arresting 18 Jordanians on charges of illegal narcotics and car thefts. (AFP/File)
11:32 GMT
Police on Thursday raided four homes in Amman, arresting 18 Jordanians on charges of illegal narcotics and car thefts.
The drone was reportedly shot down in Yemen's capital, Sanaa. (Al Bawaba/File)
09:42 GMT
The rebel Houthi group has shot down what pro-Houthi TV has called a "hostile" drone in Sanaa.
People were killed in  ground and air military operations. (AFP/File)
08:42 GMT
At least 108 people have been killed in various ground and air strikes carried out by the Syrian regime.
Saudi Arabia has said the first stage of the operation is to destroy rebel warplanes. (AFP/File)
07:42 GMT
Saudi Arabia has said that military operations in Yemen will continue until all objectives are achieved.
Rifi said Iran went "too far in supporting militant groups." (AFP/File)
07:34 GMT
Military intervention in Yemen is necessary "to end Iran's arrogance," Lebanon's Justice Minister has said.
Ban Ki-moon said negotiations remain the only option for resolving the crisis. (Al Bawaba/File)
07:13 GMT
The UN's Secretary General has called for dialogue between all political sides in the Yemen crisis and said it is the only solution.
Iranian President Hasan Rohani shakes hands with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Tehran's Saadabad palace in January 2014. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The Turkish presidential spokesman has ruled out any change in the president's scheduled visit to Iran the first week of April.
Lebanon's Cabinet Thursday declared that the case of the Christian couple murdered by fugitives would be referred to the Judicial Council. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Lebanon's Cabinet Thursday declared that the case of the Christian couple murdered by fugitives would be referred to the Judicial Council.

March 26, 2015

The Arab leaders met in Egypt ahead of the 2015 Arab League Summit
20:46 GMT
Arab foreign ministers agreed in a meeting in Egypt on Thursday to form a joint Arab military force to counter growing security threats in the region, the Arab League's chief said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomes King Abdullah of Jordan during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, on Oct. 2, 2014. On Thursday Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved a draft agreement for the construction of Jordan's first nuclear power plant. (AFP/Sergei Linitsky)
18:36 GMT
The countries committed to building Jordan's first nuclear power plant, helping demands for electricity as Jordan's population soars.
The warplanes targeted the city of Sa'ada in northern Yemen, and the city of Ta'izz in the south. (AFP/File)
18:24 GMT
Saudi warplanes have carried out fresh airstrikes against Yemen, hitting the northern city of Sa’ada and Ta’izz in the south, local officials and witnesses said.
Joint List head Ayman Odeh, in white shirt, and Israeli left-wing MP Dov Khenin, on right, march alongside several dozen protesters in the Bedouin village of Wadi al-Naam on March 26, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
18:14 GMT
The Joint Arab List set out Thursday on a four-day protest march from an unrecognized Bedouin village in the Negev desert.
The president of Cornell University defended the school dean Thursday after he was caught on film openly welcoming Daesh training camps. (Wikimedia)
17:27 GMT
The president of Cornell University defended the school dean Thursday after he was caught on film openly welcoming Daesh training camps.
Saudi state news said Yemen's President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi arrived in Riyadh on Thursday, after reports the leader was in Oman.
17:10 GMT
Saudi state news said Yemen's President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi arrived in Riyadh on Thursday, after reports the leader was in Oman.
Civilians and security forces search for survivors and bodies in the rubble. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
16:54 GMT
At least 25 people were killed and 40 others injured in Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen's capital, an official said Thursday.
"This is a dangerous escalation against freedoms and an attempt to gag the media," said Yemen's Maarib Press news website. (Pixabay)
16:53 GMT
Yemen's main internet service provider (ISP) on Thursday blocked a number of websites opposed to the Shiite Houthi group.
Airstrikes by the Iraqi air force and the U.S.-led international coalition killed 28 members of Daesh in the Iraqi province of Saladin. (AFP/File)
16:37 GMT
At least 35 people, including 28 Daesh militants were killed Thursday in two separate attacks in Iraq’s northern province of Saladin, army sources said.
A member of the Yemeni security forces sits on debris at the site of an air strike near Sanaa Airport. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
16:19 GMT
The conflict echoes across the wider Middle East, bringing into play regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran that have been compared to a "Cold War" scenario.
Palestinian armed groups committed war crimes by indiscriminately firing rockets at civilians in Israel during the Gaza war last summer. (Screenshot: Twitter)
15:09 GMT
Palestinian armed groups committed war crimes by indiscriminately firing rockets at civilians in Israel during the Gaza war last summer.
Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh and Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Gebran Bassil attend a press conference during a meeting on Syrian refugees at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin on Oct. 28, 2014. (AFP/File)
14:16 GMT
Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Judeh said Thursday Jordan's participation came as a response to a call made by the legitimate president.
Washington has offered support for the Saudi campaign. (Al Bawaba/File)
13:40 GMT
John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, has commended the actions of a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
The Egyptian government announced its political and military support for military action. (File)
13:38 GMT
Egypt has sent four naval ships to Yemen to help secure the Gulf of Aden and the Bab al-Mandeb Strait, an Egyptian official has said.
Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes in Yemen on Wednesday night. (AFP)
12:51 GMT
The United Kingdom has voiced its support for Saudi operations against the Houthi movement in Yemen.
Syria was unable to dismantle three of its facilities because of security conditions. (AFP/File)
11:52 GMT
Syria has destroyed three of its chemical weapons facilities, according to AFP/
Pro-Houthi militants seized state institutions in the city of Aden. (AFP/File)
11:48 GMT
Houthi loyalists have taken control of some state institutions in the southern city of Aden.
The UN said that Israeli forces continue to violate Palestinian's rights to life and liberty. (AFP/File)
10:33 GMT
The United Nations says the Palestinian death toll in 2014 was the highest of any year since 1967.
The jihadist group Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack. (AFP/File)
10:08 GMT
Tunisia has arrested 23 suspects over the attack in a museum in the capital that killed tourists and a policeman.
Flights have been canceled due to the worsening security situation. (AFP)
09:45 GMT
Egypt has stopped flights between Egypt and Yemen due to the security crisis and launching of airstrikes against Houthis.
Jordan has stressed it is in support of legitimacy in Yemen. (AFP)
09:33 GMT
Jordan has confirmed that it is taking part with other Arab countries in military operations in Yemen.
Media reports state that ex-President Hadi left Yemen for Oman. (AFP/File)
09:21 GMT
Yemen's former President Hadi has arrived in Oman after leaving Yemen, according to media reports.
Iran has called for an immediate end to military strikes in Yemen. (AFP/File)
09:10 GMT
Iran has criticized Saudi military operations against the Houthi movement in Yemen and has called for an end to airstrikes.
The number of asylum-seekers in industrialized countries rose by nearly half last year. (File)
08:21 GMT
The number asylum seekers in industrialized seekers rose by 45 percent last year, according to the UN refugee agency.
Masked Palestinian militants of al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a group linked to the Fatah movement, demonstrate their skills during a training in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. (AFP/Said Khatib)
07:35 GMT
Masked Palestinian militants of al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a group linked to the Fatah movement, demonstrate their skills during a training in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. (AFP/Said Khatib)
Residents are helping to search for victims under the damaged houses. (AFP/File)
07:32 GMT
Saudi airstrikes have so far killed 13 people in Yemen, with more feared dead.
Saudi Arabia is part of a coalition of over 10 countries that have launched military operations. (AFP/File)
07:06 GMT
Saudi Arabia and its allies have launched airstrikes in Yemen, as part of a move against Houthi rebels.
A Daesh branch group based in Libya has claimed responsibility for attacks that lead to 17 deaths in Benghazi and Sirte on Wednesday. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
06:32 GMT
A Daesh branch group based in Libya has claimed responsibility for attacks that lead to 17 deaths in Benghazi and Sirte on Wednesday.
Syrian rebels man a checkpoint in northern Syria's Idlib region. (AFP/File)
05:30 GMT
Comprehensive UN Security Council action can rapidly alleviate the suffering of Syrians, the main opposition group said Wednesday.
The FBI must work to improve its intelligence capabilities and information sharing to counter continuing threats, a report said Wednesday. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The FBI must work to improve its intelligence capabilities and information sharing to counter continuing threats, a report said Wednesday.

