Regional News

September 16, 2013

A picture taken from the southern Gaza Strip shows an Egyptian soldier standing guard on the border between Egypt and the Palestinian territory. The Egyptian army vowed to continue its crack down on the Sinai peninsula on Monday. (AFP)
09:38 GMT

The spokesperson for the Egyptian army said Monday that it will continue to launch offensives against the Sinai peninsula until militant forces have been completely eradicated from the area.

September 15, 2013

An Egyptian child walks in front of the wreckage of a burnt down car, the day after an attack by Egyptian Army in a village on the outskirt of the Northern Sinai (AFP)
11:03 GMT

The Egyptian army is continuing its crack down on militant groups in the Sinai peninsula, raiding several villages near the Rafah border with Palestine.

Egyptian toppled president Hosni Mubarak has charged Washington with sparking the uprising that removed him from power in 2011. (AFP)
10:47 GMT

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has reportedly blamed the US for starting the uprising that ousted him from power, charging that it began in 2005 and not 2011.

Egyptian toppled president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons Alaa (R) and Gamal stand behind bars during their trial at the Police Academy on September 14, 2013 in Cairo (AFP)
10:23 GMT

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was back in court on Saturday over his alleged involvement in the death of protesters in Cairo in 2011.

September 12, 2013

Egypt has extended its state of national emergency for another twomonths, citing still prevailing security issues. (AFP)
17:31 GMT

The Egyptian government has extended its national state of emergency by two months, under directives from interim President Adly Mansour.

Demonstrators have clashed with police in Turkey, where protests have been reignited (Photo credit: AFP)
04:13 GMT

Policemen clashed with Turkish demonstrators for a third night in a row following the death of a 22 year old protester in mysterious circumstances.

September 11, 2013

18 Saudi preachers have been detained for mentioning Egypt and Syria in their sermons. Egyptian men attend weekly Friday prayers at Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo. [AFP]
13:58 GMT

18 Saudi Arabian preachers have been suspended after talking about the political events in Syria and Egypt during their Friday sermons, as the Kingdom strives to stay removed from the bloody developments in its neighbouring countries.

Four people died in a bomb that targeted an Egyptian intelligence facility in Sinai on Wednesday. Here, a man is seen riding his motorbike through a wall that was destroyed by an attack by Egyptian Army in the Sinai peninsula. (AFP)
09:48 GMT

Four people were killed on Wednesday morning after a car bomb exploded at a Sinai-based intelligence facility.

Libyan firefighters extinguish a fire caused by a powerful blast near a foreign ministry building on September 11, 2013 in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. (AFP)
08:47 GMT

One year after Libyan militants hit the US embassy in Benghazi, a car bomb targeted the Libyan foreign ministry building on Wednesday morning.

September 10, 2013

An MP opened fire using a AK-47 on his colleague in the Jordanian House of Representatives in Amman on Tuesday. (Image for illustrative purposes, courtesy of The Jordan Times/Hassan Tamimi)
09:51 GMT

The sound of gunshots rang throughout the Jordanian House of Representatives on Tuesday morning, amid reports that one MP had opened fire during a parliamentary session.

September 9, 2013

A Hamas policeman stands guard along the border with Egypt and the Palestinian territory on September 8, 2013 in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah. The Egyptian army has launched a major offensive against militants in the area. (AFP)
14:55 GMT

The Egyptian military on Monday continued their crackdown on the Sinai peninsula, near the Palestinian Gaza strip, in a bid to quash the strong militant presence in the area.

Amr Moussa, who is in charge of creating the new Egyptian constitution, said he will take on board the lessons of the 2011 and 2013 revolutions. (AFP)
09:46 GMT

As Mubarak-era official Amr Moussa takes over drafting the Egyptian constitution, he promised to include lessons from the 2011 and 2013 revolutions in the new document.

September 8, 2013

An Egyptian policeman stands guard near the scene of a bomb that targeted the convoy of Egyptian Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim in Cairo on September 5, 2013. An Al Qaeda inspired group have claimed responsibility for the attack. (AFP)
18:47 GMT

Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, an Egyptian group inspired by Al Qaeda, on Sunday claimed responsibility for the assassination attempt on the Egyptian interior minister Mohammed Ibrahim last Thursday.

The Egyptian army have launched a massive campaign against Sinai militants. (AFP/File)
08:09 GMT

The Egyptian army's campaign has killed nine militants in the Sinai peninsula on Saturday.

Tunisians wave their national flag as they march outside the National Assembly in Tunis on September 7, 2013. (AFP)
07:54 GMT

Tens of thousands of Tunisians took to the streets on Saturday to call for the resignation of the government.