December 27, 2013
The United States sent Iraq dozens of missiles and surveillance drones to help it combat a recent surge in al-Qaeda-backed violence, officials and media reports said on Thursday.
Police launch teargas at students protesting killing of a 1st year Azhar student during earlier clashes with local residents in Cairo; Brotherhood clashes with police in several cities; 2 deaths reported
Lebanese security forces inspect the scene of a huge car bomb explosion that rocked central Beirut on December 27, 2013, killing Mohamed Chatah. [AFP]
Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed concern on Thursday over Egypt’s intensified crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood declaring it a terrorist group.
In fresh round of violence, Palestinians launch two rockets, prompting Israeli military to strike Hamas training camps.
Explosions shook the Lebanese capital Friday after a car bomb exploded in central Beirut, killing five and wounding 50. Former Lebanese adviser to the former PM Saad Hariri, Mohammad Shattah was killed in the explosion,
Egypt’s Defense Minister General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed on Thursday to fight terrorism and stabilize the deeply divided country after explosions left five dead Thursday.
December 26, 2013
Prosecutor in charge of investigation into corruption scandal claims his efforts are being blocked.
After an official visit to Baghdad, Jordan's Prime Minster Abdullah Ensour and Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki express their commitment to refocus on bilateral relations.
After jailed blogger, Raif Badawi, was sentenced to 600 lashes, a Saudi judge has recommended that he be charged for apostasy which carried the death penalty if convicted.
Two missiles launched by US drones kill four in Pakistan.
Just one day after being declared a "terrorist group", Egyptian government officials have arrested 16 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood on terrorist charges.
A spokesperson from the office of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has officially denied recent reports in Israeli media that suggest Abbas has been conducting secret talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for several years.
Egypt's prominent youth activists Ahmed Maher, Mohamed Adel and Ahmed Douma, who were jailed by authorities last week, launched a hunger strike this week to protest their treatment in a south Cairo prison.
Turkey's opposition spoke out Thursday against "scandal-hit" Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, accusing him of trying to rule the country via a "secretive 'deep state,' or a "shadowy power structure unhindered by democratic checks and balances."