Regional News

July 5, 2014

Kuwaitis took to the streets after an opposition figure was detained for "insulting" the government earlier this week (Kuwaiti Interior Ministry/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Kuwait's Interior Ministry released a statement Friday saying that the government will firmly confront all forms of rioting and incitement following this week's rise in public protests in the capital.

July 4, 2014

Steinitz's statement of support comes days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to "support" and "safeguard" Jordan from Islamist militant forces if need be (File Archive)
18:00 GMT

A top Israeli official told reporters Friday that Tel Aviv is ready to help Jordan fight off any Islamist insurgents from its neighbor Iraq if requested.

At least 374 Yemeni forces have been killed during the first half of 2014 in Sanaa's offensives on AQAP, Shiite Houthi rebels and southern separatists (File Archive)
16:25 GMT

Armed gunmen from Yemen killed a Saudi security official Friday.

July 3, 2014

Thousands gathered Wednesday evening in Kuwait city demanding for Barrak's release (Yasser Al Zayyat/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Kuwaiti forces used teargas and stun grenades Thursday to dismantle an opposition demonstration.

At least 374 Yemeni armed forces members have been killed in the first half of 2014 (File Archive)
16:08 GMT

At least two people were killed and three wounded in an attack on a government complex in Yemen's Baida province Thursday.

ISIS militants seized the truck drivers in Mosul earlier this month (File Archive)
13:41 GMT

At least 30 Turkish truck drivers who were being held by jihadis in Iraq were released this week.

Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been arrested since ousted leader Mohamed Morsi was overthrown last year (File/AFP)
08:31 GMT

Leader and spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood's National Alliance to Support Legitimacy, was arrested in Cairo after Egyptian forces raided his home.

July 2, 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 GMT

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 GMT

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 GMT

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

July 1, 2014

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

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 GMT

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 GMT

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

June 30, 2014

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

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

June 29, 2014

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

Ahmed Abu Khattala pleaded guilty to charges