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September 3, 2013

11 Muslim Brotherhood members have been sentenced to life in prison for allegedly inciting violence towards anti-Morsi protesters in August. (AFP/File)
16:29 GMT

11 members of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood were given life sentences in prison on Tuesday over charges they incited violence against protesters, as 11 members were given 25 years and 45 other members were given five years.

Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Francois Hollande in the Oval Office at the White House on May 18, 2012 (AFP)
16:25 GMT

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday called on Europe to take a unified stance against the Syrian crisis, adding that France would not act in Syria without the US.

A wave of violence swept across Baghdad and its suburbs on Tuesday, killing 13 people. (Getty)
13:21 GMT

A car bombing and attacks by gunmen in Baghdad and across the capital's suburbs resulted in the deaths of 13 people on Tuesday.

Israeli boys stand with their bicycles as they watch a battery of Iron Dome, a short-range missile defence system, positioned on the outskirts of Tel Aviv on August 30, 2013. (AFP)
11:40 GMT

Israel and the US were 'testing' their defence capabilities in the Mediterrean on Tuesday morning, sparking fears of conflict after Russian radars picked up ballistic activity.

Syrian army soldiers are seen deployed in the Jobar neighbourhood of Damascus on August 24, 2013. (AFP)
10:33 GMT

Some 55 soldiers from the Syrian army have defected from the regime and are now based in the Damascus suburbs, according to Syrian activists.

Waves crash over the bow of the Arleigh-Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Barry, one of those deployed to the Mediterranean in anticipation of a military strike on Syria. (AFP)
10:22 GMT

The Russian Ministry of Defence reported on Tuesday that its radars had detected two ballistic 'objects' being fired into the Mediterranean as the world anticipates a military intervention in Syria.

Dozens of militants have been killed in the Sinai peninsula after the Egyptian army launched an attack on their strongholds. (AFP/File)
08:35 GMT

The Egyptian army launched a series of missile strikes at militant strongholds in the Sinai peninsula on Tuesday, killing dozens.

Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian youth in the West Bank's Qalandiya refugee camp on August 26, 2013. (AFP)
08:01 GMT

Following a meeting on Saturday between the top peace talks negotiators, the Palestinians and Israelis are set to meet in Jerusalem on Tuesday night.

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi clash with security forces, in Cairo, on August 30, 2013. (AFP)
07:45 GMT

The Muslim Brotherhood said on Monday that it and the Freedom and Justice Party had not been invited to join the 50 member secular committee tasked with amending the Egyptian constitution.

A child pulls a suitcase as Syrian refugees arrive in Turkey at the Cilvegozu crossing gate of Reyhanli, in Hatay, on August 31, 2013. (AFP)
07:18 GMT

According to recent UN estimates, more than two million Syrians have fled the violence in their country and become refugees across the region.

September 2, 2013

US President Barack Obama (R) and French President Francois Hollande attend a G8 session on May 19, 2012 in Maryland (AFP/File)
19:35 GMT

Newly released intelligence has caused France to accuse Syrian President Bashar Assad of launching a deliberate and large-scale chemical weapons attack against Syrian civilians on August 21.

An Egyptian protestor shows his four fingers symbolising the Rabaa al-Adawyia mosque sit-in during clashes between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi and security forces, in Cairo. (AFP)
13:56 GMT

The Muslim Brotherhood announced Monday that it is continuing to protest the newly installed interim government and will be hosting a 'million man march' on Tuesday.

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has given $200 million to protect Palestinian cities from Israel. (AFP/File)
13:05 GMT

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has ordered $200 million be spent on helping Palestinian cities protect themselves and their Islamic character from being eroded by Israel.

Israeli residents inspect the damage caused by a rocket fired from Lebanon in to their Kibbutz of Gesher Haziv in northern Israel on August 22, 2013. (AFP)
10:53 GMT

Three Lebanese nationals were arrested on Monday and charged with firing rockets into Israeli territory on August 22.

Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's comments blaming Bashar Assad for the chemical weapons attack in Damascus were "distorted", according to his spokesperson. (AFP/File)
10:35 GMT

The Iranian Labour News Agency dropped remarks made by former Iranian president Rafsanjani claiming the Syrian government were responsible for the recent chemical weapons attack in Damascus.