Regional News

July 9, 2013

A Saudi Arabian citizen convicted of murder was beheaded on Monday, bringing the execution toll to 57 in 2013 (Getty image used for illustrative purposes)
09:09 GMT

Saudi Arabia beheaded one of its citizens on Monday, the 57th person to be killed by the state in 2013

Head of the Egyptian armed forces General Sisi (AFP)
07:14 GMT

Egypt's Nour Party withdraws from transitional 'roadmap,' tables fresh initiative aimed at ending bloodshed

Egypt interim president Adly Mansour (AFP)
06:49 GMT

Parliamentary elections and ratification of amended 2012 constitution will take place before presidential elections; President and Cabinet hold legislative authorities during transitional period

July 8, 2013

An Egyptian supporter of deposed president Mohamed Morsi holds a copy of the Koran stained with blood and empty casing as he attends a rally in support of the former Islamist leader (AFP)
21:32 GMT

Moderate-Islamist Wasat Party says military's departure from domestic politics is 'only solution' to Egypt's current precarious state of affairs

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi wave their national flag as they attend a rally in support of the former Islamist leader outside Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque (AFP)
19:24 GMT

Washington on Monday condemned 'explicit' calls to violence by Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and urged the military to show 'maximum restraint' as violent unrest swept the country

Egyptian supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi sit in front of barbed wire fencing that blocks the access to the headquarters of the Republican Guard in Cairo on July 8, 2013. (AFP/PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS)
16:43 GMT

Military spokesman Ahmed Aly said in a press conference Monday that armed groups attacked army and police forces Monday.

 Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo. Photo for Illustrative Purposes Only (Source: Commons Wikimedia/Daniel Mayer)
16:03 GMT

Egypt's top cleric Ahmed al-Tayyeb says he will go into seclusion until Egyptian violence ceases.

Protesters shout slogans waving national flags during a demonstration on Algeria Square to demand the removal of arms and the evacuation of unofficial armed groups on July 7, 2013 in the Libyan capital Tripoli.(MAHMUD TURKIA /AFP)
15:47 GMT

Protesters gathered in Tripoli Sunday, calling for the disbanding of the capital's militias.

Image file photo - used for illustrative purposes
14:52 GMT

On the anniversary of civil war in Yemen, thousands of people gathered Sunday to demand the independence of South Yemen.

14:49 GMT

Two Egyptian soldiers kidnapped by supporters of deposed President Morsi have managed to escape their captors.

A picture released by opposition-run Shaam News Network on July 2, 2013 shows rebel fighters scouting the area in Syria's central city of Homs. (Source:  "AFP PHOTO / HO / SHAAM NEWS NETWORK")
13:55 GMT

A Syrian government official claims a contested part of Homs has been captured from the rebels. The rebels have denied this.

Protestor raises specter of deposed Morsi at Cairo rally turned violent, July 7 (Image Mahmoud Khaled / AFP)
09:10 GMT

Egypt's daggers at dawn: Early morning Cairo - the city that doesn't sleep- reports a morning slaughter leaving 34 killed outside Cairo’s army headquarters

Egyptians wave the national flag on a building rooftop on July 7, 2013 as hundreds of thousands flood Egypt's landmark Tahrir square to demontrate against ousted President Mohammed Morsi and in support of the Egyptian Army in Cairo (Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
05:57 GMT

Hundreds of thousands take to the streets to uphold former president Mohamed Morsi's ouster as political figures mull post of prime minister

July 7, 2013

Israeli ultra orthodox activists demonstrate In Arab-Israeli City Of Nazareth (Image used for illustrative purposes/ Getty/ By: Uriel Sinai)
21:47 GMT

Israel's cabinet has approved a bill curbing conscription exemptions from the ultra Orthodox student communities

Ziad Bahaa El-Din has been offered the position of PM for Egypt, say Ahram (image courtesy of Amwal Al Ghad)
20:32 GMT

Ziad Bahaa El-Din, founder of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, has been offered the post of Egypt's Prime Minister, over ElBaradei who has reportedly since been offered the job of VP