Regional News

October 9, 2014

The meeting at this level is the first since France and Turkey signed a "strategic cooperation agreement" last January. (AFP/File)
15:32 GMT

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will meet with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Kuwait Friday to discuss the ongoing struggle against Islamic State militants.

An injured Yemeni man is carried away from the attack site, October 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
13:20 GMT

The death toll in Yemen has risen to over 40, following a suicide bomb attack in the country's capital, Sana'a. The bomber is believed to have attacked a Shia checkpoint prior to a rally.

Over three million Syrians have fled their country's civil war. (AFP/File)
12:18 GMT

The Jordanian government insists its border remains open, but humanitarian agencies say it is now closed to Syrian refugees.

Malfunctions were first discovered Wednesday when Health Minister Adel El-Adawi arrived to check on the arriving pilgrims. (AFP/File)
10:11 GMT

As Hajj pilgrims return, malfunctions are found in equipment used to detect diseases like Ebola at Cairo's international airport. State news agency MENA reports defects in electronic temperature gauges and thermal surveying cameras, p

Armed Yemeni Shiite Huthi rebels man a checkpoint erected in the capital Sanaa, on October 7, 2014. [AFP]
08:54 GMT

At least 20 people were killed on Thursday in a suicide attack apparently targeting a Houthi checkpoint in the center of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, witnesses including a Reuters reporter said.

Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak handed in his resignation to Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi after Houthi rebels protested against his appointment (File/AFP)
08:24 GMT

Yemen's newly elected premier, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, resigned from his post following mass protests from Houthi rebels.

Afghan residents move injured people after a suicide attack in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province on October 8, 2014. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

At least five people have been killed and nearly 20 others injured in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, an official says.

October 8, 2014

Jens Stoltenberg was appointed the new Secretary-General for NATO, October 1st, 2014 (File/AFP)
14:15 GMT

NATO's new Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is due to visit Turkey on October 9 to discuss ongoing unrest in Iraq and Syria.

Protests turned violent when ethnic Kurds clashes with alleged members of the Islamic State in Hamburg, Germany.
14:08 GMT

Kurds across Europe have staged protests against the Islamic State and what they see as a lag in military aid to Kurdish Forces battling the military group along the Turkish border. In Turkey, Kurdish protesters also clashed with Salafi Muslims in a fierce, armed confrontation.

Yemenis staged mass protests recently to express their discontentment with the current government. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT

Houthi rebels rejected President Hadi's Prime Minister nomination Tuesday.

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to voice their anger at the Turkish government's failure to protect Syrian Kurds from IS militants in Kobani. (AFP/File)
06:52 GMT

At least 12 people have been killed and dozens injured in pro-Kurdish protests across Turkey.

October 7, 2014

IS militants overtook areas of Kobani late Monday. (AFP/File)
09:38 GMT

Turkey's main Kurdish party has urged all Kurds to hold protest rallies across the country against IS militants and their attacks on Kobani.

October 4, 2014

Having been long delayed over political unrest, economic instability and sporadic violence, Tunisia's parliamentary election race officially opened to campaigners Saturday. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT

Official campaigning began Saturday for the Tunisian parliamentary elections in a monumental first move toward democracy for the 'birthplace of the Arab Spring'

October 3, 2014

Yemen has been at the forefront of violence between Sunni tribesmen and the Houthi Shia group (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

An explosion in northern Yemen killed at least two people and left 10 others injured, although there has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

David Cameron is the first world leader to meet Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, October 3rd, 2014 (File/AFP)
16:00 GMT

British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Afghanistan Friday, making him the first premier to meet the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani.