December 5, 2013
Jordan is cracking down on jihadists on hardline Islamists.
Prominent Egyptian youth activists Ahmed Maher and Mohmaed Adel were sentenced to face criminal court late Wednesday. Two other activists, Ahmed Douma and Alaa Abdel-Fattah, were also charged and detained earlier this week.
December 4, 2013
Coalition of Islamists led by Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood says rewriting of charter is 'absurd', whilst claiming that the upcoming referendum will be rigged. The group did not say it would boycott the vote, however.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah ordered authorities this week to consider the Human Rights Commission's recommendations on 72 proposals, including women driving rights.
Since the government launched a nation-wide crackdown on illegal workers exactly one month ago, Saudi Arabia has deported more than 126,000 people from the Kingdom.
Recent polls show that Egypt's El Sisi is the current frontrunner for TIME's person of the year for 2013.
December 3, 2013
Russia's President Vladimir Putin is expected to meet with Saudi's intelligence chief Tuesday to discuss the crisis in Syria
Expectations are high for final approval by interim President Mansour on Egypt's draft constitution.
Prominent Egyptian social activist Ahmed Douma was arrested at his home in Cairo on Tuesday morning, in the latest in crackdown on public bloggers and activists by the authorities.
Security forces defused an abandoned car bomb staged to explode near a convoy in Cairo.
December 2, 2013
Clashes on Monday between al-Qaeda suspects and Yemeni troops in the southeastern province of Hadramawt left nine people dead, three of them soldiers, the Defense Ministry reported.
Three Yemeni soldiers and six suspected Al Qaeda militants were killed after insurgents launched an attack on an army base in eastern Yemen on Monday, according to the defence ministry.
After a car accident which led to an argument between the two parties, a policeman shot and killed a student.
Upon approval of its draft constitution, Egyptians take to the streets in protest due to some of the language in the document.
December 1, 2013
Egyptian activist Ahmed Maher was released Sunday afternoon after being detained by authorities for his involvement in an illegal demonstration to protest the new assembly law early last week.