Thursday, April 16, 2015
Yemen's al-Qaida branch announced on Tuesday that its top cleric, a Saudi-national who has had a US$5 million bounty on his head, has been killed, allegedly in a drone attack.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Somalia's al-Qaida-linked Shebab militants on Tuesday blasted their way into the higher education ministry with a car bomb before storming the building, killing 10 people.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is making an in-person appeal to President Barack Obama on Tuesday for more help defeating the Islamic State (IS) militants, hoping recent gains in the fight will encourage more investment from a war-weary United States.
Iran suspended all umrah pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia on Monday amid growing diplomatic tensions between the two countries, state television reported.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Iran suspended all trips by pilgrims to Saudi Arabia on Monday amid growing diplomatic tensions between the two countries, state television reported.
Reconstruction of thousands of homes and businesses destroyed in last summer's Israel-Hamas war in Gaza has barely begun and living conditions in the territory have only worsened six months after donor countries pledged US$3.5 billion for the task, a coalition of international aid groups said Monday.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Gunmen killed two people and wounded a third in an attack at the South Korean embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday which was claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.
Pope Francis uttered the word "genocide" on Sunday to describe the mass murder of Armenians 100 years ago, sparking anger from Turkey which summoned the Vatican's ambassador for an explanation.
A U.N. agency chief said Sunday he was deeply concerned for civilians stuck in a Damascus refugee camp after it was stormed by the extremist Islamic State (IS) group.
In a dusty corner of Qatar's booming capital, a sign outside a modest restaurant popular with migrant laborers reads: "If you are hungry and have no money, eat for free!!!"