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July 10, 2013

Kuwaiti Reham al-Jlewe (C), a candidate in Kuwait's upcoming parliamentary elections, welcomes her guests at her election campaign tent in Kuwait City (Yasser al-Zayyat / AFP)
08:33 GMT

‘Vote merchants’ set up special fund to oversee ‘smooth operations’

Egyptian supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi flash the sign for victory as they shout slogans during a rally in support of the former Islamist leader (Mahmud Hams / AFP)
08:18 GMT

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said on Wednesday it will reject an offer to join a new interim government, a week after the country’s elected President Mohamed Mursi was ousted by the army

A man waves a flag picturing ousted president Mohamed Morsi on July 9, 2013. (source: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP)
08:05 GMT

Gulf financial assistance is flowing to Egypt after Morsi's ouster.

Sources alleging that journalists were instructed to favor the Brotherhood are said to be the main reasons behind the mass resignations.
08:00 GMT

As many as 22 Al Jazeera employees have quit since the overthrow of Mohammad Morsi, amid concern over the channel’s alleged bias towards the Muslim Brotherhood and its coverage of Egypt.

The Grand Mosque, Makkah (Source: Wikimedia/AJE)
07:48 GMT

The Saudi government has beefed up security in Makkah to protect millions of pilgrims from different parts of the world coming to perform Umrah and attend prayers at the Grand Mosque during Ramadan.

A firefighter is helped as he extinguishes fire at the site of an explosion in Beirut's southern suburb neighbourhood of Bir al-Abed on July 9, 2013. (Source: AFP/STR)
07:25 GMT

Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri blamed Israel Tuesday for the “terrorist explosion” that rocked Beirut’s southern suburbs and accused the country of trying to provoke Sunni-Shiite strife in Lebanon.

July 9, 2013

Pro-Morsi rallies leave a significant death toll (Image Gianluigi Geurcia / AFP)
23:55 GMT

Official: 54 killed in Republican Guard clashes

Abdel Maguid Mahmoud tenders his resignation (Image courtesy of Voanews)
23:37 GMT

Prosecutor-general Abdel Maguid Mahmoud officially resigns

New Egyptian President Hazem el-Beblawi (Source: Image courtesy of Perthnow)
17:20 GMT

Former Finance Minister Hazem el-Beblawi is named Prime Minister, with Mohamed ElBaradei as Vice President

NC leader Ahmad Assi Jarba attending a Syrian oppositon meeting in Istanbul (AFP / ANC)
16:22 GMT

The new head of the Syrian opposition has backed UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's call for a Ramadan truce

Egypt's Tamarrod movement have branded the country's interim charter as "dictatorial." (AFP)
14:53 GMT

Egypt's Tamarrod campaign which launched the campaign that resulted in Mohamed Morsi being ousted from office have branded the country's interim charter as 'dictatorial.'

Former Taliban fighters hand over their weapons (File photo used for illustrative purposes)
13:50 GMT

A diplomat and Taliban official say Tuesday the Afghan Taliban are closing their Qatar office at least temporarily to protest demands they remove a sign that identified the movement as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

An Egyptian military helicopter flies over a rally on July 7, 2013. (Source: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)
13:02 GMT

Haaretz reported that the Israeli government asked the United States to keep military aid to Egypt flowing.

Iraqis inspect the site of a suicide car bomb attack in the Al-Haq square in Samarra, a predominantly Sunni town north of Baghdad, on July 5 (AFP)
11:32 GMT

Two days of violence in Iraq killed 31 people, police and doctors said Monday, the latest in a wave of unrest in which more than 190 people have died in just eight days.

Civilians gather at the of an explosion in Beirut's southern suburb neighbourhood of Bir al-Abed on July 9 (AFP)
10:12 GMT

Several people were killed and at least 50 injured as a car bomb rocked Beirut's southern suburns on Tuesday