Regional News

August 10, 2013

View from Mount Sinai (Wikimedia Commons/ Wilson44691)
11:14 GMT

An al-Qaeda-linked group has said it was the target of an Israeli drone strike in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday.

JERUSALEM : An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man blows a whistle during a protest against members of the liberal Jewish religious group Women of the Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on August 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ MENAHEM KAHANA
09:44 GMT

Israel will not sign with the EU any agreement inapplicable on the lands it occupied in the 1967 war.

RAN, Tehran : A handout picture released by the official website of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, shows him leading Eid al-Fitr prayers at Tehran University in the Iranian capital on August 9, 2013.  "AFP PHOTO / HO / KHAMENEI.IR"
09:38 GMT

A deal signed by Zimbabwe's government to provide Iran with raw materials needed for developing a nuclear weapons, has been uncovered by The Times newspaper.

LEBANON, Beirut : A picture taken on August 9, 2013 in Beirut shows Lebanese security forces standing guard in front of the Radisson Martinez Hotel, where members of a Turkish Airlines crew are staying. AFP PHOTO ANWAR AMRO
09:23 GMT

Turkey will withdraw most of its United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon, in a decision taken prior to this week's kidnapping of two Turkish pilots in Beirut.

Egyptian children run while holding a portrait of ousted president Mohamed Morsi during a demonstration in support of Morsi in Cairo, on August 9, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA
08:32 GMT

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has called on Egyptians to prevent the further loss of life

US President Barack Obama holds a press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 9, 2013.  TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB
08:16 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday al-Qaeda has been "broken apart" but that regional offshoots still pose a grave threat.

August 9, 2013

Egyptian police man the Rafah border (AFP/File)
18:18 GMT

A huge Israeli airstrike was launched Friday afternoon targeting Egyptian militants at the Rafah border, according to news reports.

EGYPT, Cairo : Members of the Muslim brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi attend a sit-in outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque on the first day of Eid al-Fitr celebrations on August 8, 2013 in Cairo. (AFP)
11:57 GMT

The European Union will continue with its mediation efforts in Egypt despite not making much progress so far, a spokesperson for EU high ranking official Catherine Ashton said Friday.

Two men have been arrested in Saudi Arabia on terror charges. (AFP/File/Image for illustrative purposes)
08:45 GMT

Saudi officials have said they arrested two men for plotting terror charges that are allegedly linked to the Al Qaeda threats made on Western interests in the Middle East.

August 8, 2013

An Egyptian woman displays a pro-Morsi slogan made of pastry to be used for Eid al-Fitr cookies as supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi take part in a sit-in outside Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque on August 7 (AFP)
09:02 GMT

The Egyptian presidency said Wednesday that foreign attempts to kickstart democracy in the country have failed due to unwillingness and violence on the part of the Muslim Broterhood

August 7, 2013

A supporter wears a mask of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi showing a portrait of a child, victim of the clashes during a protest in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria on August 6, 2013. (AFP)
17:00 GMT

One man was killed and 46 people were injured on Wednesday after clashes broke out in the Egyptian city of Alexandria between supporters and opponents of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

A police trooper inspects a vehicle at the entrance of the Sanaa International Airport on August 7, 2013. (AFP)
15:19 GMT

The Yemeni government on Wednesday said that it had intercepted and stopped a huge Al Qaeda terrorist plot that sought to kidnap foreigners, take control of oil exports and seize two major cities.

Tunisians chant slogans in front of the National Constituent Assembly on August 6, 2013 in Tunis. (AFP)
09:48 GMT

The recent suspension of the Tunisian Constituent Assembly has been called a coup by an Assembly member from Ennahda, the Tunisian ruling Islamist party.

EGYPT, Cairo : A handout picture made available by the Egyptian presidency on August 6, 2013, shows Egypt's Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei holding talks with the US Senator John McCain on August 6, 2013 in Cairo. "AFP PHOTO / HO /EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY "
05:08 GMT

US and EU envoys in Egypt did not discuss ways to end the crisis between Egypt's interim government and the Muslim Brotherhood, says the Islamist pro-Morsi coalition.

August 6, 2013

EGYPT, Alexandria : Supporters of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi, hold up his image during a protest in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria late on August 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO/STR
18:20 GMT

Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham urged Egypt's interim government to release jailed members of the Muslim Brotherhood.