Yemen at ‘edge of civil war,’ warns UN envoy

Jamal Benomar says recent events may turn the country into a “protracted” conflict zone in vein of a 'Libya-Syria combined scenario' U.N. Special Adviser on...

Libya’s Tobruk govt says negotiating arms deals

The Prime Minister of Libya's Tobruk-based government, Abdullah al-Thinni, said Sunday that he started negotiating arms deals with foreign arms suppliers. "I have held talks...

Libya rivals might name PM in Morocco talks

Libya's political rivals are expected to name the prime minister of an aspired unity government during their ongoing talks in Morocco, a representative of...

Yemen’s Houthi leader calls Hadi ‘yes-man’

The leader of Yemen's Shiite Houthi group, Abdel-Malak al-Houthi, on Sunday lashed out at President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, describing him as the "yes-man"...

Saudi monarch receives phone call from Iraqi PM

Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Sunday received a phone call from Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, local Saudi media has reported. The discussion...

Gaza union urges Egypt to release detained fishermen

The workers' union in the Gaza Strip called on Sunday on Egyptian authorities to release nine fishermen allegedly detained two days ago by Egyptian...

51 Knesset members nominate Netanyahu for Israel PM

The leader of the right-wing Likud Party Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday was given approval by 51 members of Israel's new Knesset to form the...

At closure, Nigeria voter card collection hits 82%‏

Nigerians will elect new president and parliament on March 28 Nigeria's independent election commission concluded on Sunday the distribution of voter cards ahead of the...

Warplanes strike Islamist-held airbase in C. Libya

Libyan army forces loyal to the Tobruk-based parliament on Sunday carried out airstrikes on Al-Jufra airbase located in the central province that bears the...

$250mn shortfall to affect S. Sudan aid operation: WFP

The WFP aims to assist 3 million people in South Sudan this year The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) warned on Sunday that a...

Gazans seek cosmetic surgeries for Israel fire scars

Hanadi had to live for four years with a deep shrapnel-wound scar on her foot due to her inability to leave the blockaded Gaza...

No problem with 5-year truce with Israel: Hamas

Hamas does not mind hammering out a five-year truce with Israel, a senior leader of the Palestinian faction has said. Deputy Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh...

UNRWA calls for lifting Gaza blockade

During the inauguration of a school in the eastern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis, Krahenbuhl said that the blockade on the Gaza Strip...

Morocco says arrested Daesh-linked cell

Policemen arrested the members of a "terrorist cell" that had pledged allegiance to Daesh and planned to carry out assassinations to destabilize the country,...

Chinese vice president visits Iraq

Vice President Li Yuanchao visits Baghdad and meets with Iraqi authorities. China's Vice President Li Yuanchao paid an official visit on Sunday to Baghdad and met with Iraqi...