Regional News

August 2, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry (AAMIR QURESHI / AFP)
09:24 GMT

U.S Secretary of State John Kerry has come out in tentative support of the Egyptian military's deposal of President Morsi.

SYRIA, QUSAYR : A Syrian resident rides his bicycle on August 1, 2013 in a street of the city of Qusayr, in Syria's central Homs province. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID
09:06 GMT

The Jordanian Armed Forces have seized a large amount of weapons and ammunition in the northern border near Syria.

EGYPT, Cairo : An Egyptian man holds a copy of Quran and puts tape on his mouth with Arabic slogan "Military coup" during an open sit in outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo on August 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI
08:46 GMT

Thursday night saw supporters of deposed President Morsi stage demonstrations in front of Egypt's High Constitutional Court in Cairo.

DAMASCUS, SYRIA - MAY 6, 2013: This is a satellite image of a destroyed warehouse and storage buildings at Damascus International Airport that were struck by a reported military airstrike on May 4, 2013. (Photo DigitalGlobe via Getty Images)
08:30 GMT

US officials say an Israeli airstrike on a weapons' depot in Syria failed to destroy all the anti-ship missiles there.

August 1, 2013

Iraqis inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in the impoverished district of Sadr City in Baghdad on July 29, 2013. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
14:05 GMT

The UN has announced that over a thousand people were killed in violence across Iraq in July, the largest death toll in years.

Egyptian supporters of the deposed president Mohamed Morsi hold his portrait and wave the national flags during a demonstration against the government in Cairo on July 31, 2013 ( FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
13:42 GMT

Egypt's Brotherhood has warned of possible massacre if police use force to disperse Morsi sit-ins.

Egyptian supporters of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi queue to receive food just before breaking their fast during their ongoing sit-in protest outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo on July 31, 2013.  (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
13:29 GMT

Egypt's Interior Ministry has called on Morsi supporters to end their sit-in

Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters arrive in the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk on May 14, 2013, after leaving Turkey as part of a peace drive with Ankara. (AFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
13:03 GMT

The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has issued a September 1st deadline to the Turkish government in order to advance peace process.

LEBANON, Beirut : A picture taken on November 11, 2009, shows Hezbollah fighters, holding up Lebanese flags and the yellow flag of the militant Shiite Muslim group, as they parade on the occasion of Martyr's Day in the southern suburbs of Beirut.  AFP PHOTO/RAMZI HAIDAR
11:07 GMT

President Michel Sleiman said Thursday Hezbollah's use of weapons must be discussed, given group's military presence in Syria.

EGYPT, Cairo : German Foriegn Minister Guido Westerwelle (R) arrives with his Egyptian counterpart Nabil Fahmy (unseen) to give a joint press conference following their meeting in Cairo on August 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE
10:36 GMT

Representatives of the anti-Morsi 'Rebel' campaign met with German Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle, in Cairo this week

EGYPT, Cairo : A supporter of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi (portrait-L) walks past a barricade in Cairo on July 31, 2013. AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE
10:32 GMT

The Muslim Brotherhood-led National Alliance to Support Legitimacy has called for mass protests on Friday.

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie speaking during a press conference at the party's headquarters in Cairo in 2012. Badie and other high ranking MB officials have been sent to the Egyptian criminal court after being accused of inciting violence against anti-Morsi protesters. (AFP/File)
09:53 GMT

Three Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including it's supreme guide Mohamed Badie, have been sent to the Egyptian criminal court over counts of inciting violence against peaceful protesters.

An Egyptian supporter of deposed president Mohamed Morsi holds a portrait of him during a demonstration against the government in al-Nasr street in Cairo on July 30, 2013. (AFP)
09:05 GMT

The Obama administration's limited response to the ongoing crisis in Egypt is sparking fears that the US is trying to manipulate Egypt for its own gains and to maintain power in the Middle East.

Egyptian female supporters of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi are seen during their ongoing sit-in protest outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo on July 31, 2013. (AFP)
08:05 GMT

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has rejected a statement released Wednesday by the Egyptian Cabinet that seeks to regulate pro-Morsi rallies. The Brotherhood has pledged to continue their sit-ins across the country.

July 31, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the head of Saudi Arabian intelligence on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
20:40 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the head of Saudi Arabina intelligence on Wednesday and discussed the recent developments in the Middle East, according to the Kremlin.