Regional News

July 15, 2013

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

July 11, 2013

Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour (R) meeting with with new-appointed Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi, on July 9 (AFP/ Egyptian presidency)
14:09 GMT

The US State Department dubs the rule of Mohamed Morsi 'undemocratic'; new interim Egyptian government lauds apparent US policy shift

(image used for illustrative purposes only / courtesy of Facebook UNHCR)
13:57 GMT

A Saudi princess was arrested on Wednesday and charged with human trafficking in the United States, after a domestic worker managed to flee and report abuse to the police

Libyan protesters shout slogans waving national flags during a demonstration on the Algeria Square to demand the removal of arms and the evacuation of unofficial armed groups and the implementation of the General National Congress (GNC)'s decision on July 7 (AFP)
10:02 GMT

The Libyan government has regained control of its interior ministry from an armed group that had taken over the building for a week, an official said Wednesday

Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour (R) meeting with with new-appointed Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi, on July 9 (AFP/ Egyptian presidency)
09:06 GMT

Egypt's interim Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi said he won't rule out positions for the Muslim Brotherhood in the new government

US fighter jets (Image used for illustrative purposes only: Geoff Burke/ Getty)
01:35 GMT

The United States Pentagon plans to send four more F-16 fighter jets to Egypt in the coming weeks, according to American officials.

July 10, 2013

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi (AFP)
15:13 GMT

Egypt’s ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi is in a “safe place” following the army’s decision to overthrow him, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday

A December 8, 2012 file photo shows Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie speaking during a press conference (AFP)
13:09 GMT

The Egyptian prosecution ordered the arrest of 10 Muslim Brotherhood members, including their spiritual leader, for allegedly instigating violence that killed more than 50 Brotherhood backers in clashes with the army this week

Turkish policeman detain a protestor during a protest on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul on July 8 (AFP)
12:42 GMT

A 19-year-old university student who was hurt during anti-government protests that rocked Turkey last month has died from his injuries, bringing the death toll in the unrest to five

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)
10:18 GMT

Two killed and six injured in attack on security checkpoint in North Sinai, two other attacks take place without casualties

Kuwaiti Reham al-Jlewe (C), a candidate in Kuwait's upcoming parliamentary elections, welcomes her guests at her election campaign tent in Kuwait City (Yasser al-Zayyat / AFP)
08:33 GMT

‘Vote merchants’ set up special fund to oversee ‘smooth operations’