August 30, 2013
Iran has warned against U.S. military intervention in Syria, saying any such action would be met with attacks on Israel.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the United States would continue to seek out an international coalition to act together on Syria, despite the UK parliament voting against military action.
The UK parliament Thursday voted against taking military action in Syria, in a move seen as a severe rebuff for Prime Minister David Cameron.
August 29, 2013
Mohamed Beltagi, senior politician in the Muslim Brotherhood, was arrested in the outskirts of Cairo on Thursday during the continuing state crackdown on the Islamist movement.
Jordan's King Abdullah and Pope Francis agreed on Thursday that dialogue is the only option for Syria, urging the Western states to rethink their potential strike.
Former Brotherhood members and leaders of the Salafi Nour Party and Ghad Al Thawra party met in secret this week to devise solutions for the current political crisis between the army and Egypt's Islamists.
August 28, 2013
Saif Gaddafi, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, will go on trial in September for war crimes and crimes against humanity that he perpetrated during Libya's civil war.
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that Washington will continue to push for national reconciliation in Egypt, as the interim government pushes the country towards economic, democratic reform.
Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi have warned that the amendments to the Egyptian constitution, placing the judiciary and army above the state, will return Egypt to Mubarak-style politics.
August 27, 2013
Despite military leaders meeting in Amman over a potential Syrian intervention, millions of Jordanians headed to local polling stations to cast their votes in the municipal elections.
Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour is to form a 50 member committee to finalise Egypt's constitution, amid expectations that the committee will largely be formed of secular thinkers despite the participation of ultraconservative Nour Party.
August 26, 2013
Egyptian Salafist Nour Party has said it will partake in upcoming discussions on Egypt's new constitution to ensure that Egypt's Islamic identity is protected.
The spokesman for the Egyptian interim government Ahmed El Meslemani said that the country is ready to move forward with its 'political roadmap' that it has defeated a conspiracy against the state.
August 25, 2013
The trial of high ranking Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leaders was postponed on Sunday because the defendents, former Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie and two deputies, were absent.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, his two sons Gamal and Alaa, former interior minister Habib El-Adly and his aides arrived in court on Sunday for their retrial over the killing of protesters during the January 25 uprising.