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August 20, 2013

Egyptian army armoured personnel carriers (APC) are seen stationed in front of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square on August 18, 2013 in Cairo. (AFP)
08:15 GMT

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged for an investigation into the suspicious deaths of 36 Islamist prisoners in a Cairo prison.

Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie was arrested shortly after midnight on Tuesday in northern Cairo (Photo: Egyptian Police Facebook page)
07:43 GMT

Egyptian security sources arrested the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, after he was found hiding in a residential apartment in northern Cairo on Tuesday .

The Hezbollah flag is seen in the suburbs of Beirut. (AFP/File)
07:32 GMT

Unidentifed gunmen opened fire on a Hezbollah security checkpoint in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

A composite of two undated file pictures obtained from the Turkish Ihlas news agency shows Turkish Airlines pilot Murat Akpinar (R) and his co-pilot Murat Agca, kidnapped on August 9, 2013 in Beirut. (IHLAS NEWS AGENCY / IHA / AFP)
07:00 GMT

The Turkish government said Monday that it had received information that the two pilots kidnapped in Beirut earlier this month are still alive and are still in Lebanon.

An Egyptian policeman talks to a soldier manning an armoured personnel carrier outside the Egyptian Constitutional Court in Cairo on Monday (AFP photo)
05:00 GMT

Jordan on Monday reiterated its support for the Egyptian government, telling the army to stand strong in its fight against internal terrorism.

August 19, 2013

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, seen here before the July 3 protest that saw him removed from office. (AFP/File)
16:09 GMT

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to prison for 15 days for inciting violence against protesters, according to the state news agency.

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal. (AFP/File)
16:09 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister said Monday that the Kingdom will help Egypt with its finances if any Western countries cut their aid to the country over the recent violence.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak sits inside a dock at the police academy, on the outskirts of Cairo June 8, 2013. (AFP)
12:03 GMT

Hosni Mubarak's lawyer is expecting the former Egyptian president to be released from jail in the upcoming 48 hours.

A Syrian rebel fires as a regime fighter jet flies overhead in Syria's eastern town of Deir Ezzor, on August 17, 2013. (AFP)
11:03 GMT

The Syrian army has recaptured rebel-helf areas of Latakia, President Bashar Assad's home province, according to Syrian state news reports.

Egyptian policemen stand on vehicles carrying the coffins of their comrades during their funeral in Cairo (AFP/KHALED DESOUKI)
10:58 GMT

On the eve of European Union talks in Brussels, Cairo sent a series of messages reassuring them that there is no going back on democracy in Egypt

Palestinian supporters of the radical Islamist movement Hamas rally in support of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi and against the crackdown on protest camps in Cairo, outside al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem on August 16, 2013. (AFP)
10:43 GMT

The Palestinian Hamas movement has rejected calls to hold a general elections, a Fatah official said Monday.

Egyptian army soldiers take out barbed wire that was surrounding the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo ahead of planned demonstrations on August 18, 2013. (AFP)
10:06 GMT

Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi are set to protest his removal from office in Cairo and Giza on Monday

Egyptian security forces stand guard at the Rafah border with Gaza in the Sinai peninsula. 24 Egyptian policemen were killed in an ambush attack on Monday. (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT

At least 24 Egyptian policemen were killed in an ambush attack on Mondayn the Sinai peninsula, according to Egyptian officials.

 A Palestinian man jumps using a rope over a section of Israel's controversial concrete barrier that separates the West Bank from Jerusalem on August 12, 2013. (AFP)
08:06 GMT

The US has signed an agreement saying that it will pay the Palestinian Authority $148 million to help fund crucial infrastructure and will provide enhanced services to citizens.

An Egyptian army armoured vehicle is seen in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo ahead of planned demonstrations on August 18, 2013. (AFP)
07:37 GMT

36 supporters of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi were killed by tear-gas and 'overcrowding' after attempting to escape from prison in Cairo on Sunday evening.