Regional News

July 7, 2013

A picture taken on July 6, shows Egyptian policemen inspecting the car of a Coptic Christian priest killed in al-Arish north of the Sinai peninsula (AFP)
08:22 GMT

Explosion hit the gas pipeline in Egypt's Sinai peninsula following an escalation in attacks on security checkpoints in Egypt's eastern region

A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency shows Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour meeting with opposition National Salvation Front leader Mohamed El Baradei (AFP)
07:45 GMT

Egypt's media advisor said Saturday that Mohamed El Baradei had not taken up the post of interim prime minister, despite a number of media reports that he had been chosen for the post

 A combo of image grab taken from a video uploaded to YouTube on July 5, 2013, shows an unidentified group of men taking refuge atop of a building while being surrounded by another group of men (Top-L), hurled of a ledge onto the roof of a building (Top-R, Bottom-L), and then beaten (Bottom-R) (Youtube / AFP)
04:00 GMT

Egyptian activists circulated on Saturday an online video showing what appeared to be Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohammad Mursi throwing two young men off a building during clashes in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

July 6, 2013

For Illustrative Purposes (Source: Commons Wikimedia/ai@ce)
12:30 GMT

With 200 thousand Yemeni migrant workers forced to leave Saudi Arabia, Yemen has asked the International Organisation for Migration for medical, sanitary and housing assistance.

Syrian National Coalition Members November 2012 (Source: Wikimedia/SNC)
11:38 GMT

Members of Syrian National Coalition to have new leader by end of Saturday.

A pro-Morsi sign (Source: Commons Wikimedia/VOA)
10:20 GMT

An alliance of Islamist parties, including Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, called for ongoing protests on Saturday, amidst reports of at least 30 killed in Friday's clashes.

Photograph for illustrative Purposes Only. Photo by: PFC Charlie Chavez. (Source: Commons Wikimedia)
08:34 GMT

American newspaper USA Today has reported that American Marines have moved to Italy to prepare for potential assistance in Egypt.

July 5, 2013

Egyptian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood gather in Cairo (AFP)
20:44 GMT

Clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi swept through Cairo and Alexandria on Friday, leaving at least 17 people dead and 210 injured

Cairo clashes erupt post-Morsi (Image Mahmud Hams / AFP)
17:34 GMT

Egyptian security forces Friday opened fire on a crowd of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo, killing three men, officials said.

Damanhour, Egypt, objects to Morsi's deposition
17:22 GMT

Twenty-one people were injured in Beheira's Damanhour when the city's residents clashed with supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi on Friday lunch time.

Egypt's Prosecutor General Abdel Maguid Mahmoud steps back to previous position (image courtesy of Yahoo News)
17:10 GMT

Prosecutor General resigned from his post Friday for fear of conflict of interest

July 4, 2013

Khairat el-Shater (R) and Mohammed Badie (L) (AFP)
15:21 GMT

Mohammad Badie was arrested on Thursday whilst an arrest warrant was published for his deputy Khairat el-Shater

Eric Cantor, House of Representatives Majority Leader emphasizes importance of Egyptian stability to US national security.   (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
15:06 GMT

Eric Cantor, House of Representatives Majority Leader in the United States, emphasizes importance of Egyptian stability to US national security.

Protests initially sparked by a brutal police action against a local conservation battle to save Istanbul's Gezi Park snowballed into nationwide demonstrations against the Islamic-rooted government.( AFP/Gurcan Ozturk)
12:42 GMT

A court has overturned controversial plans to build over Istanbul's symbolic Gezi Park

Tunisians shout slogans against the ruling Ennahda Party during a protest in front of the Constituent Assembly on July 1, 2013 in Tunis. Tunisia's National Assembly began debating for the first time the draft constitution, which has been criticised by opponents of the Islamist-led government and took far longer to promulgate than originally planned. (AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID)
12:00 GMT

The Tunisian Tamarod protest movement gathers momentum following deposal of President Morsi in Egypt.