Regional News

July 17, 2013

Said Al Shehri, a high ranking AQAP official who was killed by a US drone attack. (Image courtesy of Al Arabiya)
08:38 GMT

Said Al Shehri, a high ranking official in Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has been killed by a US drone attack, according to AQAP officials.

Two veiled Egyptian women, supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, sit in front police standing behind barbed wire fencing that blocks the access to the headquarters of the Republican Guard in Cairo on July 8, 2013. (AFP)
07:53 GMT

Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and 34 Muslim Brotherhood officials have been summoned in for questioning by the Egyptian state court.

July 16, 2013

Iranian President Hasan Rouhai (AFP/ATTA KENARE)
15:55 GMT

Hasan Rouhai has sent messages of support to Syrian President and leader of Hezbollah.

EGYPT, Cairo : A supporter of deposed president Mohamed Morsi holds a picture of him during a rally in Cairo's Six of October bridge on July 15, 2013. (AFP/MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)
15:24 GMT

More than 400 protesters have been arrested by Egyptian security forces following Monday night's violence.

NIGERIA, Abuja : Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir takes part in the African Union Summit on health (AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI)
14:58 GMT

The Sudanese President leaves an African Union summit in Nigeria early amidst arrest speculation.

July 15, 2013

US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns (AFP/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI)
16:07 GMT

Leaders of Egypt's second-largest Islamist party and Tamarod movement refuse to meet senior US official

For Illustrative Purposes (Getty Images/Sami Sarkis)
15:24 GMT

Lebanon is working with the World Bank to create a fund to manage incoming aid for Syria

SYRIA, RAQQA : Syrian children wait in line to collect a free “Iftar” meal in the northern city of Raqqa during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on July 14, 2013. (AFP PHOTO/MEZAR MATAR)
14:36 GMT

The UN envoy for children in war is in Syria for talks

 Soldiers of the Egyptian Army stand guard in front of the headquarters of the Egyptian Republican Guard in Nasr City on July 5, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt.  (Photo by Ed Giles/Getty Images).
14:05 GMT

Social media circulates an alleged Muslim Brotherhood document calling for shedding of blood in army

A protest against Israel's Praer-Begin plan by Negev Arabs (courtesy of Activestills Facebook page)
13:45 GMT

Bedoin-Arabs in protest against Israeli land legislation

Pilgrims perform haj in 2010. (source: Wikimedia Commons / Fadi El Binni)
08:13 GMT

The new virus has killed 38 people so far in Saudi Arabia.

July 13, 2013

Syrian rebels head to the town of Bsankol in the northwestern province of Idlib to join comrades fighting regime forces for the control of the highway that connects Idlib with Latakia on July 11, 2013. (AFP PHOTO/DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS)
13:18 GMT

According to anonymous US sources speaking to CNN, Israel was reportedly behind a strike in Syria's Latakia last week

An Egyptian supporter of deposed president Mohammed Morsi holds his portrait during a sit-in protest outside the presidential palace in Cairo on July 13, 2013 (AFP/PHOTO/MAHMOUD KHALED)
12:11 GMT

A senior member of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Mount Sinai (Commons Wikimedia/Ian Sewell)
11:41 GMT

The Egyptian military plans to get tough on Islamist militants in Sinai

For Illustrative Purposes (Commons Wikimedia/ Soman)
10:38 GMT

Hamas tells UK paper The Guardian it enjoys low-level communication with most European countries