Regional News

September 25, 2014

UK-based Muslim preacher Anjem Choudary. [Press TV]
12:42 GMT

UK police say they have arrested nine men, reportedly including a Muslim preacher, in a London raid, accusing them of involvement in suspected terror acts.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly at the United Nations in New York on September 24, 2014. [AFP]
11:10 GMT

Egypt cancels meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after he brands El-Sisi a 'coup leader' during a UN speech; Turkey says no such meeting was planned

Egyptian security forces deploy at the site of a bomb attack near a checkpoint outside the foreign ministry headquarters in central Cairo on September 21, 2014. [AFP]
08:18 GMT

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on US President Barack Obama to censure Egypt’s human rights record during his Thursday meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

September 24, 2014

Abu Qatada had been deported from the UK to face trail in Jordan (File/AFP)
09:54 GMT

Radical Muslim cleric, Abu Qatada, was acquitted by a Jordan court of planning to carry out attacks against westerners in Amman Wednesday.

Demonstrators hold posters reading "Supporting Herve Gourdel", a French mountain guide who was seized on September 21 evening while trekking in Algeria's rugged, heavily forested Kabylie area, where Al-Qaeda is active (Jean Christophe Magnenet/ AFP).
08:22 GMT

The French government says will do all it can to free hostages, but will not change its position in fighting terrorism.

Is Jordan's Arabic news in trouble? Study finds more than 60 percent of content from local dailies comes from Petra news wire. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

A media study conducted by the newly minted media monitoring site, Akeeb, reports 63 percent of the content printed in major Arabic dailies comes "ready-made" from country news wire Jordan News Agency.

September 23, 2014

Bahrain's main opposition party, al-Wefaq, has not yet announced if it will participate in the elections. (AFP/File)
19:10 GMT

Bahrain is set to hold parliamentary elections on November 22.

Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani. [AFP]
13:05 GMT

The Libyan parliament approves Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani’s cabinet ministers after rejecting a previous line-up last week.

[AFP]
09:21 GMT

The U.S. military said on Tuesday its partners in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria included Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Iranian soldiers march past President Hassan Rouhani (L) during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of Iran's war with Iraq (1980-88) in Tehran, on September 22, 2014 (Behrouz Mehri/ AFP).
05:00 GMT

Iran has unveiled a new home-made radar system named “Fath 2” and a new drone dubbed "Sadeq 1" during its "Sacred Defense" week.

September 22, 2014

Jordan is cracking down on its nationals that support or join the Islamic State (File Archive/ AFP).
18:00 GMT

Jordanian security authorities arrested several militants associated with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group who were preparing to conduct terrorist attacks in the Kingdom.

Egyptian security forces and forensic experts work at the site of a bomb attack near a checkpoint outside the foreign ministry headquarters in central Cairo on September 21, 2014 (Mohamed al-Shahed/ AFP).
17:00 GMT

A bomb exploded near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo on Sunday.

Armed Yemeni Shiite Huthi anti-government rebels add to growing insecurity in Sanaa (Mohammed Huwais/ AFP).
14:37 GMT

The `Friends of Yemen´ group, which includes Gulf Cooperation Council members, will meet in New York on 24 September 2014 following continued insecurity in Sanaa and Prime Minister Basindwa´s resignation on Sunday.

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu kisses the daughter of a hostage who was freed by IS (File/AFP)
13:51 GMT

A PKK leader accused Turkey's government of collaborating with Islamic State militants after the extremist group released 49 Turkish hostages.

The security situation in Sanaa has disintegrated amid rising clashes between government and rebel forces. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Sources report Saudi warplanes have been deployed to Yemen at the request of Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi.