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One child killed and another wounded after suspected foreign jihadist detonates explosives belt in Tunisia.

A jihadist was sentenced to death for the 2014 kidnapping and beheading of French mountaineer Herve Gourdel in Algeria.

Trial opens in Algeria jihadist beheading of French mountaineer

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trial opens in Algeria jihadist beheading of French mountaineer

The trial of the men accused of killing mountain guide instructor Herve Gourdel begins today in Algiers.

Algeria trial over French mountaineer's murder postponed

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria trial over French mountaineer's murder postponed

An Algerian court postponed a trial over the 2014 murder of a French mountaineer by jihadists.

Algeria's constitution amended to allow intervention in Libya

The New Arab Staff

Algeria's constitution amended to allow intervention in Libya

Algeria's constitution has long retained that the country must protect its border from foreign attacks but cannot intervene in foreign wars.

The New Arab & agencies

Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

Investigators at the CIJA have launched an investigation into IS treatment of Yazidi women in Iraq.

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia says Al-Qaeda leader killed in anti-terror raid

An Al-Qaeda leader was killed and another wounded during an anti-terror raid in Tunisia on Sunday, according to the country's defence ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Shia militias look into air defences

Powerful Iran-linked Shia militants have been repeatedly targeted in airstrikes conducted around the country.

The New Arab

Iraq confirms Israel behind 'some' Shia militia base attacks

An Iraqi parliamentarian and leading member of the paramilitary force said Iraq found Israel is "certainly" behind several attacks on Hashed ...

Iraqi Shia militia demands US troops withdraw

The New Arab

Iraqi Shia militia demands US troops withdraw

An Iraqi militia has threatened to attack US targets in Iraq.

The New Arab

Tunisian security forces kill IS militants planning Ramadan attacks

Tunisian security forces say they have killed three suspected members of an IS-affiliated group in Sidi Ali Ben Oun in the centre of the ...

Tunisia forces kill three militants suspected of shepherd murders

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia forces kill three militants suspected of shepherd murders

Three members of IS-affiliated Jund al-Khilafa, thought to be involved in gruesome murders of shepherds in rural Kasserine, ...

Syria Weekly: Is a new offensive on Idlib looming?

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Is a new offensive on Idlib looming?

A Russian-backed offensive on Idlib province is reportedly being planned, with Turkey desperately flexing its muscles to ward off an attack on ...

Tunisia convicts dozens of jihadists over teen beheading

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia convicts dozens of jihadists over teen beheading

Mabrouk Soltani, 17, was beheaded as his sheep grazed on Mount Mghilla in central west Tunisia.

Two militants blow themselves up in Tunisia security raid

The New Arab & agencies

Two militants blow themselves up in Tunisia security raid

Two alleged militants blew themselves up on Thursday during an early morning raid by Tunisian security forces on a house in the central region ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia pays tribute to security forces killed in attack

Tunisia paid tribute to six members of its security forces killed in a militant attack as the country hoped for a surge in tourism.

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisian man 'blows himself up' in police chase

A Tunisian man blew himself up during a pursuit near the Tunisia-Libya border that followed a gunfight with police.

The New Arab

Syrian regime allows cornered IS to escape to Idlib

Syrian regime troops have allowed a small enclave or Islamic State group fighters to escape to begin an offensive on rebels in Idlib province.

Paul McLoughlin

Suspension of UK aid set to benefit Syrian extremists

The Free Syrian Police programme's administrators say the UK government's decision to suspend funding over a contentious BBC documentary will ...

'IS-affiliated' suicide bomber kills three police officers in Algeria

Robert Cusack

'IS-affiliated' suicide bomber kills three police officers in Algeria

The attacker tried to get inside the police station, but was forced to explode his device outside after the officers kept him out.

The New Arab & agencies

7 White Helmets members shot dead in northwestern Syria

Gunmen early on Saturday stormed an office of a Syrian paramedic group that is active in opposition-controlled areas, killing seven of its ...

Opposing Assad doesn't make you an <em>al</em>-Qaeda supporter

Loubna Mrie

Opposing Assad doesn't make you an al-Qaeda supporter

Comment: Western media tends to portray fighting in Syria as between Assadists and jihadists, but the revolutionaries resisting both sides must ...

Brother of IS beheaded Tunisian shepherd killed

The New Arab & agencies

Brother of IS beheaded Tunisian shepherd killed

The brother of a 16-year-old shepherd killed by the Islamic State group was found dead on Friday, after a "terrorist group" announced his ...

Syria's revolution was nothing to do with sectarianism

Sam Hamad

Syria's revolution was nothing to do with sectarianism

Comment: The Syrian revolution was about Syrians uniting, regardless of confession, but Assad and Iran are deliberately cultivating sectarianism ...

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