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.
A senior Iranian official has said that Tehran will supply the Lebanese army with military equipment to be used in fighting armed groups.
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 the rebels would not withdraw to their mountainous stronghold in the north, but instead work with security authorities in the capital.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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|Liaquat Ali Khan|