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Libya's Tripoli-based government, which leads one of two warring factions, has ordered its forces to withdraw from bases near major oil ports to fight Islamic State militants in the central city of Sirte, a Tripoli lawmaker said on Saturday. The...
Arab ground forces may be needed in the next phase of a Saudi-led operation against Iranian-allied Houthi fighters in Yemen, Yemeni Foreign Minister Riyadh Yaseen said on Saturday. Asked at an Arab League summit in Egypt whether ground troops would...
A Saudi-led military operation has targeted a base where Iranian-backed Houthi fighters had set up long-range missiles and pointed them towards the southern city of Aden and neighouring countries, a Yemeni official said on Saturday. The official...
Islamist Boko Haram insurgents launched two deadly attacks on voters in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, police and a security source said, killing six people in an election in which insecurity is a major issue. One attack was in Ngalda, Yobe state,...
A hotel siege by Al-Shabab militants in the Somali capital has ended and the final death toll from the attack stands at 14, a senior government official said on Saturday.   Al-Shabab fighters blasted and shot their way into the popular Hotel...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told an Arab League summit on Saturday that Cairo backed calls for a unified Arab force to confront regional security threats.   Sisi also said Egypt's participation in a military campaign against Shi...
Saudi King Salman said on Saturday the country's military campaign in Yemen against Houthi fighters would continue until its targets are achieved.   Yemen's Houthi rebels made broad gains in the country's south and east on Friday...
Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi called on the army on Saturday to protect state institutions and carry out the orders of the "legitimate leadership" as an Arab military campaign against his Houthi militia enemies continued....
Yemen's Houthi rebels made broad gains in the country's south and east on Friday despite a second day of Saudi-led air strikes meant to check the Iranian-backed militia's efforts to overthrow President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.   Shi...
Saudi-led air forces attacked a convoy of Houthi armored vehicles, tanks and military trucks traveling on the coastal road from the Arabian Sea town of Shaqra towards Aden in southern Yemen, residents said. The Iranian-backed Shia Muslim Houthi...