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August 18, 2013

Mourners carry the body of Hassan Ramadan, who was killed in a blast in Beirut earlier in the week, during a funeral in the southern Lebanese village of Jwaya (AFP/MAHMOUD ZAYYAT)
07:15 GMT

Lebanon’s health ministry said that the death toll from a car blast that hit a Beirut suburb on Thursday rose to 27

Egyptian riot policemen get in the community services hall of Cairo's Al-Fath mosque where Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi held up (AFP/MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)
06:42 GMT

Egypt’s prime minister has proposed disbanding the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, the government said on Saturday

August 17, 2013

EGYPT, MINYA : A picture taken on August 14, 2013, shows the facade of the Prince Tadros Coptic church after being torched by unknown assailants in the central Egyptian city of Minya. AFP PHOTO/STR
12:03 GMT

Egypt's Orthodox Coptic Church announced Friday its support for the military in its fight against supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

For Illustrative Purposes. AFP PHOTO / Jose Manuel Rondon
11:40 GMT

A bomb explosion on the Iraqi-Turkish pipeline has halted the flow of crude oil to the Mediterranean port of Ceyhan in Turkey.

SAUDI ARABIA, Riyadh : Saudi royal honor guards smile as they attend the ceremony of the Eid al-Fitr prayer at Turki bin Abdullah grand mosque in Riyadh, on August 8, 2013. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE
10:33 GMT

Numerous Arab states have come out in support of the Egyptian military's crackdown on supporters of ousted President Morsi.

EGYPT, Cairo : Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi throw stones as they clash with security officers in Cairo's Ramses Square, on August 16, 2013. AFP PHOTO / VIRGNIE NGUYEN HOANG
10:32 GMT

Egyptian police announced Saturday it had made 1004 arrests of alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood over the past 24 hours.

LEBANON, Beirut : Lebanese civilians and emergency personnel gather at the site of a car bomb between the Bir el-Abed and Roueiss neighbourhoods, in the southern suburb of Beirut on August 15, 2013. AFP PHOTO/EZZAT ATTAR
07:54 GMT

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah has accused Jihadist groups fighting in Syria for recent attacks against Hezbollah strongholds in Lebanon.

August 16, 2013

An Egyptian youth mourns over bodies laid out in Tawhid Mosque, close to Ramses Square, in Cairo (AFP/KHALED KAMEL)
23:40 GMT

More than 60 people were killed across Egypt on Friday in clashes between pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters and security forces, according to tolls from witnesses, security sources and the health ministry.

Egyptian police forces remove a crate filled with copies of the Koran and religious books after moving in to disperse supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi (AFP/MOHAMMED ABDEL MONEIM)
14:34 GMT

At least 15 Egyptian policemen were killed during clashes with protesters supporting deposed President Mohammed Morsi, while at least eight protesters were killed on Friday in the Egyptian Mediterranean town of Damietta

A boy and his mother are seen at the site of a car bomb between the Bir el-Abed and Roueiss neighborhoods, in the southern suburb of Beirut (AFP/STR)
08:30 GMT

The death toll in the blast that rocked Beirut's southern suburb of Dahieh on Thursday rose to 24

Residents walk through debris and rubble inside the burnt-down mosque of Rabaa al-Adawiya (AFP/KHALED DESOUKI)
08:19 GMT

Alliance to Support Legitimacy called for a nationwide rally in a "millions' march of anger" on Friday after noon prayers to protest the security forces' violence against protesters and show their defiance to the "military coup".

August 15, 2013

A screengrab taken from a video released on You Tube on August 15, 2013 allegedly shows three armed and masked members of a previously unknown Syrian rebel group that claimed responsibility for the blast in the Lebanese capital Beirut. (AFP/YouTube)
18:21 GMT

Sunni militant group 'the Brigades of Aisha' have claimed responsibility for a car bomb in southern Beirut that targeted Hezbollah members.

Lebanese people gather at the site of a car bomb between the Bir el-Abed and Roueiss neighbourhoods, in the southern suburb of Beirut on August 15, 2013. A powerful car bomb killed at least three people and wounded several others in a Beirut stronghold of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah, national news agency NNA reported. (AFP)
17:58 GMT

A car bomb targeted a Hezbollah stronghold of Beirut on Thursday evening, killing 20 people and wounding over 100 more.

An Egyptian man walks between lines of bodies wrapped in shrouds at a makeshift morgue in Cairo on August 15, 2013, following a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of Mohamed Morsi. (AFP)
16:06 GMT

Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police members mourned those killed in Wednesday's crackdown on pro-Morsi camps across Cairo on Thursday afternoon.

A picture of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi is seen hanging admist debris at Rabaa al-Adawiya square in Cairo on August 15, 2013, following a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of the ousted Islamist leader the previous day. (AFP)
15:26 GMT

The French, German and British governments on Thursday summoned the Egyptian ambassadors serving in their countries over Wednesday's crackdown pro-Morsi supporters.