Regional News

August 19, 2013

Egyptian army soldiers take out barbed wire that was surrounding the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo ahead of planned demonstrations on August 18, 2013. (AFP)
10:06 GMT

Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi are set to protest his removal from office in Cairo and Giza on Monday

Egyptian security forces stand guard at the Rafah border with Gaza in the Sinai peninsula. 24 Egyptian policemen were killed in an ambush attack on Monday. (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT

At least 24 Egyptian policemen were killed in an ambush attack on Mondayn the Sinai peninsula, according to Egyptian officials.

An Egyptian army armoured vehicle is seen in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo ahead of planned demonstrations on August 18, 2013. (AFP)
07:37 GMT

36 supporters of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi were killed by tear-gas and 'overcrowding' after attempting to escape from prison in Cairo on Sunday evening.

August 18, 2013

Egyptian policemen carry an Islamist man outside Cairo's Al-Fath mosque where Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi held up on August 17, 2013. (AFP)
17:00 GMT

The Anti-Coup alliance, a leading Egyptian Islamist coalition, have cancelled a march scheduled to be held Sunday in support of former President Mohamed Morsi over security issues.

An Egyptian soldier keeps watch from the top of an army armoured personnel carrier at the entrance of Tahrir Square on August 18, 2013 in Cairo. (AFP)
15:43 GMT

The Egyptian group Tamarod, who were instrumental in the ousting of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, are calling for the end to US aid in Egypt and the cancellation of the Camp David peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.

A woman protestor chants slogans in front of a poster of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi during a demonstration condemning the recent deadly military crackdown on pro-Morsi protesters in Cairo on August 17, 2013 in Istanbul. (AFP)
13:44 GMT

Muslim Brotherhood lawyer Mustafa El Demeery said Sunday that since the Egyptian government launched their violent crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, more than 3,500 Brotherhood members have been arrested.

A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and of ousted president Mohamed Morsi runs past a burning vehicle during clashes with security officers close to Cairo's Ramses Square, on August 16, 2013. (AFP)
12:00 GMT

The Muslim Brotherhood is scaling down the number of marches it is planning in an attempt to cut down on the number of fatalities the group sustains when confronting Egyptian security forces.

August 17, 2013

EGYPT, MINYA : A picture taken on August 14, 2013, shows the facade of the Prince Tadros Coptic church after being torched by unknown assailants in the central Egyptian city of Minya. AFP PHOTO/STR
12:03 GMT

Egypt's Orthodox Coptic Church announced Friday its support for the military in its fight against supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

For Illustrative Purposes. AFP PHOTO / Jose Manuel Rondon
11:40 GMT

A bomb explosion on the Iraqi-Turkish pipeline has halted the flow of crude oil to the Mediterranean port of Ceyhan in Turkey.

SAUDI ARABIA, Riyadh : Saudi royal honor guards smile as they attend the ceremony of the Eid al-Fitr prayer at Turki bin Abdullah grand mosque in Riyadh, on August 8, 2013. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE
10:33 GMT

Numerous Arab states have come out in support of the Egyptian military's crackdown on supporters of ousted President Morsi.

EGYPT, Cairo : Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi throw stones as they clash with security officers in Cairo's Ramses Square, on August 16, 2013. AFP PHOTO / VIRGNIE NGUYEN HOANG
10:32 GMT

Egyptian police announced Saturday it had made 1004 arrests of alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood over the past 24 hours.

LEBANON, Beirut : Lebanese civilians and emergency personnel gather at the site of a car bomb between the Bir el-Abed and Roueiss neighbourhoods, in the southern suburb of Beirut on August 15, 2013. AFP PHOTO/EZZAT ATTAR
07:54 GMT

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah has accused Jihadist groups fighting in Syria for recent attacks against Hezbollah strongholds in Lebanon.

August 15, 2013

An Egyptian man walks between lines of bodies wrapped in shrouds at a makeshift morgue in Cairo on August 15, 2013, following a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of Mohamed Morsi. (AFP)
16:06 GMT

Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police members mourned those killed in Wednesday's crackdown on pro-Morsi camps across Cairo on Thursday afternoon.

A picture of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi is seen hanging admist debris at Rabaa al-Adawiya square in Cairo on August 15, 2013, following a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of the ousted Islamist leader the previous day. (AFP)
15:26 GMT

The French, German and British governments on Thursday summoned the Egyptian ambassadors serving in their countries over Wednesday's crackdown pro-Morsi supporters.

Giza governor's office (Photo: Snapshot ONTV via Ahram Online)
15:07 GMT

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi set fire to a government building in Giza on Thursday afternoon.