Regional News

August 14, 2013

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.

EGYPT, Cairo : A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency shows Egypt's vice president Mohamed El Baradei, interim president Adly Mansour and prime minister Hazem El-Bablawi attending the first meeting of the 20 newly appointed Egyptian Governors on August 13, 2013 in Cairo. AFP PHOTO / HO /EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY
05:17 GMT

Egyptian Interim President Adly Mansour has appointed new governors for Egypt's 20 provinces, including both Islamists and former military.

August 13, 2013

 Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI
16:40 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday asked Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah to form a new government.

EGYPT, Cairo : Local residents (front) throw stones towards supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi during clashes in downtown Cairo on August 13, 2013.  AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA
16:30 GMT

Egyptian police used tear gas Tuesday to disperse supporters of ousted President Morsi and local Cairo residents, who were fighting on the streets.

LEBANON, JIYEH : Lebanese police officers guard Turkish local power generating ship Orhan Bey docked in Jiyeh, south of Beirut, on August 13, 2013. AFP PHOTO/MAHMOUD ZAYYAT
15:27 GMT

Turkey said Tuesday the abduction of two Turkish Airlines pilots in Lebanon could endanger ties between Ankara and Beirut.

SYRIA, Latakia : An image grab taken from a video published on the Youtube account Jableh1990 on August 11, 2013 allegedly shows Syrian rebel leader General Salim Idris (C-R) talking to rebel fighters in the outskirts of Latakia.  AFP PHOTO/YOUTUBE
15:08 GMT

The Free Syrian Army's military chief Salim Idriss says rebels are fighting against regime troops, not Alawite civilians, in the coastal province of Latakia.

Egyptian police patrol the Sinai Rafah border (AFP/file)
11:54 GMT

Three bombs exploded in Egyptian Sinai territory on Tuesday, in Al Arish area, leaving no casualties, according to Egyptian security sources.

From left to right: former president Hosni Mubarak, Muslim Brotherhood Deputy Guide Khairat El-Shater, Salafist preacher Hazem Abu Ismail, Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badei. (Photo courtesy of Ahram Online)
07:48 GMT

Key officials from the reign of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and the rule of recently ousted Mohamed Morsi are to stand trial in Egypt this month.

Map of the Sinai peninsula. (Image courtesy of
07:31 GMT

Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted rockets targeting the Israeli city of Eilat on Monday night as an Al Qaeda linked group took responsibility for the attacks.

August 12, 2013

Nasser al-Wuhayshi, former aide to Osama Bin Laden, has said that AQAP will free all its incarcerated members. (Photo courtesy of EPA)
08:25 GMT

The leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Nasser al-Wuhayshi, has said that all incarcerated members of the group will shortly be set free.

Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi (portrait) watch a football match between the two main Cairo protest camps by members of the Muslim Brotherhood and backers of the ousted Islamist leader set up at the Nahda and Rabaa al-Adawiya squares, on August 11, 2013 in Cairo's al-Nahda square/ (AFP)
07:34 GMT

The Egyptian government said it was leaving all options on the table over the possible dispersal of pro-Morsi sit-ins across the country, as threats of violence loom.

August 11, 2013

Iraqi city of Aqrah in the northern Kurdish region of the country
08:57 GMT

President of Iraqi Kurdistan, Massoud Baranzani, has said his region will defend Kurds in Syria.

QALANDIA : Palestinian Muslim worshipers talk with an Israeli border guard as they walk towards the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI
08:48 GMT

A Palestinian crossing over from the Gaza Strip into Israel was killed on Saturday, with Israeli troops fearing a security threat.

YEMEN, SANAA : A Yemeni soldier checks vehicles near Sanaa International Airport on August 6, 2013 in Yemen.  AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED HUWAIS
08:40 GMT

2 militants were killed Saturday in a suspected U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen.

RAQ, Baghdad : An Iraqi worker cleans the pavement on August 11, 2013 on the scene of a car bomb attack that occured the day before in the northern Baghdad neighbourhood of Shaab. AFP PHOTO ALI AL-SAADI
08:33 GMT

Attacks which left 61 dead in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Saturday have been heavily criticized by the U.S.