Regional News

September 5, 2013

A photo from the blast in Nasr City (Photo : Screen Shot from ONTV, courtesy of Ahram Online)
11:01 GMT

Egypt's Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim was uninjured after a bomb targeted his convoy in Cairo's Nasr City on Thursday.

September 4, 2013

Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour said Wednesday Egypt would not return to a police state. (AFP/File)
10:20 GMT

Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour rejected claims that Egypt is moving back towards a Mubarak-era police state.

September 3, 2013

11 Muslim Brotherhood members have been sentenced to life in prison for allegedly inciting violence towards anti-Morsi protesters in August. (AFP/File)
16:29 GMT

11 members of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood were given life sentences in prison on Tuesday over charges they incited violence against protesters, as 11 members were given 25 years and 45 other members were given five years.

Waves crash over the bow of the Arleigh-Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Barry, one of those deployed to the Mediterranean in anticipation of a military strike on Syria. (AFP)
10:22 GMT

The Russian Ministry of Defence reported on Tuesday that its radars had detected two ballistic 'objects' being fired into the Mediterranean as the world anticipates a military intervention in Syria.

Dozens of militants have been killed in the Sinai peninsula after the Egyptian army launched an attack on their strongholds. (AFP/File)
08:35 GMT

The Egyptian army launched a series of missile strikes at militant strongholds in the Sinai peninsula on Tuesday, killing dozens.

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi clash with security forces, in Cairo, on August 30, 2013. (AFP)
07:45 GMT

The Muslim Brotherhood said on Monday that it and the Freedom and Justice Party had not been invited to join the 50 member secular committee tasked with amending the Egyptian constitution.

September 2, 2013

An Egyptian protestor shows his four fingers symbolising the Rabaa al-Adawyia mosque sit-in during clashes between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi and security forces, in Cairo. (AFP)
13:56 GMT

The Muslim Brotherhood announced Monday that it is continuing to protest the newly installed interim government and will be hosting a 'million man march' on Tuesday.

A Tunisian demonstrator holds a poster during a demonstration against the country's Islamist-led government in Tunis on August 24, 2013. (AFP)
09:04 GMT

Tunisia's equivalent of the Egyptian Tamarod has already amassed 1.7million signatures as dissatisfaction with the Islamist Ennahda ruling party grows.

An Egyptian protestor holds his national flag during clashes between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi and security forces, in Cairo, on August 30, 2013. (AFP)
08:34 GMT

The interim Egyptian government has appointed a 50 member constitutional committee to help draft the new Egyptian constitution.

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's toppled president Mohamed Morsi (portrait) take part in a demonstration in Hilwan, south of Cairo, on August 30, 2013. (AFP)
07:56 GMT

Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood officials have had their trials over claims they incited violence against protesters.

September 1, 2013

Yemeni Prime Minister Mohamed Basindawa survived coming under fire from gunmen in Sanaa on Saturday. (AFP)
09:45 GMT

Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammad Salem Basindwa survived an assassination attempt after a group of gunmen opened fire on Saturday, one of his aides reported.

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's toppled president Mohamed Morsi carry placards during a demonstration in Nasr city, northeast of Cairo, August 30, 2013. (AFP)
09:07 GMT

The curfew imposed on 14 Egyptian governorates has been extended as the country slowly returns to normal following bitter clashes between the state and Mohamed Morsi supporters.

Egyptian security are set to beef up their presence on the Suez canal following a failed 'terrorist' attack on Saturday. (AFP)
07:23 GMT

Following a failed 'terrorist' attack on a ship on the Suez Canal on Sunday, the Egyptian army has ordered to boost security and their presence in the region.

August 31, 2013

SYRIA, JOBAR : Syrian army soldiers are seen deployed in the Jobar neighbourhood of Damascus on August 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO / STR
21:48 GMT

Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi said Saturday that the Syrian army is ready for potential foreign military intervention and has its "finger on the trigger".

UNITED STATES, Washington : US President Barack Obama, with US Vice President Joe Biden, speaks on Syria in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on August 31, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM
21:36 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama has sought Congress authorization to attack Syria, in retaliation for what the U.S. believes was a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian regime on civilians.