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  Yemeni soldier stops a car at a checkpoint in a street leading to the US embassy in Sanaa, Yemen. The US military evacuated non-essential US government personnel from Yemen yesterday, due to the high threat of attack by al-Qaeda. Photograph: Hani Mohammed

Yemeni security forces have been put on high alert amid warnings of an imminent attack by al-Qaeda in Sana’a, as the US and Britain withdrew embassy(...)

Lebanese Army soldiers remove barricades after months of clashes between Sunni muslims and the small Alawite community in Tripoli. Photograph: Reuters.

Lebanese president Michel Suleiman yesterday urged the Shia Hizbullah movement and Iran to aid the investigation into the death of an anti-Hizbullah (...)

Civilians and forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad celebrate in Qusayr after the forces took control of the town from rebel fighters. Photograph:  Rami Bleibel/Reuters

Syrian troops backed up by tanks and armoured vehicles yesterday recaptured the Quneitra crossing-point on the ceasefire line between Syria and the(...)

In a 22-minute recording posted on Islamist websites today to mark 65 years since Israel’s founding, al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri  said the only way to solve the Palestinian problem was through jihad, or Islamic holy war.
Photograph: Reuters

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urged Syrians to unite to bring down President Bashar al-Assad and thwart what he said were US plans to set up a cli(...)

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