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July 27, 2013

LIBYA, Tripoli : Libyan protesters stand amidst scattered documents after ransacking the offices of Muslim Brotherhood-backed Party of Justice and Construction, in the Libyan capital Tripoli on July 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD TURKIA
13:39 GMT

Protesters attack the offices of the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya, as demonstrators take to streets to denounce recent political assassinations.

A slain Muslim Brotherhood protester is carried away in Cairo on July 27. AFP / FAYEZ NURELDINE
13:04 GMT

Britain's Guardian newspaper says more than 130 people have been slain in Egypt.

KUWAIT, KUWAIT CITY : Kuwaiti men display their identity cards as they wait to cast their votes at a polling station in Kuwait City on July 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/YASSER AL-ZAYYAT
12:30 GMT

Kuwaitis headed to the polls Saturday for the country's parliamentary elections.

TUNISIA, Tunis : Tunisian soldiers load the coffin of assassinated opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi as his funeral procession takes place under military escort on July 27, 2013 in Tunis. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID
12:29 GMT

Crowds gather for funeral procession of assassinated opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi, calling for Tunisia's Islamist-led government to be overthrown.

A Egyptian man waves national flags as an army helicopter flies over supporters of Egyptian Armed Forces General Ahmed Fattah al-Sisi rallying at Tahrir Square in Cairo (AFP/KHALED DESOUKI)
08:42 GMT

The move to continue protesting defies the Egyptian army’s deadline which gives the Muslim Brotherhood until Saturday afternoon to sign up to the country’s military-backed process.

A handout image allegedly shows the Khaled bin Walid mosque, whose mausoleum has been partially destroyed in the al-Khalidiyah neighborhood of the central Syrian city of Homs. (AFP/HO/SHAAM NEWS NETWORK)
08:17 GMT

The agreement comes after two U.N. envoys visited Damascus on Tuesday and Wednesday, holding talks with Syria’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister

(Center for Disease Control and Prevention, United States Department of Health and Human Services)
07:01 GMT

“MERS coronavirus appears to be more deadly, with 60 percent of patients with co-existing chronic illnesses dying, compared with the one-percent toll of SARS,” said Ziad Memish, Saudi deputy minister for public health.

Syrian refugees, a widow and her two children, eat a meal in their tent at a refugee camp in Lenanon (AFP/JOSEPH EID)
06:47 GMT

“We will not accept the loans proposal and increase the burden of the public debt on citizens,” Abou Faour said.

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood pray on posters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi (AFP/FAYEZ NURELDINE)
02:26 GMT

Egyptian authorities will bring “to an end soon and in a legal manner” sit-in protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammad Mursi

July 26, 2013

EGYPT, Cairo : A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi stands on top of a make-shift barricade as they demonstrate near Cairo university on July 26, 2013. (AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE)
18:26 GMT

Tens of thousanda of demonstrators have gathered in Cairo both in support of and against the decision to oust former President Morsi.

EGYPT, Alexandria : Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi clash with opponents to ousted president Morsi in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria on July 26, 2013. AFP PHOTO/STR
17:42 GMT

2 people killed and 19 others wounded in Egyptian demonstrations.

TUNISIA, Tunis : A Tunisian protestor clashes with police in front of the interior ministry headquarters in Tunis following the assassination of leading opposition figure Mohamed Brahmi late on July 25, 2013.
15:05 GMT

Several thousand supporters of Ennahda government demonstrate in streets.

Israeli security forces clash with Palestinian protestors outside the Damascus gate in Jerusalem on July 15, 2013 during a demonstration against the Israeli government's plans to relocate Bedouins in the Negev desert.  (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
14:24 GMT

UN Human rights chief Navi Pillay "alarmed" at Israeli plans to move up to 40,000 Bedouin from the Negev region.

TUNISIA, Tunis : A combination of pictures made on July 26, 2013 shows a portrait of late Tunisian lawyer Chokri Belaid on November 20, 2012 (L) and a portrait of late Tunisian opposition figure Mohamed Brahmi on October 23, 2012.  AFP PHOTO / KHALIL / FETHI BELAID
14:15 GMT

Tunisia's Interior Minister said Friday that Opposition Leader Mohamed al-Brahimi was killed with the same gun as politician Chokri Belaid six months ago.

For Illustrative Purposes. Hamas Graffiti. (Photo: Soman)
14:02 GMT

Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip have shut down the local offices of Al Arabiya TV and Maan Palestinian News agency.