August 29, 2013
Jordan's King Abdullah and Pope Francis agreed on Thursday that dialogue is the only option for Syria, urging the Western states to rethink their potential strike.
Former Brotherhood members and leaders of the Salafi Nour Party and Ghad Al Thawra party met in secret this week to devise solutions for the current political crisis between the army and Egypt's Islamists.
August 28, 2013
Saif Gaddafi, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, will go on trial in September for war crimes and crimes against humanity that he perpetrated during Libya's civil war.
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that Washington will continue to push for national reconciliation in Egypt, as the interim government pushes the country towards economic, democratic reform.
Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi have warned that the amendments to the Egyptian constitution, placing the judiciary and army above the state, will return Egypt to Mubarak-style politics.
August 27, 2013
Despite military leaders meeting in Amman over a potential Syrian intervention, millions of Jordanians headed to local polling stations to cast their votes in the municipal elections.
Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour is to form a 50 member committee to finalise Egypt's constitution, amid expectations that the committee will largely be formed of secular thinkers despite the participation of ultraconservative Nour Party.
August 26, 2013
Egyptian Salafist Nour Party has said it will partake in upcoming discussions on Egypt's new constitution to ensure that Egypt's Islamic identity is protected.
The spokesman for the Egyptian interim government Ahmed El Meslemani said that the country is ready to move forward with its 'political roadmap' that it has defeated a conspiracy against the state.
August 25, 2013
The trial of high ranking Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leaders was postponed on Sunday because the defendents, former Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie and two deputies, were absent.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, his two sons Gamal and Alaa, former interior minister Habib El-Adly and his aides arrived in court on Sunday for their retrial over the killing of protesters during the January 25 uprising.
Six Yemeni airforce personnel were killed on Sunday after a bomb hit a bus transporting them to their military base in Sana'a.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and several leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood are due in court on Sunday over charges relating to the killing of protesters in separate Cairo courts.
August 24, 2013
The charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says it has treated upwards of 3 000 people in Damascus with symptoms of chemical poisoning.
Egyptian authorities re-opened the Rafah crossing into Gaza on Saturday, after shutting down the terminal