Regional News

December 26, 2013

 A member of the Egyptian security forces stands in front of the damaged police building following a powerful car bomb explosion in the Egyptian city of Mansura earlier this week. [AFP]
15:28 GMT

Just one day after being declared a "terrorist group", Egyptian government officials have arrested 16 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood on terrorist charges.

Syrian civilians were evacuated from a besieged town near Damascus earlier this year in a rare truce agreement that suspended rebel-regime fighting to allow Syrians to flee to safety (File Archive/AFP)
13:41 GMT

Syrian and Egyptian turmoil have developed to new devastating levels throughout 2013, and recent tensions between regime and opposition groups suggest ending the turmoil in both countries is not necessarily in the near future. Is the end therefore closer-or further away than before?

Ahmed Maher is one of three activists who started a hunger strike this week in protest of their prison conditions in Cairo (File Archive)
12:12 GMT

Egypt's prominent youth activists Ahmed Maher, Mohamed Adel and Ahmed Douma, who were jailed by authorities last week, launched a hunger strike this week to protest their treatment in a south Cairo prison.

Unprecedented protests in Turkey earlier this year have sparked increased public outlash and criticism of Erdogan's rule over the past six months (File Archive)
11:23 GMT

Turkey's opposition spoke out Thursday against "scandal-hit" Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, accusing him of trying to rule the country via a "secretive 'deep state,' or a "shadowy power structure unhindered by democratic checks and balances."

Dozens of protesters have called for Prime Minister Ali Zeidan's resignation. (AFP/File)
10:51 GMT

Protesters on Thursday took the streets of the Libyan city of Tripoli, blocking access to the central bank and the city's port, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan.

Egyptians took to the streets earlier this week after a car bomb killed thirteen people in Egypt's Mansura (Mahmoud Khaled/AFP)
08:29 GMT

An unknown individual threw an explosive near a public bus near a school complex in Cairo's Nasr City Thursday morning.

Suicide bombers targeted an army checkpoint outside of Benghazi earlier this week (Abdullah Doma/AFP)
08:14 GMT

Attacks in Libya's Benghazi left one police officer dead and another wounded late Wednesday as the north African country "spirals" into further violence and chaos.

December 25, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood will mark the third anniversary of Mubarak's ouster by protesting in support of Morsi.(AFP/File)
14:48 GMT

On the third anniversary of the 2011 revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood will be marching and petitioning for former President Mohamed Morsi to be reinstalled in office.

Egyptians carry the body of one of the thirteen people killed in a car bomb attack earlier in the day, during his funeral in the Egyptian city of Mansura, North of Cairo, on December 24, 2013. (AFP)
10:26 GMT

Egypt's Ansar Jerusalem (known as Ansar Bait al-Maqdis in Arabic) has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's deadly attack on a security site in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura that killed 14 people.

Egyptians carry the body of one of the thirteen people killed in a car bomb attack earlier in the day, during his funeral in the Egyptian city of Mansura, North of Cairo. [AFP]
08:00 GMT

Palestinian Islamist movement rejects claims it was involved in terrorist attack on Mansoura security directorate.

Egyptian women shout slogans during the funeral of one of the thirteen people killed in a car bomb attack earlier in the day, in the Egyptian city of Mansura, North of Cairo, on December 24, 2013. [AFP]
06:00 GMT

King Abdullah of Jordan sent his condolences to the President of Egypt after the recent terror attack in the city of Mansoura.

December 24, 2013

Angry Egyptians set fire to a microbus, said to be belong to a company owned by a businessman who supports the Muslim Brotherhood, after passengers allegedly held up four fingers, the symbol known as "Rabaa", during the funeral of those killed in a car bomb attack earlier in the day, in the Egyptian city of Mansoura, North of Cairo, on December 24, 2013. [AFP]
19:25 GMT

The Prime Minister of Egypt has declared the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group after the most recent attack which killed at least 14 people.

An Egyptian man stands amidst debris car at the site of a powerful car bomb explosion in the Egyptian city of Mansoura, North of Cairo, on December 24, 2013.  (AFP)
12:31 GMT

According to Interior Ministry officials, a truck containing explosives was behind the attack on a security site in the Nile Delta that killed some 13 people on Tuesday morning.

A picture taken in the early hours of December 24, 2013 shows destruction in the Egyptian city of Mansura, North of Cairo, following a powerful explosion. Some 12 people were killed. (AFP)
09:55 GMT

A series of deadly bombings - in what appears to be the worst terrorist attack on a government site since the ousting of Morsi in July - killed 12 people early on Tuesday morning in Mansoura.

Afghan security forces arrested three would-be suicide bombers during a military operation. [nowpublic]
04:12 GMT

Sixty-five bombs were been found and defused in the Kandahar province on Monday.