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  • #Egypt court jails 68 pro-Morsi protesters

    News - Middle East
    An Egyptian court has sentenced 68 people to up to 15 years in prison over protest clashes, in the latest mass sentencing of Muslim Brotherhood supporters. ...
  • Children killed in Homs double blasts

    News - Middle East
    At least 10 children are among 22 people killed in a twin bombings outside a primary school in the government-controlled city of Homs in central Syria. ...
  • More US raids as #ISIL advances on #Syria town

    News - Middle East
    US-led forces have carried out at least five air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) outside  Kobane, a monitoring group has said, after the group's fighters pushed to within 2km of the Syrian-Kurdish town. ...
  • #Iran 'to militarily assist' #Lebanon army

    News - Middle East
    A senior Iranian official has said that Tehran will supply the Lebanese army with military equipment to be used in fighting armed groups. ...
  • #Houthis refuse to leave #Yemen capital

    News - Middle East
    Yemen's Houthi fighters have refused to withdraw from Sanaa after seizing much of the capital in a lightning offensive earlier this month, despite signing an agreement with the government saying they would leave.A Houthi spokesman said on Tuesday that ...
  • #ISIL closes in on border town with #Turkey

    News - Middle East
    Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have closed in on a key Kurdish town in Syria, next to the border with Turkey, prompting the government in Ankara to deploy tanks to protect its territory. ...
  • Nine Bahraini Shias stripped of nationality

    News - Middle East
    A Bahraini court has sentenced nine people to life and revoked their citizenship for smuggling arms to be used in "terrorist acts," the Gulf kingdom's prosecutor general has said. ...
  • #ISIL under heavy assault by Kurds in #Iraq

    News - Middle East
    Kurdish peshmerga forces backed by US-led air attacks have pushed into territory held by ISIL in Iraq, recapturing several towns and villages that had recently fallen to the group. ...
  • Nusra leader threatens attacks against West

    News - Middle East
    The head of the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda has denounced US-led air raids in the country, warning of retaliatory attacks in the "homes" of the Western and Arab countries that have taken part in the bombings. ...
  • Attacks target Houthi fighters in #Yemen

    News - Middle East
    A suicide car bomber linked to al-Qaeda has rammed into a field hospital run by a Shia rebel group east of Yemen's capital, killing at least 15 people, while five more died in an ambush in the south of the country, according to local sources. ...
  • Turkish tanks face #ISIL near #Syria border

    News - Middle East
    Turkish tanks have been sent to hills overlooking the Syrian border town of Ain al-Arab besieged by ISIL, while a US-led coalition intensified its bombing of the group in northern and eastern Syria. ...
  • Saudi Arabia warns of more #Yemen violence

    News - Middle East
    Saudi Arabia has warned that neighbouring Yemen risks sliding towards further violence, which could damage regional security, after Houthi rebels overran the capital last week. ...
  • Suicide bomber targets Yemen's Houthi rebels

    News - Middle East
    A suicide car bomber has rammed into a field hospital run by a Shia rebel group in Yemen's capital, killing and wounding scores of people, a Yemeni security official has said. ...
  • #Yemen anti-Houthi rally stifled by rebels

    News - Middle East
    Houthi rebels stifled a planned protest against them in Sanaa as the rebels maintained their grip on the Yemen capital despite signing a disarmament deal. ...
  • Nusra threatens West and Arab nations

    News - Middle East
    The Syrian branch of al-Qaeda has promised retaliation over air strikes in Syria, as the US-led coalition widened its assault on ISIL targets and British jets flew their first combat missions over neighbouring Iraq. ...
  • US-led forces hit #ISIL oil targets in #Syria

    News - Middle East
    Air strikes staged by a US-led coalition against Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) targets have hit four makeshift refineries in Syria that are believed to be held by the armed group which has stoked havoc in the region and worldwide. ...
  • Rouhani: Iran-US hostility not set in stone

    News - Middle East
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said that his country's ties with the United States do not have to be hostile forever and that "one day this will change". ...
  • #Yemen rebels attack security chief's home

    News - Middle East
    Rebels have attacked the home of Yemen's intelligence chief in Sanaa, residents and security sources said, showing the fragility of a power-sharing accord that has failed to stop fighting in the capital. ...
  • #ISIL pushes into Syrian town despite US raids

    News - Middle East
    Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have continued to advance into the Kurdish-dominated town of Ain al-Arab in Syria, despite the US-led air campaign against the self-declared jihadist group. ...
  • Yemen's warring sides pledge to disarm

    News - Middle East
    Yemen's Houthi Shia rebels have signed a final part of a peace deal with the government, days after taking control of much of the capital Sanaa. ...
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