Regional News

October 27, 2014

US Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson called it an "historic day" (File/AFP)
12:40 GMT

NATO ended its combat mission in Afghanistan's Helmand Province Sunday, concluding the 13-year war by transferring responsibility of two air bases to the country's military.

Anti-government Houthis chant as they guard a checkpoint in Yemen's capital Sa'ana, September 21, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:12 GMT

At least 30 people, predominantly Shia Houthi militants, were killed in violent clashes late Sunday while fighting continues throught the al-Qaeda stronghold of Manaseh.

According to preliminary results, Call of Tunisia has won 38 percent of the parliament's seats. (AFP/File)
07:11 GMT

The secular Call of Tunisia party has taken the lead in Tunisia's elections.

Libya plunged into chaos following the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
06:19 GMT

Renewed clashes in Benghazi have left 30 dead.

October 26, 2014

Houthis have been battling al-Qaeda for control of multiple cities across Yemen. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Ansarullah fighters in Yemen have managed to drive out al-Qaeda-linked militants from one of their strongholds in the strategic province of al-Bayda.

Libya faces rising insecurity as multiple armed militias battle each other and the Libyan government. (AFP/File)
14:47 GMT

At least 17 Libyans were injured Sunday in renewed clashes near the capital.

King Abdullah condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Egypt, which killed dozens of soldiers this weekend (File/AFP)
09:08 GMT

King Abdullah on Saturday offered his condolences to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi following two terrorist attacks in the Sinai Peninsula.

A Tunisian woman holds up an inked finger after voting in the country's first elections in 2011 following the fall of long-time dictator, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. (AFP/File)
07:53 GMT

After a lively electoral campaign riddled with political money and fierce debate, the birthplace nation of the Arab Spring opened polling station doors Sunday for fresh parliamentary elections.

October 25, 2014

Kobani and its surroundings have been under attack since mid-September, with the IS militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages. (File/AFP)
08:02 GMT

Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region has decided to send reinforcement troops to the Syrian city of Kobani next week to aid Kurds fighting against the IS militants.

passengers arriving at airports and those who show symptoms of the disease will be asked if they visited Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three West African countries hit hardest by the deadliest Ebola outbreak (AFP/ File Archive).
05:00 GMT

Travellers entering Jordan from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be monitored and undergo necessary checkups at the airport, according to the Ministry of Health.

October 24, 2014

Zale Thompson was captured by the station's CCTV moments before attacking the officers. (AFP/File)
18:21 GMT

Four New York City Police Department officers were assaulted at a bus station in the Queens borough of New York City by a man with a hatchet.

Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi (pictured) is frustrated by Houthi advances which are seen as an attempt by the Shi’ite militia to pressure the government-formation talks (AFP/ File Archive).
17:00 GMT

Yemen’s presidential authority is “frustrated by the actions of the Houthis, due to their refusal to abide by the agreements that have been made in terms of their ongoing operations and occupation of various Yemeni provinces.”

October 23, 2014

Life in the “School of Jihad”, where children under the age of 10 are encouraged to fire AK47 rifles and acclimatised to the horrors of war. (File/AFP)
18:36 GMT

IS footage about the disturbing education of boys within their territories recently surfaced.

Tunisia has recently increased security in preparation for upcoming elections. (AFP/File)
12:58 GMT

Tunisian police exchanged gunfire with a group of armed men near the capital Thursday.

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. [AFP]
10:12 GMT

Billionaire Saudi businessman Alwaleed bin Talal has admitted to the kingdom’s support for the IS terrorists who fight against the Iraqi and Syrian governments.