Regional News

October 16, 2014

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.

Houthi rebels took over the capital of Yemen less than a month ago. (AFP/File)
10:32 GMT

Yemeni Houthis took control of the town of Hudeida Tuesday.

A U.S. -led coalition has been carrying out air strikes on Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. (AFP/File)
08:21 GMT

Turkish officials have denied offering to let the U.S. use their air bases for air strikes against IS in Syria and Iraq.

October 13, 2014

Following Ahmed Bin Mubarak´s withdrawal due to Houthi opposition, Yemen´s president appointed former oil minister and representative to the UN, Khaled Bahah (above). (AFP/ File Archive)
17:00 GMT

Yemen appointed a new prime minister on Monday.

The market in Amman, which is being removed to make space for a parking lot (AFP/ File Archive).
15:56 GMT

Twenty-six suspects were referred to court over their involvement in riots in downtown Amman on Saturday night