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July 8, 2013

Protestor raises specter of deposed Morsi at Cairo rally turned violent, July 7 (Image Mahmoud Khaled / AFP)
09:10 GMT

Egypt's daggers at dawn: Early morning Cairo - the city that doesn't sleep- reports a morning slaughter leaving 34 killed outside Cairo’s army headquarters

Egyptians wave the national flag on a building rooftop on July 7, 2013 as hundreds of thousands flood Egypt's landmark Tahrir square to demontrate against ousted President Mohammed Morsi and in support of the Egyptian Army in Cairo (Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
05:57 GMT

Hundreds of thousands take to the streets to uphold former president Mohamed Morsi's ouster as political figures mull post of prime minister

July 7, 2013

Hezbollah honors its dead fighter, killed in Syria in July, 2013 (Image Ali Dia / AFP)
22:21 GMT

Lebanese parents have asked Hezbollah leaders to stop sending their sons to fight for the regime in Syria, a source told Asharq al-Awsat

Israeli ultra orthodox activists demonstrate In Arab-Israeli City Of Nazareth (Image used for illustrative purposes/ Getty/ By: Uriel Sinai)
21:47 GMT

Israel's cabinet has approved a bill curbing conscription exemptions from the ultra Orthodox student communities

Ziad Bahaa El-Din has been offered the position of PM for Egypt, say Ahram (image courtesy of Amwal Al Ghad)
20:32 GMT

Ziad Bahaa El-Din, founder of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, has been offered the post of Egypt's Prime Minister, over ElBaradei who has reportedly since been offered the job of VP

A combo of image grab taken from a video uploaded to YouTube on July 5, 2013, shows an unidentified group of men taking refuge atop of a building while being surrounded by another group of men (Top-L), hurled of a ledge onto the roof of a building (Top-R, Bottom-L), and then beaten (Bottom-R) (YouTube / AFP)
16:02 GMT

Egyptian security forces have arrested a suspect accused of throwing anti-Morsi protesters off a building in Alexandria

Omar Othman, the father of radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada, stands outside the state security court in Amman on July 7 (AFP)
15:08 GMT

Extremist cleric Abu Qatada pleaded not guilty to terror charges in Jordan having arrived in the Kingdom from the UK

Lebanese army soldiers inspect the site of twin roadside bombs, detonated minutes apart, in the town of Hermel, a few kilometres from Baalbek in the Bekaa valley (AFP)
13:36 GMT

Three people were injured when two roadside bombs exploded in the Bekaa region

A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency shows Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour meeting with opposition National Salvation Front leader Mohamed El Baradei (AFP)
12:06 GMT

Speculation was rife last night in Egypt as early news that Mohamed ElBaradei would be Egypt's interim premier was later refuted with suggestions that Salafists vetoed his appointment

Radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada boarding a privately chartered jet at the RAF Northolt base in west London, early on July 7, 2013, as he gets deported to Jordan.(AFP / MOD Crown Copyright)
11:28 GMT

Jordanian-Palestinian extremist cleric Abu Qatada has arrived in Jordan after he was deported by the UK government

An Egyptian supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood walks holding a poster featuring deposed president Mohamed Morsi during a rally to support him on July 6 (Mahmud Hams / AFP)
09:44 GMT

Four senior members of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood were detained on charges of inciting the killing of anti-Morsi protesters on Saturday

Protesters take cover from a water cannon during clashes with police on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul on July 6 (AFP)
09:35 GMT

Turkish police prevented protesters from entering Taksim Square on Saturday using water cannon and tear gas

Kuwaiti candidate Haya al-Mutairi registers in the last day for the upcoming parliamentary election in Kuwait City on July 6 (AFP)
08:49 GMT

Eight women registered for Kuwaiti parliamentary elections due to take place on July 27

A Bahraini demonstrator hurls a rock towards riot police during clashes following the funeral of Hussein Abdullah, in the village of Saar, west of Manama, on June 26 (AFP)
08:37 GMT

A Bahraini policeman was killed in a bomb attack whilst on duty at the Sitra police station, six kilometres south of the capital Manama late on Saturday

A picture taken on July 6, shows Egyptian policemen inspecting the car of a Coptic Christian priest killed in al-Arish north of the Sinai peninsula (AFP)
08:22 GMT

Explosion hit the gas pipeline in Egypt's Sinai peninsula following an escalation in attacks on security checkpoints in Egypt's eastern region