Regional News

October 29, 2014

Yemen has been dogged by political turmoil since 2011. (AFP/File)
15:21 GMT

Shiite Houthi militants managed on Wednesday to seize control of the central Yemeni city of Radmah following fierce clashes with local armed tribesmen.

Women mourn at the funeral of a 15-year-old boy who was shot dead by Bahrain's police force during a protest, May 24, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:57 GMT

Amnesty International condemned a decision by Bahrain's government to deport ten dissidents whose citizenships were revoked in 2012 without a trial.

Unnamed Islamist websites encouraged attacks against American or international schools across the Middle East (File/AFP)
08:49 GMT

US officials issued strong security warnings for American schools in the Middle East against potential terrorist attacks after an extremist website threatened to target Western educational facilities.

Maryam, a refugee from Syria, smiles as her family talks with reporters in 2013 at Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp (Albawaba File Photo/J. Zach Hollo).
07:22 GMT

Jordan's foreign minister said that until a political solution to the Syrian crisis is reached, there is an urgent need for a bigger international response to support host countries, especially Jordan.

Rescue teams were dispatched to the Turkish town of Emerak, close to the country's Mediterranean coastline (File/AFP)
04:00 GMT

Dozens of miners remained trapped after flooding inside a coal mine caused it to collapse in the Turkish town of Emerek.

October 28, 2014

Abu Mohammad al Maqdisi was arrested by Jordanian security forces Monday (Image: YouTube screenshot)
13:12 GMT

A high-profile al Qaeda scholar was arrested by Jordanian authorities Monday for distributing terrorist material on the internet.

A senior member of the group said that his party has "a moral obligation" towards the supporters of the Popular Front, Afek Tounes, and Social Democratic Path. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT

The Call of Tunisia party would opt to form an alliance with "democratic" parties to secure a majority in the parliament, a senior group member has said.

Ennadha Party founder Rachid Ghannouchi gives a speech during the legislative election on October 27, 2014 Ennahda won 69 seats behind The "Call of Tunisia" which won 84 seats (Fadel Senna /AFP).
07:48 GMT

The "Call of Tunisia" won 84 seats in the 217-member National Assembly, followed by Ennahda with 69 seats, according to an AA tally.

At least 250 people have been killed in clashes between al-Qaeda militants and Houthi fighters. (AFP/File)
05:52 GMT

Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Yemen confirm they have retreated from their strongholds in the al-Manasseh area of the southern province of al-Bayda.

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.