10 Mar 2015
United Nations: Libya's request for UN approval to buy fighter jets, tanks and other weaponry to fight Islamic State militants has been put on hold at the request of seven Security Council members led by Spain, diplomats have said.
21 Apr 2015
Tunis: Nearly 3,000 Tunisians have joined the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, Tunisia's Deputy Minister of National Security, Rafik Chelli, said here on Monday.
03 Apr 2015
Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif left for a day-long official visit to Turkey to hold discussions with the country's top leadership on the Yemen crisis.
27 Feb 2015
Cairo: More than 25,000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the Islamic State group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the foreign ministry said on Friday.
27 Apr 2015
Singapore: Brent crude prices held near a 4-1/2 month high above USD 65 a barrel on Monday, supported by concerns over fighting in Yemen disrupting Middle East supplies and signs that U.S. shale output may have started to decline.
31 Mar 2015
Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif decided to play a more proactive role to defuse tension in war-torn Yemen by consulting other countries for the peaceful solution of the crisis in the Gulf country.
27 Jan 2015
TRIPOLI: Atleast eight people, including five foreigners, were killed when gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday, a local security official said.
16 Feb 2015
Vatican City: Pope Francis expressed deep sadness for the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, departing from the script of an address on Monday to emphasise the unity of all Christians regardless of the denomination they follow.
16 Feb 2015
CAIRO: Egypt air force bombed Islamic State targets inside Libya on Monday, a day after the group released a video appearing to show the beheading of 21 Egyptians there.
09 Apr 2015
Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the Yemen crisis should be resolved through dialogue as Iran's top diplomat shared proposals to help implement a ceasefire in the war-torn country, as Pakistan struggled to decide whether to join a Saudi-led military coalition.