American, South African hostages die in U.S. rescue bid in Yemen

U.S. special forces stormed a walled compound in a remote Yemeni village early on Saturday in an attempt to free Western hostages held by an al Qaeda unit, but an American journalist and a South African teacher were killed by their captors, officials said. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and a Yemeni intelligence official […]

Yemen’s President Hadi sacked from party leadership

Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was ousted as leader of his own political party, the group said on Saturday, weakening his authority at a time of turmoil in the impoverished Arab nation. The General People’s Congress (GPC) has accused Hadi of backing U.N. sanctions against its influential former chief, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who ruled Yemen […]

2 Malaysian ‘terrorist suspects’ arrested in Lebanon

Two Malaysian terrorist suspects with alleged links to the al-Qaeda network were arrested in Lebanon, an official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Sunday. The official, who asked not to be named because he is not authorised to speak on the matter, said the families of the suspects were informed

Hezbollah chief issues a fatwa against anti-Islam film makers

The leader of Lebanon’s militant Islamist political party Hezbollah has issued a proclamation calling for the death of the producers and actors of the highly controversial film, Innocence of Muslims, which has sparked outrage, protests and violent attacks throughout the Islamic world.

Libyan president “determined” to catch attackers

Libya’s president expressed confidence Friday that authorities would capture “sooner or later” the people behind this week’s attack that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. In an interview with CBS News correspondent Charlie D’Agata, Libyan President Mohamed Yousef El-Magariaf said “everyone is determined” to catch the heavily armed militants

One killed in Lebanon protest over anti-Islam film

One demonstrator was killed and two others were wounded in clashes with security forces in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday in protests over a film insulting the Muslim Prophet Mohammad and against the pope’s visit to Lebanon.