March 25, 2015

Three male Jewish suspects were arrested Wednesday after allegedly throwing a firebomb at a Yahad youth rally. (Screenshot: Twitter)
19:16 GMT
Three male Jewish suspects were arrested Wednesday after allegedly throwing a firebomb at a Yahad youth rally.
The Cairo Criminal Court resumed the trial of the two reporters Wednesday, postponing the trial to April 22. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT
The Cairo Criminal Court resumed the trial of the two reporters Wednesday, postponing the trial to April 22.
Yemeni militiamen loyal to President Hadi gather at the entrance Yemeni special forces command in Aden following clashes with Yemeni special forces. (AFP/File)
18:09 GMT
Yemen army forces allied with the Houthi movement have taken over the international airport of the southern port city, officials said Wednesday.
Nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in April, shown in a YouTube video released by the militant group. (Screenshot: YouTube)
16:58 GMT
Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria have kidnapped more than 400 young women and children from Damasak, a top official confirmed Wednesday.
A Lebanese Army M998 and an M113A2 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, Aug. 3, 2014. (AFP/File)
16:42 GMT
Hezbollah and the Syrian Army clashed with jihadi militants and seized two key vantage points along the Lebanese border Wednesday.
Turkish soldiers stand on a hill, facing Daesh fighters’ new position ten kilometers west of the city of Kobane near the Syrian border, Oct. 2, 2014. (AFP/File)
15:53 GMT
Turkish forces fired two howitzers at a Syrian army position early on Wednesday after a shell launched from Syria fell in southern Turkey.
After over four years behind bars, Mubarak-era interior minister Habib el-Adly was released, state news agency MENA reported. (AFP/File)
15:32 GMT
After over four years behind bars, Mubarak-era interior minister Habib el-Adly was released, state news agency MENA reported.
According to a monitoring group in Palestine, 6,000 were arrested in similar raids in February. (AFP/File)
14:52 GMT
Wednesday morning brought six arrests across the West Bank by Israeli forces over 'illegal activity.'
Lebanese authorities say they gained intel through recent confessions by the arrested Daesh suspects. (AFP/File)
14:23 GMT
After two terror suspects were arrested in Lebanon, authorities say they're edging closer to uncovering larger Daesh networks
Supporters of the Joint List of Arab parties react to exit poll figures at the party's headquarters in the city of Nazareth on March 17, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hosted delegates of the Arab Joint List, Israel's Arab political alliance, congratulating them on their 14-seat victory at the Knesset elections earlier this month.
Armed Yemeni militiamen loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, also known as the Popular Resistance Committees, gather at the entrance Yemeni special forces command in the southern city of Aden. (AFP/File)
12:57 GMT
Witnesses also said smoke was seen rising from the area around the President's complex in Aden.