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A police trooper checks a van at the entrance of Sana’a International Airport yesterday. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

For the second day in a row, residents of the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, awoke to the sound of a perpetual buzzing. The threat of a terrorist attack may (...)

A police officer checks documents of a traveller outside the departure lounge Sanaa International Airport today. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Yemeni security forces have foiled a plot by al-Qaeda to take over oil and gas export facilities and a provincial capital in the eastern part of the c(...)

An army trooper looks on, while manning a checkpoint in Sanaa  Yemen. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

The United States and Britain have withdrawn staff from Yemen today due to security concerns. The US has told its citizens in Yemen today to leave the(...)

A flag flutters outside the US embassy in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Nir Elias /Reuters

The Obama administration’s decision last week to close nearly two dozen diplomatic missions and issue a worldwide travel alert came after the United S(...)

 President Barack Obama boards Marine One to fly to Camp David yesterday at Andrews AirForce Base. Photograph: Getty

President Barack Obama’s top national security advisers met at the White House last night to discuss the potential threat of terrorist attacks that ca(...)

US embassies that would normally be open this Sunday will be closed that day because of unspecified security concerns, the US State Department said.

US embassies that would normally be open this Sunday - including those in Abu Dhabi, Baghdad and Cairo - will be closed that day because of unspecifie(...)

Protesters demonstrate early this  miorning against the killing of lawyer and prominent Libyan political activist Abdelsalam al-Mosmary on the streets of Benghazi. Photograph: Esam Al-Fetori/Reuters

Protesters attacked offices of Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood and the headquarters of a liberal coalition today after demonstrations sparked by assassina(...)

Oil prices fell today on worries over a looming Chinese economic slowdown and decades-high oil output in the United States but stayed just above $107 (...)

A Saudi second-in-command of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was killed in a US drone attack in Yemen, AQAP said today. Said al-Shehri was de(...)

Riot police walk to take position at a protest in Cairo. A Transparency International survey in Egypt  found that 78 per cent of respondents believed the police were corrupt or extremely corrupt. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters.

Corruption has worsened in most Arab countries since their 2011 revolutions, even though anger with corrupt officials was a major reason for the upris(...)

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