Regional News

August 17, 2013

LEBANON, Beirut : Lebanese civilians and emergency personnel gather at the site of a car bomb between the Bir el-Abed and Roueiss neighbourhoods, in the southern suburb of Beirut on August 15, 2013. AFP PHOTO/EZZAT ATTAR
07:54 GMT

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah has accused Jihadist groups fighting in Syria for recent attacks against Hezbollah strongholds in Lebanon.

August 15, 2013

An Egyptian man walks between lines of bodies wrapped in shrouds at a makeshift morgue in Cairo on August 15, 2013, following a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of Mohamed Morsi. (AFP)
16:06 GMT

Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police members mourned those killed in Wednesday's crackdown on pro-Morsi camps across Cairo on Thursday afternoon.

A picture of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi is seen hanging admist debris at Rabaa al-Adawiya square in Cairo on August 15, 2013, following a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of the ousted Islamist leader the previous day. (AFP)
15:26 GMT

The French, German and British governments on Thursday summoned the Egyptian ambassadors serving in their countries over Wednesday's crackdown pro-Morsi supporters.

Giza governor's office (Photo: Snapshot ONTV via Ahram Online)
15:07 GMT

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi set fire to a government building in Giza on Thursday afternoon.

An Egyptian woman mourns over the body of her daughter wrapped in shrouds at a mosque in Cairo on August 15, 2013, following a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi the previous day. (AFP)
11:41 GMT

The streets of Cairo were calm on Thursday morning as its citizens attended to the many makeshift morgues set up across the city, announcing that the death toll from Wednesday's violence reached at least 464 people.

A Palestinian supporter of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, shouts slogans as she stands in between the Egyptian (R) and Palestinian flags during a protest against the violence in the Egyptian capital on August 14, 2013, in Gaza City. (AFP)
11:31 GMT

The Egyptian authorities have closed its Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip for an indefinite period of time following the mass unrest across the country.

A man grieves as he looks at one of many bodies laid out in a make shift morgue after Egyptian security forces stormed two huge protest camps at the Rabaa al-Adawiya and Al-Nahda squares where supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi were camped, in Cairo, on August 14, 2013
07:59 GMT

The US is reportedly rethinking a planned joint military training exercise scheduled to be held with the Egyptian army following the bloodshed that followed a crackdown on pro-Morsi protest camps Wednesday.

 supporter of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi walks through the debris following clashes with police in Cairo on August 14, 2013. (AFP)
07:22 GMT

The Egyptian government has denied claims that it arrested several influential Muslim Brotherhood leaders following a police crackdown on pro-Morsi protesters.

August 14, 2013

An injured Egyptian youth is seen at a makeshift hospital during clashes between supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi and police in Cairo on Wednesday. (AFP)
18:14 GMT

The Egyptian interim cabinet on Wednesday announced that 12 governorates across the country would have a curfew imposed upon them, effective immediately.

 ElBaradei, seen here in 2012, announced his resignation on August 14, 2013 in a letter to the interim president on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
17:24 GMT

Mohamed ElBaradei, the interim vice president of Egypt, resigned on Wednesday over the government's violent crackdown of pro-Morsi supporters.

U.N. Human rights Chief Navi Pillay (Wikimedia Commons/United States Mission Geneva)
15:53 GMT

U.N. Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay on Wednesday urged Hamas to halt post-Eid public executions.

For Illustrative Purposes (AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSE)
15:27 GMT

The international community has condemned Wednesday's violence in Egypt, with Turkey urging an end to what it called the day's "massacre".

EGYPT, Cairo : Reporters run for cover during clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, and police in Cairo on August 14, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MOSAAB EL-SHAMY
15:22 GMT

The Egyptian government on Wednesday declared a month-long state of emergency, following deadly clashes around the country.

A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi fires fireworks towards police during clashes in Cairo on Wednesday. (AFP)
14:46 GMT

Asmaa Al Beltagui, the 17 year-old daughter of wanted Muslim Brotherhood official Mohammed Al Beltagui, was shot by Egyptian police in Cairo on Wednesday during a major police crackdown on pro-Morsi camps across the capital.

Syrian President Bashar Assad. (Getty/AFP/File)
13:26 GMT

President Bashar Assad's office denied Wednesday media reports that the Syrian leader's Damascus residence was the recent target of an attack.