December 26, 2013
Syrian and Egyptian turmoil have developed to new devastating levels throughout 2013, and recent tensions between regime and opposition groups suggest ending the turmoil in both countries is not necessarily in the near future. Is the end therefore closer-or further away than before?
Egypt's prominent youth activists Ahmed Maher, Mohamed Adel and Ahmed Douma, who were jailed by authorities last week, launched a hunger strike this week to protest their treatment in a south Cairo prison.
Turkey's opposition spoke out Thursday against "scandal-hit" Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, accusing him of trying to rule the country via a "secretive 'deep state,' or a "shadowy power structure unhindered by democratic checks and balances."
Protesters on Thursday took the streets of the Libyan city of Tripoli, blocking access to the central bank and the city's port, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan.
An unknown individual threw an explosive near a public bus near a school complex in Cairo's Nasr City Thursday morning.
Attacks in Libya's Benghazi left one police officer dead and another wounded late Wednesday as the north African country "spirals" into further violence and chaos.
December 25, 2013
On the third anniversary of the 2011 revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood will be marching and petitioning for former President Mohamed Morsi to be reinstalled in office.
Egypt's Ansar Jerusalem (known as Ansar Bait al-Maqdis in Arabic) has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's deadly attack on a security site in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura that killed 14 people.
Palestinian Islamist movement rejects claims it was involved in terrorist attack on Mansoura security directorate.
King Abdullah of Jordan sent his condolences to the President of Egypt after the recent terror attack in the city of Mansoura.
December 24, 2013
The Prime Minister of Egypt has declared the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group after the most recent attack which killed at least 14 people.
According to Interior Ministry officials, a truck containing explosives was behind the attack on a security site in the Nile Delta that killed some 13 people on Tuesday morning.
A series of deadly bombings - in what appears to be the worst terrorist attack on a government site since the ousting of Morsi in July - killed 12 people early on Tuesday morning in Mansoura.
Sixty-five bombs were been found and defused in the Kandahar province on Monday.
December 23, 2013
After months of disagreement, Islamist rulers and opposition partied reached an agreement to finalize handover of government to a caretaker entity.