Regional News

August 26, 2014

The crash occurred early Tuesday morning in Egypt's Luxor province, killing 19 and injuring 15. (AFP/File)
11:46 GMT

Following another fatal bus collision at Egypt's Sham el-Sheikh Friday, A minibus crash Tuesday in the Luxor province killed 19 Egyptians and injured 15 more.

Saudi and Iranian leaders will meet Tuesday for talks about regional issues, specifically about the looming threat posed by ISIS gains. (AFP/File)
08:20 GMT

Amid Iranian deputy foreign minister Hussain Amir Abdollahian's visit to Riyadh Tuesday, Iranian and Saudi leaders are expected to find common ground in fighting the looming ISIS threat facing the both countries.

August 25, 2014

American soldiers in Jordan were the targets of the eight suspects (AFP/ File Archive).
20:00 GMT

Jordanian military prosecutors on Monday charged eight suspects with plotting to attack U.S. soldiers and Israel's embassy in Jordan.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokri (C) speaks as Libyan Foreign Minister Muhammad Abdelaziz (R) looks on during a meeting on Monday (Khaled Desouki/ AFP).
19:00 GMT

Egypt is to host a meeting of foreign ministers of Libya and its neighbours on Monday regarding Libya´s security situation.

The Jordanian Armed Forces opened fire at the infiltrators who were aboard a wheeled armoured personnel carrier (AFP/ File/ Archive).
13:42 GMT

Jordanian border guards on Sunday killed two infiltrators who attempted to cross the border from Syria

The battle between militias has destroyed Tripoli's airport. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT

Libya's Islamist militias said Sunday that they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli.

Protests erupted after a government negotiating team abandoned talks with the country's Houthis. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT

Rival protests have been staged in Sana'a.

August 24, 2014

The Houthi community has accused the Yemeni government of marginalizing the Shia community. (AFP/File)
12:43 GMT

Talks between a government delegation and Shia Houthis have failed following the Houthis rejection of a draft proposal on forming a technocrat government.

Yemeni soldiers guard a checkpoint close to the country's capital, Sanna, August 19, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:06 GMT

A senior Yemeni army officer and three solders were killed in separate bomb attacks believed to be carried out by al-Qaeda militants, officials confirmed.

August 23, 2014

The Tripoli airport has been a long-sought after control post for rival militias. On Saturday, Islamist group Fajr Libya announced it has seized total control. (AFP/File)
20:11 GMT

Libyan Islamist militant group Fajr Libya announced Saturday its seizure of the Tripoli airport from rival nationalist militia groups.

August 22, 2014

Spent bullet shells litter the ground as a member of the Islamist-linked militia of Misrata walks past following three days of battles in the area of Tripoli's International airport, on August 21, 2014. [AFP]
09:25 GMT

Heavy fighting has once again broken out between rival militants around the international airport in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, forcing locals to flee their homes.

President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahayan announced Tuesday new plans to introduce harsher punishments for terrorism charges. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

United Arab Emirates announced Thursday a harsher set of anti-terrorism laws amid global fears of Islamic extremism.

August 21, 2014

Attacks by Sinai-based militants have increased dramatically since the ouster of Morsi, with attacks primarily targeting Egyptian security forces. [Press TV]
13:31 GMT

4 militants killed as Egypt's troops press on with daily offensives in Sinai

A Bahraini Shiite protester reacts as she is detained by riot police during an anti-government demonstration in the center of the capital Manama on September 21, 2012. [AFP]
06:43 GMT

Regime forces in Bahrain have launched a new crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in the Persian Gulf country.

A protester holds up a picture of the Shia movement's leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, August 20, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:29 GMT

Thousands of Yemen's Houthi Shias staged an anti-government protest in the country's capital, Sana'a, giving leaders until Friday to resign.