Regional News

November 5, 2014

A Palestinian boy poses for a picture in the rain next to the rubble of buildings destroyed during the conflict between Israel and Hamas last summer, in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on Nov. 3. (AFP /Mahmud Hams)
09:21 GMT

Officials said the program started Monday with the sale of construction materials to 700 Gaza residents whose homes were damaged.

Iraqi Christians displaced by the violence in their country wait in line for aid. [AFP]
08:13 GMT

Speaking at a meeting to announce the formation of the committee, Wael Suleiman, executive director of Catholic relief organisation Caritas in Jordan, noted that around 100 to 150 new Iraqi refugees arrive in Jordan every day from Erbil after leaving their homes in Mosul and Nineveh.

A total of 24 Jordanians have been referred to the State Security Court for alleged ISIL ties over the past two months.
08:04 GMT

The four men, whose ages range between 18 and 24, are said to be members of the hard-line Jihadi Salafist movement.

This image from Twitter is said to show the aftermath of Tuesday's attacks in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.
07:47 GMT

Police say 15 people involved have been arrested.

November 4, 2014

At least 20 militants were killed by US drones near Rada, which has been at the center of clashes between Shia Houthi fighters and Al Qaeda militants (File/AFP)
16:51 GMT

Double US drone strikes close to the town of Rada in Yemen killed at least 20 alleged Al Qaeda militants, according to tribal sources.

Mohammad Dahabi was found guilty of embezzlement in 2012. (AFP/File)
14:17 GMT

The government has requested former intelligence chief Mohammad Dahabi to pay JD20 million to the Treasury within 60 days.

Recent threats against teachers in Amman have caused Jordan to increase security. (AFP/File)
13:23 GMT

The Australian embassy has said the dispute is currently in the hands of Jordanian authorities.

At least 29 Houthi fighters were killed during the clashes (File/AFP)
13:11 GMT

Dozens were killed in fierce clashes between Shia Houthi fighters and Al Qaeda militants in the Yemeni city of Rada'a Tuesday.

Shia Muslims worldwide commemorate Imam Hussein during Ashura. (AFP/File)
09:12 GMT

Unidentified gunmen have attacked a gathering of Shia Muslims and killed five mourners commemorating Ashura in Saudi Arabia.

The journalist has been detained since last August over participating in a sit-in organizaed by Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

After 281 days on hunger strike, American-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Sultan fell into a sugar coma Sunday.

November 3, 2014

A 37-year-old Jordanian allegedly threatened to bomb the Australian Embassy in Amman in a message sent via Facebook. (AFP/File)
19:20 GMT

A 37-year-old Jordanian went on trial Monday for an alleged plot to blow up the Australian Embassy in Amman.

The growing Houthi influence in the country has pitted the Shia movement against Al-Qaeda, which remains active in Yemen. (AFP/File)
13:06 GMT

Militants from the Shia Houthi group took control of the Jabal Ras area in the western Yemeni province of Al-Hudaydah on Monday.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in Zivotofsky v. Kerry.
13:00 GMT

The long-running dispute centers around whether Jerusalem-born U.S. citizens can have 'Israel' added to their passports.

An explosion rocks Kobani on Nov. 2. (AFP)
09:02 GMT

Severe clashes broke out in Kobani after Iraqi peshmerga forces joined the battle against ISIL, Reuters reported.

Police believe the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber. (AFP/File)
08:43 GMT

Around 48 people were killed and over 100 injured in a bomb blast at Pakistan's Wagah border with India.