Regional News

August 15, 2013

 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.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas delivers a speech to released Palestinian prisoners, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, August 14, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI
13:17 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday he would "not rest" until all Palestinians in Israeli jails-around 4,500- are released.

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.