January 7, 2014
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the upcoming U.N. hosted peace conference in Geneva must work to eliminate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from Syria's future, because he is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians.
Egypt has summoned the Iranian charge d'affaires in Cairo over recent comments Tehran made on the escalating violence in Egypt, where it voiced concern over the crackdown on pro-Mohamed Morsi protesters.
January 6, 2014
Tunisia’s constitutional assembly prepares to select a new committee to oversee elections after its work weekend was disrupted by death threats against one of its members.
January 5, 2014
Assailants attacked a police outpost north of Cairo Sunday. No injuries or deaths have yet been reported.
Fighting between Shiite rebels, Sunni tribesmen, and Salafists in Yemen's northern region has left at least 23 dead over the past two days.
The series of car bombs throughout the Middle East in recent weeks are just not independent, random acts. Rather, the increase in violent chaos throughout the region may imply a weakening or shift away from meaningful diplomacy to resolve conflicts nationally, regionally, and internationally.
A Saudi Arabian Airlines jet was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday leaving 29 injured.
Tunisia's parliament sucessfully adopted Article 1 of its new constitution this weekend that stipulated that the Quran will not be the "main" source of law in the country.
January 4, 2014
Egypt summoned the Qatari ambassador in Cairo on Saturday following concerns expressed by the Gulf state over the crackdown on Islamist demonstrators.
January 3, 2014
At least two protesters were killed as Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed with Egyptian security forces in Cairo and several other cities on Friday, Al Arabiya correspondent reported, quoting a security source.
January 2, 2014
Police arrested four suspected terrorists, members of a banned organization, during a raid in Sidi Bouzid.
Libya is planning to resume oil production at its El Sharara oil field this week.
Political deadlock has brought protest and turmoil to Tunisia over the past six months, and it is showing no sign of abating ahead of the Jan. 14 constitution draft deadline.
The third trial of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has been set for Jan. 28 in Cairo.
With all the protests and violent crackdowns reported around Egypt's Al Azhar University, we take a look at what's really going on among the walls of the the world's oldest Islamic learning institution.