Regional News

July 2, 2014

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

The latest Al-Qaeda assault comes two days after militants briefly seized Sayun airport (File/AFP)
08:36 GMT

Two soldiers and four Al-Qaeda fighters died Saturday after clashes between the militant group and Yemen's army, a military official confirmed.

June 26, 2014

Kerry met with his MENA regional counterparts in Paris Thursday to discuss the developing Iraq crisis (Brendan Smialowski/AFP)
18:00 GMT

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 GMT

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 GMT

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 GMT

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 GMT

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 GMT

Tunisia will hold parliamentary elections on October 26.

June 25, 2014

Rogue general Khalifa Haftar has recruited troops to implement his anti-Islamist campaign across Libya, particularly within the eastern part of the country (File Archive)
21:00 GMT

Three Libyan soldiers died Wednesday in clashes with Islamists in the city of Benghazi.