Regional News

August 5, 2013

IRAN, Tehran : A handout picture released by the official website of the Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on August 3, 2013, shows Khamenei is given the officially endorsment papers from former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani looks on during a ceremony in the capital Tehran.  AFP PHOTO / HO / KHAMENEI.IR
18:03 GMT

Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been appointed member of Iran's Expediency Council by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei Monday

TURKEY, Silivri : Wrapped in a Turkish flag and holding another one with a portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, a protestor sits in front of police forces blocking the access to a courthouse in Silivri, near Istanbul, on August 5, 2013, where Ilker Basbug was sentenced to life imprisonment. AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE
17:45 GMT

Former Chief of General Staff Ilker Basburg given life imprisonment over military coup.

EGYPT, Cairo : A supporter of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi reads the Koran during a rally calling for his release and re-instatement outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo on August 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI
16:57 GMT

Interim President Adly Mansour is to form a new Supreme Council of Press, which oversees Egypt's press affairs, after an Islamist-dominant board was dissolved following the deposal of Mohamed Morsi.

SYRIA, HOMS : A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on August 5, 2013 shows Syria's General Fahd Jassem al-Freij, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army and the Armed Forces and Minister of Defense, inspecting the area around Khaled bin Walid mosque in the district of al-Khalidiyah in the central Syrian city of Homs.  "AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA"
16:41 GMT

A Syrian army helicopter fired rockets in northeast Lebanon on Monday.

T-shirts bearing portraits of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi are put on display outside a tent during a sit-in organised by the Muslim Brotherhood in his support outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo on August 4, 2013. (AFP)
09:24 GMT

Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour has said that his government will undertake all action necessary to confront violence and terrorism, in the midst of a crackdown on pro-Morsi supporters across Cairo.

August 4, 2013

A female supporter puts Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi portrait on her head during sit in outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo on August 1, 2013. (AFP)
12:56 GMT

During a meeting with Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian army Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi, leading Egyptian Islamists have demanded an end to bloodshed and serious national reconciliation.

Egyptians gather near a damaged car bomb that exploded before reaching the intended target, killing three passengers on July 24, 2013 in El-Arish, in Egypt's Sinai peninsula. (AFP)
08:34 GMT

The Sinai peninsula was calm over the weekend after the majority of 'terrorists' in the area have been arrested, according to Egyptian security sources.

Bahraini men sit in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, on August 2, 2013. (AFP)
08:30 GMT

A car bomb exploded in a recreational area west of Manama on Saturday, causing no injuries according to the Bahraini interior ministry.

August 2, 2013

LEBANON, BAABDA : Journalists inspect the damage at a private residence where one of two rockets fired from an unknown location exploded in the early hours of August 2, 2013, just metres from an entrance to the presidential palace in Baabda. AFP PHOTO / ANWAR AMRO
11:18 GMT

Tammam Salam denounced on Friday the Baabda rockets incident.

TUNISIA, KASSERINE : (FILES) A picture taken on June 11, 2013 shows Tunisian soldiers patroling in the Mount Chaambi region where the Tunisian army has been tracking militants the government says are veterans of the Islamist rebellion in northern Mali with links to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.  AFP PHOTO/ABDERRAZEK KHLIFI
11:13 GMT

The Tunisian army has launched a massive land and air operation against Islamist militants near the Algerian border.

UNITED STATES, Washington : US President Barack Obama and Yemen's President Abdrabuh Mansur (L) are seated as they wait for the press to arrive before they speak in the Oval Office of the White House on August 1, 2013 in Washington, DC.  AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN
11:03 GMT

Yemeni President's meeting with Barack Obama did not secure the release of Yemeni prisoners at Guantanamo Bay military detention center.

LEBANON, BAABDA : Lebanese army troops secure a private residence where one of two rockets fired from an unknown location exploded in the early hours of August 2, 2013, just metres from an entrance to the presidential palace in Baabda, around eight kilometres southeast of the Lebanese capital Beirut. AFP PHOTO / ANWAR AMRO
10:29 GMT

Interior Minister Marwan Charbel shied away Friday from accusing any one party of launching rocket attacks.

LEBANON, BAABDA : Lebanese people and journalists inspect the damage at a private residence where one of two rockets fired from an unknown location exploded in the early hours of August 2, 2013, just metres from an entrance to the presidential palace in Baabda, around eight kilometres southeast of the Lebanese capital Beirut.  AFP PHOTO / ANWAR AMRO
10:20 GMT

At least two rockets were fired near the Lebanese capital Thursday, with no reported casualties.

EGYPT, Cairo : Egyptian girls attend with their families supporters of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi an open sit in outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo on August 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI
10:15 GMT

Secretary-General Bank Ki-moon's spokesman says peaceful protests in Egypt must be allowed to continue.

 Israel Arab protesters demonstrate against the Israeli government's Prawer Plan on August 1, 2013 near Arara, Israel.  (Photo by Oren Ziv/Getty Images)
09:42 GMT

Hundreds of Palestinian residents of Israel demonstrated against plans to resettle thousands of Bedouin residents in the Negev.