Regional News

September 7, 2014

Egyptian army [AFP]
11:09 GMT

Egyptian military intelligence on Saturday said that they had discovered what officials called "the biggest explosives workshop and cache" in the Sinai peninsula belonging to the major insurgent group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.

Krishna Upadhyaya and Ghimire Gundev. [AP]
10:51 GMT

Qatar confirms it has detained two British human rights activists who were probing the working conditions of workers building facilities for the 2022 World Cup.

Libyan fighter jet. [AFP]
08:46 GMT

Libya says a Sudanese military transport plane bound for a Tripoli airport under control of an armed group had entered its airspace, a government statement said on Saturday.

Clashes erupted overnight in the Jawb province, north of Sana'a (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Deadly clashes between Houthi rebels and government-backed tribesmen killed at least 40 people in Yemen Saturday.

September 6, 2014

Yemen's Houthis have been holding rallies in Sana'a since August 20 in protest to the government's policies (File/AFP)
08:28 GMT

Thousands of Shia Houthis took to the streets of Yemen's capital, Sana'a, to protest against the country's government, according to Press TV.

September 5, 2014

Among other IS-related points raised, President Obama asked for NATO military support for U.S. operations against the group in Iraq. (AFP/ Saul Loeb)
20:15 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama announced Friday key NATO allies had agreed to back and provide military support for U.S. operations in Iraq.

September 4, 2014

What the heck is going on in Jordan's energy sector? (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT

Accusations of corruption ignited Parliamentary sessions in Jordan last week, as members accused the energy sector of shady business deals, shifty tenders and family favoritism.

The Sotloff family said Steven wanted to give a voice to those who had none. (AFP/File)
13:53 GMT

The family of Steven Sotloff, the American journalist killed by Islamic State militants, called their son "a hero."

Qatar has been heavily criticized for its treatment of migrant workers. (AFP/File)
12:51 GMT

Two British human rights workers investigating the plight of migrant workers in Qatar have disappeared.

US President Barack Obama [AFP]
06:30 GMT

Kerry says killers of journalists James Foley and Steve Sotloff will be held accountable ‘no matter how long it takes.’

Supporters of al-Fadila party (aka Islamic Virtue Party) perform the simulation of an execution during a protest to ask for justice for members of the Iraqi forces who were executed by the Islamic State. [AFP]
06:10 GMT

A number of Jordanian lawmakers have called on the government to stay out of any war against ISIL Takfiri militants, who have taken parts of neighboring Iraq and Syria.

September 3, 2014

Putin has been accused by Islamic militants of preventing an Islamic state from forming in Chechnya. (AFP/File)
17:55 GMT

IS militants released a video via Al-Arabiya TV channel Wednesday threatening action against Vladimir Putin for Russia's close diplomatic ties with Syria's Bashar al-Assad.

Most diplomats were evacuated from Libya in July due to ongoing violence. (AFP/File)
07:01 GMT

Clashes between rival militia groups in Benghazi have killed 31 people.

Tribesmen loyal to the Huthi Shiite group shout slogans during a demonstration near the cabinet's headquarters in Sanaa calling for the government to resign on September 1, 2014. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

A senior Houthi leader in Yemen has strongly dismissed a series of proposals put forward by embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

September 2, 2014

11 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai. [AFP]
16:42 GMT

An attack on a convoy of Egyptian security forces kills at least 11 soldiers in the restive Sinai Peninsula, according to local security and medical sources.