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August 15, 2013

A man looks at bodies laid out in a make shift morgue after Egyptian security forces stormed two huge protest camps at the Rabaa al-Adawiya and Al-Nahda squares where supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi were camped (AFP/MOSAAB EL-SHAMY)
07:08 GMT

Egypt's Heath Ministry said at least 30 were killed in Menoufia, 15 in Ismailia and more than 10 in Alexandria. It said more than 1,400 people were injured countrywide.

August 14, 2013

An injured Egyptian youth is seen at a makeshift hospital during clashes between supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi and police in Cairo on Wednesday. (AFP)
18:14 GMT

The Egyptian interim cabinet on Wednesday announced that 12 governorates across the country would have a curfew imposed upon them, effective immediately.

 ElBaradei, seen here in 2012, announced his resignation on August 14, 2013 in a letter to the interim president on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
17:24 GMT

Mohamed ElBaradei, the interim vice president of Egypt, resigned on Wednesday over the government's violent crackdown of pro-Morsi supporters.

Iraqis talk on the site where a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle on August 11, 2013 in the northern city of Tuz Khurmatu. Car bombs ripped through Baghdad cafes and markets while blasts and shootings struck elsewhere on August 10, killing 61 people as Iraq marked the end of its deadliest Ramadan holy month in years. (AFP)
17:07 GMT

Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki said in a speech on Wednesday that he will ensure that the militants suspected of being involved in the wave of bombings that killed more than 60 Iraqi civilians over Eid Al Fitr weekend are brought to justice.

Palestinian men prepare to jump using a rope over a section of Israel's controversial concrete barrier that separates the West Bank from Jerusalem on August 12, 2013, in Beit Hanina, in Israeli annexed east Jerusalem. (AFP)
16:17 GMT

As peace talks resume between the Palestinians and the Israelis, the Israeli Ministry of Health has refused the polio vaccination to 4,000 Palestinian children living in occupied East Jerusalem.

U.N. Human rights Chief Navi Pillay (Wikimedia Commons/United States Mission Geneva)
15:53 GMT

U.N. Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay on Wednesday urged Hamas to halt post-Eid public executions.

For Illustrative Purposes (AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSE)
15:27 GMT

The international community has condemned Wednesday's violence in Egypt, with Turkey urging an end to what it called the day's "massacre".

EGYPT, Cairo : Reporters run for cover during clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, and police in Cairo on August 14, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MOSAAB EL-SHAMY
15:22 GMT

The Egyptian government on Wednesday declared a month-long state of emergency, following deadly clashes around the country.

A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi fires fireworks towards police during clashes in Cairo on Wednesday. (AFP)
14:46 GMT

Asmaa Al Beltagui, the 17 year-old daughter of wanted Muslim Brotherhood official Mohammed Al Beltagui, was shot by Egyptian police in Cairo on Wednesday during a major police crackdown on pro-Morsi camps across the capital.

Syrian President Bashar Assad. (Getty/AFP/File)
13:26 GMT

President Bashar Assad's office denied Wednesday media reports that the Syrian leader's Damascus residence was the recent target of an attack.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas delivers a speech to released Palestinian prisoners, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, August 14, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI
13:17 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday he would "not rest" until all Palestinians in Israeli jails-around 4,500- are released.

EGYPT, Cairo : An Egyptian woman tries to stop a military bulldozer from going forward during clashes that broke out as Egyptian security forces moved in to disperse supporters of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi in a huge protest camp near Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in eastern Cairo on August 14, 2013. AFP PHOTO /MOHAMMED ABDEL MONEIM
12:47 GMT

From Alexandria to Cairo, from the latest death toll figures to the latest arrests amongst the Muslim Brotherhood, a round-up of news on the tumultuous streets of Egypt today.

An Egyptian woman tries to stop a military bulldozer from going forward during clashes that broke out as Egyptian security forces moved in to disperse supporters of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi (AFP/MOHAMMED ABDEL MONEIM)
12:16 GMT

The arrests happened after security forces began clearing two camps of Cairo protesters who were demanding the reinstatement of deposed President Mohammed Morsi.

An off-duty Israeli soldier looks across the Israeli-Lebanon border (Shutterstock/Northfoto)
10:33 GMT

Caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour filed last week a complaint through Lebanon's mission to the United Nations against Israel's violation of the Blue Line

(AFP file photo)
09:31 GMT

Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that the ground battle with Israelis is easier than the disputes among the foes locally