October 10, 2013
Thirty suspects will be tried in the UAE next month for their alleged setup of an illegal branch of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Gulf country.
European Union official Catherine Ashton, who has worked closely with the Muslim Brotherhood and the interim Egyptian government, said that the clashes seen in Egypt this week prove the deep polarisation and mistrust inherent in Egyptian society.
The White House announced late Wednesday that it will withhold major military equipment and cash transfer aid to Egypt until the country's democracy and human rights record improves.
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was kidnapped by armed militants early Thursday while staying at a hotel in Tripoli and has been taken to an unknown location.
Algerian blogger Abdelghani Aloui, who was detained for "contempt" and "defending terrorism" after he posted cartoons online that mock the country's president Abdelaziz Boutelifka, is expected to file for bail Thursday.
October 9, 2013
Saudi Arabia issued a warning to Muslim pilgrims Wednesday to not use next week's hajj for "political purposes."
Yemen's national dialogue session scheduled for Wednesday was canceled after delegates from The Southern Movement and Zaidi Ansarullah staged a sit-in in Sanaa to protest the direction of the talks.
Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is due to stand trial on November 4 over charges that he incited the murder of anti-Muslim Brotherhood protesters.
An explosion targeting an Egyptian military intelligence office in the Sinai peninsula department heavily damaged the building on Wednesday but caused no casualties.
Egyptian military forces seized and destroyed weapons in Sinai.
White House has refuted allegations that US is halting military assistance to Egypt.
Human Rights group Amnesty International have said the Egyptian security services have systematically failed to protect Egypt's Christian minority in the aftermath of pro-Morsi demonstrations in August.
October 8, 2013
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan announced Tuesday that it will not deliver its citizens abroad for trial in response to the US abduction of alleged al-Qaeda member Anas al-Libi Saturday.
Turkish Prime Minister Recept Tayyip Erdogan met with Hamas chief Khalid Mashaal Tuesday in Ankara. Erdogan also publicly denounced Turkey's involvement with al-Qaeda linked groups in response to Syria's Assad's accusations earlier Tuesday.
Jordan's King Abdullah met with the Egyptian interim president Tuesday calling for Egyptian "unity." While the two heads of state met in Amman, the Egyptian government in Cairo revoked the Muslim Brotherhood's NGO registration and seized the Islamist group's frozen assets.