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Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra expressed his willingness to work towards peace in Libya. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Algeria has officially expressed readiness to host negotiations between rival Libyan parties.

The United Nations mission in Libya has warned that the security situation is rapidly deteriorating. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

At least nine people have been killed in Libya in heavy fighting between forces loyal to General Haftar and armed militiamen.

Yemen's Houthis have been staging mass protests in a bid to press President Hadi to step down. (AFP/File)
13:41 GMT

At least 65 Houthis have been killed in clashes in northern Yemen.

An Iranian Kurdish female member of the Freedom Party of Kurdistan (PAK) keeps a position in Dibis, some 50 kms northwest of Kirkuk, on September 15, 2014. [AFP]
10:55 GMT

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has highlighted Iran’s status in the Middle East, saying the Islamic Republic plays an important role in the establishment of regional peace.

Mufid Elfgeeh is charged with trying to provide material support to ISIS.
08:09 GMT

Rochester, New York, man has been indicted on charges of trying to provide material support to the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder US soldiers, the US Justice Department said on Tuesday.

September 16, 2014

Armed militias have rapidly gained power since the fall of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
16:15 GMT

The United Nations mission in Libya has warned that a rapidly deteriorating security and deepening political divisions have brought Libya to the brink of chaos.

Yemen's Houthis have complained about being marginalized by the government (File/AFP)
13:17 GMT

Twenty-two people were killed in Yemen after clashes erupted between Houthi rebels and local Sunni tribesmen backed by the government.

A wounded Syrian child awaits treatment at a makeshift hospital after all of her family was killed in Douma, September 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:35 GMT

The UNHCR has urged the international community to recognize the rights of millions of undocumented and stateless people.

September 15, 2014

Houthis have been holding demonstrations since August. (AFP/File)
17:41 GMT

Yemen's Houthis have suspended their ongoing negotiations with the government over alleged interference from foreign parties.

Kerry and Bassil discussed Lebanon's role in combating terrorism in the region. (AFP/File)
15:52 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil in Paris Monday.

Prime Minister al-Thinni accused Qatar of sending three military planes loaded with weapons to an airport in Tripoli on Sunday. (AFP/File)
13:57 GMT

The Libyan Prime Minister has threatened to cut ties with Qatar for interfering in Libya's internal affairs.

Pilgrims performing the Haj (AFP/ File Archive).
08:31 GMT

The Jordanian government has confirmed that it issues temporary passports for Arab-Israeli passport holders to perform the Haj.

September 14, 2014

The symbol of  Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which Egypt classified as a terrorist organization in April (AFP/ File Archive).
20:00 GMT

An Egyptian police offensive in Suez governorate resulted in the death of seven members of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis militant group.

Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat has demanded the renewal of Interpol’s red notices against Brotherhood members residing in Qatar and Turkey (AFP/ File Archive).
17:00 GMT

Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat called on Interpol to arrest fleeing members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood who are living in Qatar or Turkey.

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Queen Alia Airport on September 10, 2014 in Amman. [AFP]
08:00 GMT

Several opposition groups in Jordan have warned the government against participating in a US-led international coalition aimed at defeating the ISIL Takfiri militants.