Regional News

October 29, 2014

Maryam, a refugee from Syria, smiles as her family talks with reporters in 2013 at Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp (Albawaba File Photo/J. Zach Hollo).
07:22 GMT

Jordan's foreign minister said that until a political solution to the Syrian crisis is reached, there is an urgent need for a bigger international response to support host countries, especially Jordan.

Rescue teams were dispatched to the Turkish town of Emerak, close to the country's Mediterranean coastline (File/AFP)
04:00 GMT

Dozens of miners remained trapped after flooding inside a coal mine caused it to collapse in the Turkish town of Emerek.

October 28, 2014

Abu Mohammad al Maqdisi was arrested by Jordanian security forces Monday (Image: YouTube screenshot)
13:12 GMT

A high-profile al Qaeda scholar was arrested by Jordanian authorities Monday for distributing terrorist material on the internet.

A senior member of the group said that his party has "a moral obligation" towards the supporters of the Popular Front, Afek Tounes, and Social Democratic Path. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT

The Call of Tunisia party would opt to form an alliance with "democratic" parties to secure a majority in the parliament, a senior group member has said.

Ennadha Party founder Rachid Ghannouchi gives a speech during the legislative election on October 27, 2014 Ennahda won 69 seats behind The "Call of Tunisia" which won 84 seats (Fadel Senna /AFP).
07:48 GMT

The "Call of Tunisia" won 84 seats in the 217-member National Assembly, followed by Ennahda with 69 seats, according to an AA tally.

At least 250 people have been killed in clashes between al-Qaeda militants and Houthi fighters. (AFP/File)
05:52 GMT

Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Yemen confirm they have retreated from their strongholds in the al-Manasseh area of the southern province of al-Bayda.

October 27, 2014

US Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson called it an "historic day" (File/AFP)
12:40 GMT

NATO ended its combat mission in Afghanistan's Helmand Province Sunday, concluding the 13-year war by transferring responsibility of two air bases to the country's military.

Anti-government Houthis chant as they guard a checkpoint in Yemen's capital Sa'ana, September 21, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:12 GMT

At least 30 people, predominantly Shia Houthi militants, were killed in violent clashes late Sunday while fighting continues throught the al-Qaeda stronghold of Manaseh.

According to preliminary results, Call of Tunisia has won 38 percent of the parliament's seats. (AFP/File)
07:11 GMT

The secular Call of Tunisia party has taken the lead in Tunisia's elections.

Libya plunged into chaos following the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
06:19 GMT

Renewed clashes in Benghazi have left 30 dead.

October 26, 2014

Houthis have been battling al-Qaeda for control of multiple cities across Yemen. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Ansarullah fighters in Yemen have managed to drive out al-Qaeda-linked militants from one of their strongholds in the strategic province of al-Bayda.

Libya faces rising insecurity as multiple armed militias battle each other and the Libyan government. (AFP/File)
14:47 GMT

At least 17 Libyans were injured Sunday in renewed clashes near the capital.

King Abdullah condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Egypt, which killed dozens of soldiers this weekend (File/AFP)
09:08 GMT

King Abdullah on Saturday offered his condolences to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi following two terrorist attacks in the Sinai Peninsula.

A Tunisian woman holds up an inked finger after voting in the country's first elections in 2011 following the fall of long-time dictator, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. (AFP/File)
07:53 GMT

After a lively electoral campaign riddled with political money and fierce debate, the birthplace nation of the Arab Spring opened polling station doors Sunday for fresh parliamentary elections.

October 25, 2014

Kobani and its surroundings have been under attack since mid-September, with the IS militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages. (File/AFP)
08:02 GMT

Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region has decided to send reinforcement troops to the Syrian city of Kobani next week to aid Kurds fighting against the IS militants.