October 19, 2014
Hard-line Jordanian Salafists Omar Mahdi Zeidan and Saad Hneity have joined the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria.
In a joint statement issued late Saturday by the governments of the US, UK, Germany, France and Italy, the group threatened sanctions against violent parties in Libya if a ceasefire and negotiation process is not implemented.
Shiite Houthi fighters have taken control of a crossing along Yemen's northern border with Saudi Arabia.
Shia Houthi rebels continued to advance in the south of Yemen after overrunning the strategic city of Rada on Friday.
October 18, 2014
Kurdish protests across Ankara over Turkey's inaction against the Islamic State in the Syrian border town of Kobani has hit 40.
October 16, 2014
The new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, warned of Islamic State atrocities across Iraq and Syria Thursday.
The prominent Shia cleric Nimr Baqir al-Nimr has been sentenced to death for allegedly encouraging protests in Saudi Arabia, his family said.
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.
Reuters reports that Yemeni tribesmen attacked the main oil export pipeline on Wednesday, stopping the flow of crude oil.
A passenger from Liberia travelling through Dubai has been put into isolation over fears he may have contracted the Ebola virus, late Wednesday.
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 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.
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
Sunni militants associated with al-Qaeda engaged in fierce fighting with Shiite rebels in Yemen.
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.