Regional News

June 18, 2014

Iraq's armed forces is in the process of recruiting volunteers to curb escalating sectarian violence nationwide (Haidar Hamdani/AFP)
19:02 GMT

The UAE recalled its ambassador in Iraq Wednesday for consultations regarding what Abu Dhabi has described as "the continuation of the policy of exclusion, sectarianism and marginalization of basic components of the Iraqi people."

The 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi left 4 Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. (AFP/File)
11:20 GMT

The man who helped plan the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi will face at least three federal criminal charges.

June 17, 2014

Houthis protested against Sanaa's federation plan earlier this year (File Archive/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Yemen's air force attacked Shiite rebels in the country's northern region Tuesday in response to the collapse of the short-lived truce between the Houthi minority and Sanaa.

Four people, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, were killed in the 2012 attack (File Archive)
18:36 GMT

Washington announced Tuesday that the U.S. has captured the primary suspect of the 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi that left the ambassador and three others dead

Tripoli has been relatively calm since a security plan was implemented by the government in April (File/AFP)
15:08 GMT

A Lebanese army soldier was shot dead in the early hours of Tuesday during a shooting attack in Tripoli, a security source said.

Journalists rally in support of imprisoned colleagues in Ankara, carrying a slogan: "If there's a free press, there's a free society" (File/AFP)
14:58 GMT

Over half of people in Turkey believe there is no press freedom in the country, according to a recent survey.

Violence in Iraq is quickly becoming a crisis as ISIL militants continue to take over Iraqi cities. (AFP/File)
07:37 GMT

Britain has proposed a ban on ISIL under the British Terrorism Act.

June 16, 2014

Current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to be the AFP party's candidate and run for reelection. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Turkey's two main opposition parties have picked a joint candidate for the upcoming presidential election.

Several demonstrations have taken place in Kurdish-majority areas over the construction of new army posts. (AFP/File)
08:10 GMT

A Kurdish teenager has been killed during a protest in the Turkish city of Adana.

June 15, 2014

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula frequently targets diplomats and civilians in Yemen. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

At least seven medical staffers were in killed in Yemen Sunday in a militant ambush.

Former president Saleh ruled Yemen for 33 years. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

Yemeni troops surrounded a mosque controlled by former president Saleh amid suspicions that Saleh is plotting a coup.

June 14, 2014

A Yemeni boy walks past a street art in Sana'a, depicting a U.S. drone strike (File/AFP)
14:25 GMT

At least three people were killed by an American drone strike in southern Yemen, according to local officials.

Hezbollah blames America for the rise of terrorism in the Middle East (File/AFP)
12:07 GMT

Hezbollah's deputy head Sheikh Naim Qassem, blamed the U.S. for chaotic unrest in the Middle East and rising terrorism in the region.

June 13, 2014

Muslim Brotherhood supporters had gathered in Cairo's Hadayek Al-Maadi district when the policeman was shot dead (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

An Egyptian policeman was killed by an unknown assailant during a Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo's Maadi district.

June 12, 2014

A Palestinian man lies injured after being caught in clashes in southern Lebanon (File/AFP)
20:00 GMT

A military judge in Lebanon sought the death penalty for 31 Palestinians accused of violence during clashes in April.