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July 26, 2013

A supporter builds a giant portrait of deposed president Mohammad Morsi on July 25 in Cairo. (AFP / Fayez Nureldine)
09:57 GMT

Egyptian state media reported that the deposed president is accused of killing prisoners and officers in 2011.

Demonstrators hold a picture of slain opposition figure Mohamed Brahmi on July 25 in Tunis (AFP / Khalil)
09:45 GMT

Tunisia's largest trade union has called a general strike Friday, a day after an opposition politician was assassinated.

UN peacekeepers patrol past Hezbollah flags on July 23. (AFP / Mahmoud Zayyat)
09:01 GMT

The caretaker state minister said he had told EU official he believed that the decision to blacklist Hezbollah would give Israel license to target Lebanon.

Women walk past a poster of deposed president Mohamed Morsi on July 25 in Cairo.  (AFP / FAYEZ NURELDINE)
08:58 GMT

The army vowed to shoot violent protestors.

July 25, 2013

TUNISIA, ARIANA : Tunisians react outside a hospital after the killing of the opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi on July 25, 2013 in Ariana, outside Tunis. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID
16:18 GMT

Thousands demonstrate in Tunis following assassination of Opposition Leader Mohamed Brahmi.

SYRIA, DAMASCUS : A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows Syrians looking at burned-out car bombs after an attack that at least killed seven people and wounded 62 on July 25, 2013 in Jaramana suburb in southeast Damascus. AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA
16:05 GMT

A bomb explosion in the Syrian capital has left at least seven people dead.

BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK - JUNE 16: General views of the Apartheid Wall at Bethlehem on June 16, 2013 in central West Bank. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
15:55 GMT

Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians will resume Tuesday in Washington with US Secretary of State John Kerry in attendance.

Syria's new opposition chief Ahmad Jarba in Paris this week  AFP PHOTO / PHOTO PIERRE ANDRIEU
14:47 GMT

Syria's National Coalition will meet in Turkey early next month in order to try and plan for provisional government.

Angelina Eichhorst (Source: Facebook)
14:44 GMT

Angelina Eichhorst, EU Ambassador to Lebanon, has said the decision to target Hezbollah demonstrates zero tolerance for acts of terror on European soil.

A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad  with the newly-appointed governor of Syria's province of Quneitra Maen Salah-Eddin Ali, after he was sworn in on July 18, 2013. (AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA)
14:37 GMT

Syria has criticized the US for its decision to fund Syrian rebels, whilst calling for an international peace conference to end the Syrian conflict.

Mohamed Al Brahmi, courtesy of Al-Arabiya
14:15 GMT

Mohamed Al Brahmi of Tunisia's Democratic Patriots' Movement was shot dead outside his house Thursday.

This picture, taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on July 24, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un shaking hands with Abdullah al-Ahmar, deputy general secretary of the Syria's Baath Arab Socialist Party in Pyongyang.  "AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS"
13:48 GMT

A delegation from President Bashar Al-Assad has arrived in Pyongyang on the anniversary of the Korean War ceasefire.

SYRIA, IDLIB : A Syrian rebel tries on a gas mask seized from a Syrian army factory in the northwestern province of Idlib on July 18, 2013.  AFP PHOTO/DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS
13:39 GMT

Syria's National Coalition praises Barack Obama's decision to fund and arm rebels fighting the Syrian government.

A man stands in the rubble of the Othman mosque, in Syria's eastern town of Deir Ezzor, on July 24. AFP / KARAM JAMAL
11:33 GMT

Both sides have leveled accusations that their opponents have used some of Syria's chemical weapons cache in the lengthy conflict.

Egyptian supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi read the Koran, Islam's holy book, and pray (AFP/FAYEZ NURELDINE)
11:12 GMT

Prominent Egyptian cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s Sunni organization told Egyptians not to respond to Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s call for pro-military demonstrations, reported AFP.