Clashes in southern Algeria leave one dead

A man who was injured in clashes in southern Algeria, site of off-and-on confrontations between Berber and Arab communities, has died of his wounds, the country`s national news agency said on Saturday.

Arab forces strike Houthi-held Yemen military port: Local official

Arab warplanes and ships bombed Yemen`s largest military port in the Red Sea city of Hodaida on Wednesday, a local official said, heavily damaging the facility and partly destroying two warships.

Tunisia says 172 nationals held by Libya militia

Tunisia said Monday that it was negotiating for the release of 172 nationals being held by a Libyan militia as bargaining chips for one of its commanders detained in Tunis.

Eyeing Arab ties, Israel to observe nuclear pact meeting

Israel will take part as an observer in a major nuclear non-proliferation conference that opens at the United Nations on Monday, ending a 20-year absence in hope of fostering dialogue with Arab states, a senior Israeli official said.

UN chief nominates new special envoy to Yemen amid chaos

The UN chief has nominated a new special envoy to Yemen, who will be tasked with guiding talks meant to end the violent chaos in the Arab world's poorest country, the Security Council president said on Thursday.

Arab youth lose faith in democracy: Survey

 Arab youth have lost faith in democracy and the initial optimism originating from a chain of uprisings in the region about positive change has mutated into fear of violent Islamist extremism, according to a survey.

Gunmen kill seven soldiers in Egypt's Sinai: Security sources

 Gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked several military checkpoints in Egypt`s Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, killing seven soldiers, security sources said, defying one of the toughest security crackdowns in the country`s history.

UN rights chief warns Yemen on verge of `total collapse`

The UN rights chief expressed alarm Tuesday at the situation in Yemen as Arab warplanes pounded the country for a sixth day, warning it appeared about to collapse.

Arab leaders agree joint military force: Egypt`s Sisi

Arab leaders have agreed to form a joint military force, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced Sunday on the second and final day of a summit.

Israel imprisons Arab citizen for joining Syria fight

An Israeli court on Monday sentenced an Arab citizen to 11 months in prison for travelling to fight alongside Syrian rebels in the Jewish state`s war-torn neighbour.

Fleeing war, Syrian refugees seek new life in Brazil

"Good day, my name is Mouaz." The Portuguese is rudimentary, but the effort is sincere.

Saudi king vows to defend Muslim, Arab causes

In his first major policy speech since assuming the throne in January, Saudi King Salman has vowed that the kingdom will defend Arab and Muslim causes.

Egyptian President Sissi calls for pan-Arab army to protect nations from threats

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi has said that Arabs should work together to form a pan-Arab army to protect the Arab nations from the threats that target them.

Jewish MP on Arab Israeli slate rejects `traitor` label

As a Jewish Israeli Communist running for election under an Arab banner, Dov Khenin is often the butt of jokes. But for some, he is nothing less than a traitor.

Cash-rich Arab sympathisers funding IS militants: Report

The dreaded Sunni jihadi group Islamic State has been receiving significant financial backing from oil-rich Arab sympathisers outside Iraq and Syria where it controls large swaths, a media report said on Sunday.

Gulf states demand forceful UN action on Yemen

Gulf Arab states called on the United Nations Saturday to take forceful action over Yemen, where a Shiite militia has seized power amid concerns that the country is collapsing.

Arab intervention can sway battle against IS: British daily

The barbaric killing of Jordanian pilot Moaz Kasasbeh by the Islamic State (IS) militants may persuade the Arab states to plunge into the battle against the Sunni radical group, which would change the nature of the fight, British daily The Independent said Friday.

Cars vandalised in east Jerusalem

 Vandals slashed the tyres of 11 cars in a Palestinian neighbourhood of east Jerusalem early on Wednesday, a police spokeswoman said, in an apparent Jewish nationalist attack.

Israel police detain 8 anti-Arab extremists

 Israel police rounded up eight Jewish extremists from a racist anti-Arab organisation overnight, a spokeswoman said early Sunday, in the second such swoop targeting the group within a week. 

Anti-Arab activists admit to Jerusalem school attack

Israeli security agency Shin Bet has said that the three Jewish suspects arrested for setting fire to a Hebrew-Arabic bilingual school in Jerusalem are members of an extremist anti-assimilation group known as Lehava.