Regional News

October 7, 2013

Bedouin tribes in the Jordanian desert.  Tribalism has often been the cause of conflict in Jordan. (Image credit: Getty)
17:49 GMT

Former Irbid deputy Abdul Nasser Bani Hani was killed on Sunday night during a tribal clash.

Iraqi women walk past a burnt-out vehicle on October 7, 2013 following a bombing attack in Baghdad's eastern al-Jadidah district the night before. (Image credit: AFP)
17:04 GMT

A woman was caught by a security guard as she was placing a bomb next to a primary school south of Baghdad.

Yemeni policemen and people gather at the scene where the bodyguard of Germany's ambassador to Yemen was killed in the southern Sanaa district of Hada. (Image credit: AFP)
16:35 GMT

Gunmen shot down the German Ambassador’s bodyguard in Sanaa. In another incident, a Sierra Leonean working for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) was kidnapped.

Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour is due in Amman on Tuesday to meet with King Abdullah. (Photo courtesy of the Egyptian presidency)
12:55 GMT

Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour is due to travel to Amman on Tuesday, despite widespread clashes across Egypt causing the death of more than 50 civilians.

Egyptian policemen stand guard in Sinai. Recent militant attacks targeting the Egyptian security forces have grown in scope. (AFP/File)
11:04 GMT

An attack on an army patrol near the Suez Canal city of Ismailia on Monday killed five Egyptian soldiers as a car bomb targeting security headquarters in Sinai killed two people and injured 50 more.

Tires burn as Egyptian Muslim brotherhood and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi take part in clashes with riot police along Ramsis street in downtown Cairo, on October 6, 2013 (AFP)
07:49 GMT

At least 51 people have died in Cairo after deadly riots broke out as pro-Muslim Brotherhood marches protesting against the army met pro-military groups in Tahrir Square.

October 6, 2013

EGYPT, Cairo : Egyptian Muslim brotherhood and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi run for cover from tear gas during clashes with riot police along Ramsis street in downtown Cairo, on October 6, 2013 (AFP)
20:46 GMT

At least 34 people were killed and more than 80 wounded on Sunday in Egypt between supporters of ousted former President Mohamed Morsi.

John Greyson and Tarek Loubani were arrested whilst trying to enter Gaza in mid-August. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Press/Al Arabiya)
09:22 GMT

Egypt on Sunday released two Canadians that have been held without charges since mid-August. John Greyson and Tarek Loubani were arrested whilst trying to enter Gaza over the summer and are accused of taking part in pro-Morsi clashes.

Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi flash a four finger symbol, known as "Rabaa", which means four in Arabic, to remember those killed in the crackdown on the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp in Cairo. The Egyptian military is preparing for widespread violence as the country marks the 40th anniversary of the October 1973 war with Israel. (AFP)
07:35 GMT

As Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of Egypt's October 1973 war with Israel, the Egyptian military is preparing for an outbreak of violence as thousands gear up to flood the streets.

Bahrain's general prosecutor charged ex-MP Khalil Marzooq with "inciting terrorist crimes" Saturday as part of a nationwide crackdown on Shiite opposition figures (Courtesy of CNN)
04:00 GMT

Bahrain's general prosecutor charged Shiite opposition ex-MP Khalil Marzooq Saturday for "inciting terrorist crimes" due to his public support for the February 14 Coalition that was formed during the February 2011 pro-democracy protests.

October 5, 2013

Tear gas was used to stop Islamist students from assembling Saturday as part of Egyptian authorities' security initiative ahead of Sunday's October war anniversary (Courtesy of CNN)
17:34 GMT

Egyptian police used tear gas to stop Islamist students from assembling in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square Saturday where security forces previously conducted a bloody crackdown on Morsi supporters in August.

Gadhafi's overthrow has created a power vacuum in the North African country where growing clashes between rival clans has undermined Libya's political transition (AFP)
16:21 GMT

Militants near the city of Bani Walid killed at least 12 Libyan soldiers at a checkpoint Saturday.

Tunisia's UGTT, led by Houcine Abassi drafted the political transition roadmap, including the blueprint for the talks between the Islamist Ennahda party and the opposition that started Saturday (AFP)
15:28 GMT

Tunisia's political transition dialogue between the Islamist Ennahda party and the opposition was officially launched Saturday to end the three-month political crisis in the country.

Morsi supporters are calling for more protests on the anniversary of the 1973 October war Sunday (Courtesy of the Baltimore Sun)
13:20 GMT

Supporters of ousted former Egyptian President Morsi are calling for new protests on the anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war anniversary Sunday.

Morsi supporters clashed with Egyptian security forces throughout the country Friday leaving at least four killed in the violent exchanges (Courtesy of STR/AFP/Getty Images)
05:17 GMT

Clashes between Morsi supporters and security forces killed at least four people in Egypt Friday.