Regional News

September 11, 2014

Turkey is reluctant to take a stronger role in the coalition against IS militants in fear of aggravating a hostage situation. (AFP/File)
15:12 GMT

The Turkish government said Thursday that it will not allow a U.S.-led coalition to use its air bases to launch attacks on Islamic State militants in Iraq.

Nearly three years after the fall of Gaddafi, Libya is still grappling with rising insecurity. (AFP/File)
14:09 GMT

Militants have killed five soldiers in Benghazi as fighting continues across multiple Libyan cities.

Yemeni Shiite Huthi anti-government demonstrators shout slogans during a demonstration near the government headquarters in Sanaa on September 9, 2014. [AFP]
11:44 GMT

Yemen’s revolutionaries reject as baseless a government claim that the two sides have reached an agreement to end the political crisis in the country.

September 10, 2014

Anger is mounting against American forces after least 14 civilians were killed by the U.S. air strike (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

At least 14 women and children were killed and 13 others injured by an American air strike in Afghanistan's northeastern province of Kunar.

A Libyan solider points at an unexploded mortar shell at a checkpoint close to Tripoli, September 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
16:00 GMT

Libya's army, lead by rogue General Haftar, called on Islamist militias to disarm, ahead of a renewed assault on the eastern city of Benghazi.

A supporter of the Shia Houthi movement wears a banner, which reads "civil disobedience" during a protest, September 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
14:05 GMT

Anti-government protests in Yemen continued Wednesday across the country a day after security forces opened fire on demonstrators.

New laws allow the government to view individuals' browsing history. (AFP/File)
09:06 GMT

The Turkish government has yet again made moves to censor the internet.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to attend. (AFP/File)
07:31 GMT

Saudi Arabia has called a conference on counter-terrorism Thursday in Jeddah.

The Libyan government has lost control of many major cities, including Tripoli. (Photo courtesy of UPI)
06:44 GMT

Libya's parliament, escaping from the militant-occupied capital of Tripoli, has taken refuge abroad a Greek car ferry in Tobruk harbor.

September 9, 2014

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrives for a meeting of foreign ministers at the headquarters of the Arab League in the Egyptian capital Cairo on September 7, 2014. [AFP]
16:28 GMT

The Palestinian envoy to Egypt says Arab League (AL) member states have supported the Palestinian appeal to the United Nations (UN) to recognize Palestine as an independent state.

A Shia Houthi protester gestures during clashes with riot police in Sanaa, September 7, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:24 GMT

Two Yemeni Houthi members have allegedly been killed while trying to storm a government building in Sanaa Tuesday.

HRH Prince Hassan with Pope Francis at the Vatican on 4 September 2014 (Osservatore Romano/ AFP).
06:00 GMT

His Royal Highness Prince Hassan of Jordan met Pope Francis late last week and called for the establishment of a new worldwide humanitarian order.

September 8, 2014

The seven pro-democracy protesters are hunger striking on the premises of National Council for Human Rights in Cairo (AFP/ File Archive).
20:00 GMT

Seven activists, sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison, have started a hunger strike in the premises of a state-appointed rights watchdog.

The first female defendant was sentenced to 15 years, while the other women were found guilty of luring other women to join the group. (Photo for illustrative purposes only: AFP/File Archive).
18:00 GMT

Five women, of whom four Saudis and one Yemeni, are set to be tried by a specialized criminal court for terror-related activities.

Ennahda has chosen not to participate to send a message of cooperation to other political parties. (AFP/File)
07:57 GMT

Tunisia's Ennahda movement has decided not to take part in the country's upcoming presidential elections.