Regional News

May 2, 2013

President Morsi had intended to replace ten ministers, the source added, but the number was trimmed to six because he could not persuade enough replacements to join his cabinet.
10:15 GMT

Egypt's cabinet reshuffle will see six ministers replaced, Al-Ahram Arabic news website has reported, citing a government source.

A car bomb in north-eastern Baghdad killed at least three people and wounded 14, police and hospital sources said. Another car bomb north of the city of Ramadi killed two policemen and wounded another 10.
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08:05 GMT

At least 15 people were killed in a series of bomb blasts across Iraq on Wednesday, police and medics said,

Jordan is looking for "international support"
03:59 GMT

Last Friday’s summit between Jordan's King Abdullah and US President Barack Obama at the White House again highlights Jordan’s determination and relentless efforts to find a political solution to the conflict in Syria.

May 1, 2013

The parked car bomb exploded in the Shia-dominated district of Hussainya, east of Baghdad, on Wednesday morning, killing four civilians.  (Photo used for illustrative purposes)
10:21 GMT

A car bomb in a Shia suburb of Baghdad killed four people and wounded 12 others on Wednesday morning.

U.S. President Barack Obama is gearing up to send lethal weapons to the Syrian opposition, according to senior administration officials speaking to The Washington Post on Wednesday. (Photo: AFP / Saul Loeb)
07:50 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama is gearing up to send lethal weapons to the Syrian opposition, according to senior administration officials speaking to The Washington Post on Wednesday.

April 30, 2013

An image grab of local TV coverage showing the car bomb that exploded in the Marjeh area of Damascus. AFP Photo
10:42 GMT

A car bomb that exploded in the heart of the Syrian capital near the Interior Ministry has left at least five people dead, according to local TV reports.

The United Nations office in Geneva. Getty Images.
09:16 GMT

Egypt has decided to withdraw from talks on the Treaty of Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons because "the international community is not taking the issue of Arab security seriously", according to a government spokesperson.

Four students have died following violent clashes involving firearms at a university in Jordan
02:20 GMT

In the latest round of university violence in Jordan, four people have died and a further 13 injured in clashes at Al Hussein Bin Talal University, 220 kilometres south of the capital, Amman.

April 29, 2013

The Jordan-Syrian border
10:21 GMT

Syrian missiles, fired by the Syrian regime during aerial bombardment of rebel southern Syrian towns, have landed in northern Jordan, causing no injuries but increasing fears amongst residents that the Syrian conflict is getting closer to home.

Morsi has told Egypt's top judges that he would personally adopt their proposals for a new judicial authority law in hopes of containing mounting tension between Egypt's Islamist forces and the judiciary.
08:29 GMT

After Sunday's meeting between the presidency and heads of judicial agencies, President Morsi promises to adopt judges's proposal for new judicial authority law.

Several people were killed in Iraq's southern Shia provinces of Amara and Diywaniya early on Monday when three car bombs exploded in public markets. (Photo used for illustrative purposes)
08:03 GMT

Several people were killed in Iraq's southern Shia provinces of Amara and Diywaniya early on Monday when three car bombs exploded in public markets.

April 28, 2013

A former army general from the chemical weapons branch, Zahir al-Sakit, said he was instructed to use chemical weapons. (Al Arabiya)
11:44 GMT

The Syrian government ordered the use chemical weapons against the Free Syrian Army (FSA) during select battles with Syrian regime forces, a defected general told Al Arabiya late Saturday.

Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi has invited all heads of judicial bodies to meet with him on Sunday at the Cairo presidential palace to discuss a resolution for ongoing disputes over the future of the country's judiciary.
10:08 GMT

Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi has invited all heads of judicial bodies to meet with him on Sunday at the Cairo presidential palace to discuss a resolution for ongoing disputes over the future of the country's judiciary.

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza towns on Sunday morning, targeting fighters from Palestinian group Islamic Jihad, the military said. (Photo used for illustrative purposes)
08:03 GMT

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza towns on Sunday morning, targeting fighters from Palestinian group Islamic Jihad.

April 27, 2013

A boy kicks a burning car in Cairo on Friday as violent protests erupted between the police and those who oppose Mohamed Morsi's regime
06:03 GMT

Police disperses Egyptian protesters with tear gas in Cairo as anti-regime violence escalates