Regional News

December 4, 2014

The H2S gas spread from Israel into the Jordanian town of Aqaba on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
13:02 GMT

A gas pipe burst in the Israeli town of Eilat late Wednesday sending emissions across to Aqaba in Jordan, according to Petra news agency.

A media building struck by gunmen in the early hours of the morning in Grozny remains on fire, December 4, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:56 GMT

An anti-terrorist operation is underway in the Chechen capital Grozny after clashes between security forces and unknown gunmen left 13 dead.

Luke Somers was kidnapped over a year ago by Al Qaeda in Sanaa. (Image: Facebook)
09:14 GMT

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.

US Secretary of State John Kerry holds a press conference after chairing a counter-Islamic States (IS) coalition ministerial meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, December 3, 2014. (AFP/file)
04:00 GMT

As for reports that Iran – not a coalition member – had bombarded ISIL targets in Iraq, John Kerry said if such action was restricted to the extremists and had an impact, then that was “positive”

December 3, 2014

emeni security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb which struck the residence of Iran's ambassador in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on December 3, 2014. (AFP/file)
18:53 GMT

Iran has summoned the Yemeni chargé d'affaires in Tehran after a car bomb attack targeted the residence of the Iranian ambassador to Sana’a.

Ali al-Hasanat back home in Petra, Jordan before his arrest. He is pictured with friends with a gun ‘used for target practice’.
16:47 GMT

A Jordanian man has been put in prison for threatening to blow up the Australian embassy in Amman and kill tourists from Australia.

Yemeni security forces stand at a checkpoint near Sanaa's airport during unrest in the city. (AFP/File)
09:39 GMT

Three people were killed and several others injured following a car bomb attack outside the residency of Iran's ambassador to Yemen, in the country's capital, Sanaa.

Libya has been plagued by ongoing violence and instability since the ouster of Moammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
08:42 GMT

Casualties in the Benghazi city clashes east of Libya have increased to 10 deaths and eight injuries, said medical sources here Wednesday.

North Sinai has seen violent attacks by militants following the 2011 Egyptian revolution. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT

The Egyptian army killed seven militants and arrested 73 other people in raids in North Sinai, according to the military.

December 2, 2014

Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters chant slogans as they gather in Abdel Moneim Riad Square in Cairo, November 29, 2014. (AFP/File)
20:37 GMT

A court in Egypt Tuesday sentenced 188 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to death for storming a police station last year, leading to 11 security personnel being killed.

Non-Muslims were allegedly separated from Muslims and executed by the militant group. (AFP/File)
12:05 GMT

Dozens of people were killed by Al-Shabaab militants in Kenya's northeastern Mandera County, security forces confirmed.

Over 1,000 militants have been killed in Pakistan's North Waziristan region since June, according to the army. (AFP/File)
11:49 GMT

Dozens of militants were killed by two separate air strikes in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan region, the army said.

The Danish national was shot in the shoulder last week as he left work. (AFP/File)
09:13 GMT

Supporters of ISIL claimed responsibility for the shooting of a Danish national in Saudi Arabia last week, according to the SITE monitoring group.

December 1, 2014

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan stands with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin near Saint Petersburg, November 22, 2013. (AFP/File)
12:06 GMT

Vladimir Putin is due to meet his Turkish counterpart Monday in an attempt to boost ties between both nations.

The Canadian national is the forth expat to be attacked in recent weeks. (AFP/File)
10:35 GMT

A Canadian man was stabbed with a metal object while he shopped with family in eastern Saudi Arabia, police have confirmed.