Regional News

September 4, 2014

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.

Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi chairing a meeting of pro-government political parties in Sanaa on September 2, 2014. [AFP]
16:25 GMT

Yemen's president has dismissed the incumbent Prime Minister Mohammed Salim Basindawa and his cabinet in a bid to end an ongoing standoff with the Shia Houthi protesters.

Protesters are calling on the Al Khalifa family to relinquish power. (AFP/File)
09:09 GMT

Regime forces in Bahrain have once again attacked anti-regime protesters in Bahrain.

The Libyan government has been battling multiple militias since the fall of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
07:47 GMT

At least 10 soldiers have been killed in clashes between the army and the militias in Libya's Benghazi.

The protesters are demanding the resignation of the government. (AFP/File)
07:26 GMT

The Yemeni government has sent an envoy to the northern part of the country for talks with Houthis amid ongoing anti-government protests.

An Islamist fighter from the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition flashes the V sign for victory following fighting which has destabilized Libya, requiring the formation of a new government (Mahmud Turkia/ AFP).
06:00 GMT

The country’s interim speaker of parliament, Faraj Bouhashem claimed that the formation of a new Libyan government is imminent.

September 1, 2014

The Gulf Cooperation Council representatives reportedly reached a major breakthrough toward ending their dispute with Qatar (AFP/ File Archive).
20:20 GMT

Saudi Arabia and other GCC states have reportedly reached a major breakthrough toward ending their dispute with Qatar.

Libya's militias have grown in strength since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
14:19 GMT

Libya's caretaker government has announced that most ministries and state-run institutions are now out of its control.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. [AFP]
12:40 GMT

'Der Spiegel' reported that the US National Security Agency and Britain's GCHQ eavesdropping agency had carried out "wide-scale spying against Turkey."

Erdogan is convinced a "parallel state" exists in Turkey. (AFP/File)
11:40 GMT

Approximately two dozen police officers were arrested Monday for allegedly planning to overthrow the Turkish government.