Regional News

August 20, 2013

EGYPT, Cairo : Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood supporters walk in a street towards Ramses square in Cairo on August 16, 2013 as demonstrators gathered in support of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi. AFP PHOTO / KHALED KAMEL
19:09 GMT

The Muslim Brotherhood has announced Mahmoud Ezzat to be its temporary spiritual leader, following the arrest of Mohamed Badie.

LEBANON, Beirut : Lebanese people hand a poster of Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon's militant Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah, from their balcony. AFP PHOTO / ANWAR AMRO
18:47 GMT

The Gulf Cooperation Council has severely criticized Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah for his remarks on Syria last week, and called for Hezbollah to withdraw its fighters from the war-torn country.

 A picture taken on November 22, 2012, in Cairo shows Egyptian opposition leader and Nobel Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei leaving at the end of a joint press conference. AFP PHOTO / STR
18:20 GMT

Nobel prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei is to be tried in court over his decision to resign from his post as Egypt's Vice-President.

King Abdullah II of Jordan (Wikimedia Commons/European People's Party)
17:51 GMT

Jordan's Abdullah II warned Tuesday of the Muslim world's potential "destruction", in light of the region's escalating violence.

EGYPT, Cairo : Trucks and APC's of Egyptian riot police are parked in the main street leading to Egypt's landmark Tahrir square on August 20, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt.AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA
17:01 GMT

An Egyptian court will review a petition for the release of deposed President Hosni Mubarak on Wednesday, sources said.

IRAN, Tehran : A general view of Iran's parliament during a session to discuss the President's proposed cabinet in Tehran on August 13, 2013. AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI
16:42 GMT

Iran on Tuesday called for the US to release CIA files on its role in the 1953 coup against Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq.

IRAQ, Arbil : An Iraqi-Kurdish man delivers mattresses as the Iraqi Red Crescent Society gathers aid supplies for Syrian refugees in the city of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on August 19, 2013. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED
16:07 GMT

The government of Iraqi Kurdistan has imposed a daily quota of 3,000 Syrians, in order to cope with the huge influx of refugees entering the country.

UNITED STATES, Chilmark : US President Barack Obama makes a statement on Egypt August 15, 2013, in Chilmark, Massachusetts. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON
15:32 GMT

A U.S. Senator said this week that military aid Egypt has been temporarily cut off, following violence and unrest in the country.

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he gives a speech during a meeting at his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) party headquarters in Ankara, on August 20, 2013
12:47 GMT

Turkish Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday claimed he has evidence that proves that Israel is behind the recent ousting of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

Egyptian security forces detain demonstrators after a crackdown on a protest camp by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood on August 14, 2013 in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque. (AFP)
09:03 GMT

The Egyptian general prosecution has ordered the arrest of 260 supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi for inciting violence against Egyptian security forces.

Egyptian army armoured personnel carriers (APC) are seen stationed in front of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square on August 18, 2013 in Cairo. (AFP)
08:15 GMT

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged for an investigation into the suspicious deaths of 36 Islamist prisoners in a Cairo prison.

Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie was arrested shortly after midnight on Tuesday in northern Cairo (Photo: Egyptian Police Facebook page)
07:43 GMT

Egyptian security sources arrested the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, after he was found hiding in a residential apartment in northern Cairo on Tuesday .

An Egyptian policeman talks to a soldier manning an armoured personnel carrier outside the Egyptian Constitutional Court in Cairo on Monday (AFP photo)
05:00 GMT

Jordan on Monday reiterated its support for the Egyptian government, telling the army to stand strong in its fight against internal terrorism.

August 19, 2013

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, seen here before the July 3 protest that saw him removed from office. (AFP/File)
16:09 GMT

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to prison for 15 days for inciting violence against protesters, according to the state news agency.

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal. (AFP/File)
16:09 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister said Monday that the Kingdom will help Egypt with its finances if any Western countries cut their aid to the country over the recent violence.