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June 26, 2013

Egyptian Islamist groups led by the ruling Muslim Brotherhood take part in a demonstration to mark the upcoming one year anniversary since President Mohamed Morsi (portrait) was elected, on June 21 in Cairo. (AFP)
07:39 GMT

A report has revealed that Egyptian dissatisfaction with the government has been at an all time high under Morsi, with over 9,400 protests during his first term. According to the report, the numbers have not been this high since the 'pharaonic era'.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal gestures during a press conference held in Jeddah (AFP)
07:35 GMT

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said conflict has has become an attempt at genocide against the Sunni-dominated opposition froces

The new Emir of Qatar, 33-year-old Sheikh Tamim, shakes hands with his subjects as they swear allegiance to him on Tuesday. (AFP/Qatar TV)
07:14 GMT

Qatar's new emir will speak to his nation for the first time on Wednesday, when he is expected to announced a reshuffle of the government.

Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said Tuesday that security forces saved 46 Egyptian Shia from imminent death on Sunday in Giza's Zawyet Abu Musallam village, where sectarian violence took the lives of four Shia. (File photo / Al Bawaba)
07:03 GMT

Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said Tuesday that security forces saved 46 Egyptian Shia from imminent death on Sunday in Giza's Zawyet Abu Musallam village, where sectarian violence took the lives of four Shia.

June 25, 2013

Jabhat al Nusra fighters in Syria (File Photo AFP)
16:35 GMT

Jabhat al-Nusra claimed responsibility for

Shia leaders in Egypt have said they will give authorities the chance to apprehend the killers of 4 Shia Muslims in a Giza village on Sunday, before they "internationalize" the case and file a lawsuit with an international legal body against leading government figures. (File photo / Al Bawaba)
15:56 GMT

Shia leaders in Egypt have said they will give authorities the chance to apprehend the killers of 4 Shia Muslims in a Giza village on Sunday, before they "internationalize" the case and file a lawsuit with an international legal body against leading government figures.

Lebanese Sunni Muslim Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Assir (L) holding the hand of Lebanese singer Fadel Shaker during a small concert where he sang Muslim hymns in the southern city of Sidon (Mahmoud Zayyat / AFP)
15:20 GMT

Lebanese cleric Sheikh Ahmad Assir turned his mosque into a military base, Al Arabiya reported on Tuesday

Iraqis inspect the damage outside shops in Baghdad on June 25, 2013 following an explosion the night before (Sabah Arar / AFP)
14:44 GMT

Twin car bomb attack leaves at least 10 dead at a protest camp north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad

Syria can only be considered as an “occupied land,” Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said on Tuesday during a press meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. (File photo / Al Bawaba)
14:11 GMT

Syria can only be considered as an “occupied land,” Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said on Tuesday during a press meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Egyptians carry the coffin of a Shiite man, who was killed along with three others by a mob in Giza (Gianluigi Guercia / AFP)
13:52 GMT

Egypt police arrest five in connection with sectarian mob killing in Giza

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) is greeted by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal (R) upon his arrival in Jeddah (Jacquelyn Martin / Pool / AFP)
12:36 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Jeddah to discuss the Syrian conflict with the Saudi leadership

A Lebanese army soldier monitors as they perform search operations in the Abra district of the southern Lebanese city of Sidon on Monday. (AFP)
08:56 GMT

The US has expressed deep concern over the violent clashes that broke out in Sidon, in the south of Lebanon, between the military and the supporters of a radical cleric.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague speaks before a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Women and Peace and Security and Sexual Violence in Conflict on Monday at UN HQ in New York. (AFP)
08:36 GMT

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said that the recent gains made by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad "are not helping" the chances of an international peace conference on Syria.

Egyptian Islamist groups led by the ruling Muslim Brotherhood shout slogans during a demonstration to mark the upcoming one year anniversary since President Mohamed Morsi (portrait) was elected, on June 21, 2013 in Cairo. (AFP)
08:24 GMT

President Mohamed Morsi's spokesperson has denied that there any immediate plans for a cabinet reshuffle and there is a 'rift' between the government and the army in the lead up to the June 30 protests.

Muslim Shiites women pray during the ceremony commemorating the birth of Imam Mehdi, the 12th holiest figure for Shiite Muslims. in Karbala on Monday. Several bombs targeted Shiites on Monday evening, as sectarian violence grows. (AFP)
07:32 GMT

At least 10 vehicles exploded in well populated places across Iraq on Monday evening, killing at least 30 people and injuring dozens. The attacks, may of them targeting Shiites, come as many of Iraq's Shiite prepared to celebrate a religious festival.