Regional News

October 26, 2014

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.

French President Francois Hollande walks with Saudi Crown Prince and Defence Minister Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud before a meeting in Paris, September 1, 2014 (AFP/File)
09:57 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Defense, Prince Salman, said the military would continue to protect Islam's holiest sites from potential attacks.

Libya has been engulfed in violence since the fall of Gaddafi in 2011. (AFP/File)
09:12 GMT

Renewed clashes in Benghazi have killed at least 11 people.

October 22, 2014

Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24, was shot dead at the National War Memorial in Ottawa Wednesday by a man described as being short, overweight and wearing an 'Arabic scarf.' (AFP/File)
22:45 GMT

A gunman shot and killed a Canadian soldier in Ottawa Wednesday, prompting a lockdown of the city's entire downtown area.

During his time in power, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has led a paradoxical campaign about Islam. (AFP/File)
21:59 GMT

When his fans hail him as the new Ataturk, they're ignoring some key details about Egypt's al-Sisi

The workers were taken earlier Wednesday by masked assailants, security sources suspected PKK involvement due to heightened Kurdish tensions over Turkish inaction in Syria's Kobani. (AFP/File)
17:39 GMT

The ten electrical workers abducted by masked assailants in southeastern Turkey earlier Wednesday have reportedly been released.

The accused terror cell members had planned to attack U.S. forces in Kuwait (U.S. Central Command file photo).
10:18 GMT

The individuals had planned to attack U.S. military personnel in Qatar and Kuwait.

A fighter from the Fajr Libya group fires his weapon during clashes in the hill village of Kikla, southwest of Tripoli on Oct. 21.The internationally recognised Libyan government called for a civil disobedience campaign in Tripoli until its forces retake the capital from militias who seized it. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
08:34 GMT

Libya’s internationally recognized government says its forces are getting ready to recapture the capital from militias.