Nine killed, 30 wounded in new clashes in Libya's Benghazi: Medic

Heavy clashes broke out on Tuesday between a former Libyan general`s forces and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least nine people, medics said.

Both sides guilty of atrocities in Iraq fight: UN debate

Both Islamist fighters and Iraqi government forces have killed civilians and committed atrocities in three months of fighting, senior UN officials said in an emergency debate on the conflict on Monday.

Syrian army takes town near Damascus in blow to rebels

Syrian government forces backed by Lebanon`s Hezbollah took control of a town just outside Damascus from Islamist fighters on Thursday, a blow to the rebels who had held it for more than a year.

Saudi lists `terror` groups, orders Islamist fighters home

Saudi Arabia listed the Muslim Brotherhood and two Syrian jihadist groups as terrorist organisations Friday, and ordered citizens fighting abroad to return home within 15 days or face imprisonment.

Islamist fighters seize central Somali town

Al Qaeda allied Islamist gunmen
seized the key town of Dhusamareb in central Somalia Tuesday.

Yemen `kills` Islamist fighters, Islamists deny

Yemeni troops killed four Islamist fighters in a southern town they seized from government control, a local official said.