The Lebanese army arrested an 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' senior operative in Ain al-Hilweh camp, driving his supporters to abandon the group.
Saudi forces arrested 17 individuals linked to the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' who had been planning attacks across the kingdom.
The consultations seek to include all stakeholders and create a space where the issue of violent extremism and its root causes can be addressed.
The recent arrest of 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' operative Imad Yassine uncovered the group's plans for major bombings across Lebanon.
Tribesmen in the peninsula say they back the Egyptian forces in their efforts to rout 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' elements in their areas.
In a speech to the UN General Assembly, Egypt's president called for joint efforts to stem the threat of extremist ideologies and actions.
The two extremist groups are undermining each other as they compete for recruits and territory in Yemen, experts tell Al-Mashareq.
Stiff sentences are being handed down to those convicted of communicating with the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' and other extremist groups.
Egyptian security experts convened in Cairo to discuss how extremist groups use assassinations as a tactic to eliminate moderate opposition.
Yemen's war is making it difficult for the National Committtee on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism to do its work.