Regional News

December 8, 2012

Egypt justice minister Ahmed Mekki (Photo: Al-Ahram)
03:00 GMT

Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi may delay a controversial constitutional referendum, slated for 15 December, if the opposition accepts dialogue without preconditions, Justice Minister Ahmed Mekki said on Friday.

December 7, 2012

Barbed wire and security forces outside the presidential palace (Photo: Gianluigi Guercia / AFP)
19:42 GMT

Egyptian opposition protestors broke through barriers outside the presidential palace in Cairo on Friday night, according to reports.

President Barak Obama
11:19 GMT

President Barak Obama has welcomed President Mohamed Morsi's calls for dialogue with opposition figures.

Clinton (back to the camera) and Lavrov on Thursday (Photo: Kevin Lamarque / POOL / AFP)
11:10 GMT

Representatives of the U.S. and Russia met in Dublin on Thursday to discuss Syria’s civil war, Reuters reported.

December 6, 2012

Protests in Kuwait
09:52 GMT

Protests continued in Kuwait on Wednesday night following the emir's decision to reappoint Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah as prime minister.

Tanks in Egypt
09:02 GMT

The Egyptian army deployed tanks outside the presidential palace in Cairo on Thursday morning, according to reports.

Patriot missile launchers
08:18 GMT

The German cabinet has approved sending Patriot missiles to Turkey, according to reports from The Associated Press.

Violent clashes in Cairo on Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Mahmoud Khaled / AFP)
05:13 GMT

As violence escalates over President Morsi's controversial draft constitution, at least four were killed in clashes in Cairo on Wednesday.

December 5, 2012

Protestors gather outside President Morsi's palace on Tuesday night
06:42 GMT

The Egyptian president is forced to leave his palace in Heliopolis, Cairo, after protestors gather to vent their anger over the new constitution.

Patriot missile launcher
06:15 GMT

Unable to stop the shells falling on to their side of the border, Turkey calls in NATO to defend their territory.

December 3, 2012

Russian president, Vladimir Putin
12:17 GMT

According to reports online, President Vladimir Putin, will discuss the plans during his visit to Turkey on Monday.

Patriot missile defense system
09:19 GMT

According to a British newspaper, Turkish officials asked for Nato Patriot missiles to be deployed last month after intelligence came through that the Syrian government was considering using chemical weapons.

December 2, 2012

Police surrounding the Supreme Court (Twitter)
10:11 GMT

Thousands of Morsi's supporters surrounded the entrance to the Supreme Constitutional Court on Sunday to stop the country's judges from dissolving the assembly that passed his latest constitution.

Election officials in Kuwait
05:32 GMT

The minority sect won 15 seats in polls that, the opposition say, only 26.7 per cent of people voted in.

December 1, 2012

Protests are planned in support of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi
11:21 GMT

Supporters of Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi are staging a rally in Cairo today. The supporters have called their march the “March for Legitimacy and Sharia.”