Regional News

August 15, 2013

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.

An Egyptian woman mourns over the body of her daughter wrapped in shrouds at a mosque in Cairo on August 15, 2013, following a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi the previous day. (AFP)
11:41 GMT

The streets of Cairo were calm on Thursday morning as its citizens attended to the many makeshift morgues set up across the city, announcing that the death toll from Wednesday's violence reached at least 464 people.

A Palestinian supporter of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, shouts slogans as she stands in between the Egyptian (R) and Palestinian flags during a protest against the violence in the Egyptian capital on August 14, 2013, in Gaza City. (AFP)
11:31 GMT

The Egyptian authorities have closed its Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip for an indefinite period of time following the mass unrest across the country.

A man grieves as he looks at one of many bodies laid out in a make shift morgue after Egyptian security forces stormed two huge protest camps at the Rabaa al-Adawiya and Al-Nahda squares where supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi were camped, in Cairo, on August 14, 2013
07:59 GMT

The US is reportedly rethinking a planned joint military training exercise scheduled to be held with the Egyptian army following the bloodshed that followed a crackdown on pro-Morsi protest camps Wednesday.

 supporter of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi walks through the debris following clashes with police in Cairo on August 14, 2013. (AFP)
07:22 GMT

The Egyptian government has denied claims that it arrested several influential Muslim Brotherhood leaders following a police crackdown on pro-Morsi protesters.

August 14, 2013

An injured Egyptian youth is seen at a makeshift hospital during clashes between supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi and police in Cairo on Wednesday. (AFP)
18:14 GMT

The Egyptian interim cabinet on Wednesday announced that 12 governorates across the country would have a curfew imposed upon them, effective immediately.

 ElBaradei, seen here in 2012, announced his resignation on August 14, 2013 in a letter to the interim president on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
17:24 GMT

Mohamed ElBaradei, the interim vice president of Egypt, resigned on Wednesday over the government's violent crackdown of pro-Morsi supporters.

U.N. Human rights Chief Navi Pillay (Wikimedia Commons/United States Mission Geneva)
15:53 GMT

U.N. Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay on Wednesday urged Hamas to halt post-Eid public executions.

For Illustrative Purposes (AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSE)
15:27 GMT

The international community has condemned Wednesday's violence in Egypt, with Turkey urging an end to what it called the day's "massacre".

EGYPT, Cairo : Reporters run for cover during clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, and police in Cairo on August 14, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MOSAAB EL-SHAMY
15:22 GMT

The Egyptian government on Wednesday declared a month-long state of emergency, following deadly clashes around the country.

A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi fires fireworks towards police during clashes in Cairo on Wednesday. (AFP)
14:46 GMT

Asmaa Al Beltagui, the 17 year-old daughter of wanted Muslim Brotherhood official Mohammed Al Beltagui, was shot by Egyptian police in Cairo on Wednesday during a major police crackdown on pro-Morsi camps across the capital.

Syrian President Bashar Assad. (Getty/AFP/File)
13:26 GMT

President Bashar Assad's office denied Wednesday media reports that the Syrian leader's Damascus residence was the recent target of an attack.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas delivers a speech to released Palestinian prisoners, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, August 14, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI
13:17 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday he would "not rest" until all Palestinians in Israeli jails-around 4,500- are released.

EGYPT, Cairo : An Egyptian woman tries to stop a military bulldozer from going forward during clashes that broke out as Egyptian security forces moved in to disperse supporters of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi in a huge protest camp near Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in eastern Cairo on August 14, 2013. AFP PHOTO /MOHAMMED ABDEL MONEIM
12:47 GMT

From Alexandria to Cairo, from the latest death toll figures to the latest arrests amongst the Muslim Brotherhood, a round-up of news on the tumultuous streets of Egypt today.

EGYPT, Cairo : A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency shows Egypt's vice president Mohamed El Baradei, interim president Adly Mansour and prime minister Hazem El-Bablawi attending the first meeting of the 20 newly appointed Egyptian Governors on August 13, 2013 in Cairo. AFP PHOTO / HO /EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY
05:17 GMT

Egyptian Interim President Adly Mansour has appointed new governors for Egypt's 20 provinces, including both Islamists and former military.