Regional News

October 16, 2014

Dira square in Riyadh where public executions are sometimes carried out (AFP/File)
16:01 GMT

The prominent Shia cleric Nimr Baqir al-Nimr has been sentenced to death for allegedly encouraging protests in Saudi Arabia, his family said.

A man holds up mortar shrapnel allegedly fired across the Indo-Pakistan border, October 8, 2014 (File/AFP)
15:48 GMT

Pakistani representatives at the UN called on India to end "unprovoked" firing and shelling in the line of control between both countries, which killed over 12 people.

Yemen claims oil flows through the Marib pipeline. (AFP/FIle)
15:00 GMT

Reuters reports that Yemeni tribesmen attacked the main oil export pipeline on Wednesday, stopping the flow of crude oil.

The Ebola virus has killed over 4,400 people, mostly in western Africa (File/AFP)
14:23 GMT

A passenger from Liberia travelling through Dubai has been put into isolation over fears he may have contracted the Ebola virus, late Wednesday.

U.S. manned drone strikes have been criticized in Yemen due to the high number of civilian deaths (File/AFP)
10:02 GMT

A Yemeni man whose brother-in-law and nephew were allegedly killed in a U.S. drone strike controlled from a Berlin army base has filed a lawsuit against Germany for facilitating the incident.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speaking in parliament (Adem Altan/ AFP).
09:41 GMT

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Wednesday a unilateral intervention in Syria would do more harm than good as he called for an “all inclusive” effort to resolve the crisis.

A vehicle drives in a deserted road as smoke billows during clashes between soldiers and Islamists who control Benghazi, the country's second biggest city, on October 15, 2014. [AFP]
08:00 GMT

Libya's Operation Dignity and Egyptian officials deny earlier reports that Egypt's warplanes were involved in targeting Islamist sites in Benghazi

October 15, 2014

Houthi rebels recently took control of Yemen's capital. (AFP/File)
14:52 GMT

Sunni militants associated with al-Qaeda engaged in fierce fighting with Shiite rebels in Yemen.

The US announced in September plans to send the Apaches to Egypt to support counter-terrorism efforts. (AFP/File)
14:12 GMT

Ending a year long freeze on military aid amid unrest, the US sent 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt this week to aid in the anti-IS campaign.

The joint GCC force will also handle the protection of commercial routes and the Gulf nations' economic interests. (AFP/File)
12:38 GMT

The GCC countries are looking into measures to establish a joint naval force capable of defending the security of the Gulf region.

Benghazi has witnessed intense fighting since May. (AFP/File)
11:46 GMT

Libya’s retired General Khalifa Haftar has announced that his forces are ready to liberate the northeastern city of Benghazi from other armed groups.

At least three students were injured in the brawl. (AFP/File)
08:21 GMT

Students at Istanbul University have described the terrifying moments when supporters of the Islamic State jihadist group went on the rampage on their campus.

October 14, 2014

The attacker is believed to be a Saudi national who was born in the U.S. (File/AFP)
18:46 GMT

An American citizen was shot dead while another injured by an gunman in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh Tuesday. The attacker is now being held by security forces.

Wounded Yemeni men await treatment in a hospital following a suicide bombing, October 9th, 2014 (File/AFP)
18:34 GMT

The UN Security Council condemned the latest terrorist attacks by Al Qaeda affiliated militants in Yemen and called on all sides of the government to implement the national partnership agreement.

A statement written in Urdu was released with the names of the six Taliban commanders who swore allegiance to the Islamic State (File/AFP)
18:07 GMT

Six Taliban commanders pledged allegiance to the leader and self-declared Caliph of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, in a statement Tuesday.