December 7, 2014
Bahraini-British naval base deal is being presented as a "symbolic" deal but will identify Britain as an old colonial power siding with Bahrain's Sunni monarchy.
The British embassy in Cairo suspended public services on Sunday for security reasons. The embassy cites risks of terrorism in particular.
Bahrain's foreign minister compares Hezbollah to groups like ISIL and Al-Qaeda.
A Swiss wildlife photographer held hostage by Abu Sayyaf, an al-Qaeda-linked Islamic separatist group in the Philippines, recently escaped by turning his captors' machete against them and fleeing.
The British military will set up a permanent base in Bahrain, angering human rights groups who condemned the UK's silence over attacks on protesters in the Arab kingdom.
Turkey banned around 7,200 foreign ISIL supporters from entering the country while over 1,000 terrorists were deported since 2011, according to the foreign ministry.
The US will keep over 10,000 soldiers in Afghanistan, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel announced during a trip to the country Saturday.
December 6, 2014
A US photojournalist, Luke Somers, was killed in Yemen during a failed rescue raid.
Kurdish Peshmerga forces have cleared out as many as 3,000 bombs in the areas they liberated from ISIL.
Former president Ali Abdullah Saleh is believed to have facilitated the takeover of the capital, Sanaa, and large parts of Yemen by militants loyal to Shia leader Abdul Malik Al-Houthi in September.
December 5, 2014
An Islamist group has claimed responsibility, saying it was revenge for “the oppression of Muslim women”.
December 4, 2014
Police in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have foiled a bomb attack targeting an American doctor in the capital, Abu Dhabi.
A gas pipe burst in the Israeli town of Eilat late Wednesday sending emissions across to Aqaba in Jordan, according to Petra news agency.
An anti-terrorist operation is underway in the Chechen capital Grozny after clashes between security forces and unknown gunmen left 13 dead.
Al Qaeda in Yemen threatened to kill a 33-year-old American photojournalist who was kidnapped over a year ago in the country's capital, Sanaa.