Regional News

November 17, 2013

Foreign groups loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s ready to fight alongside Syria. [Getty Images]
05:30 GMT

Syrian National Council Defense Minister Assad Mustafa said Assad's allies to launch an "organized invasion" in areas outside Damascus.

November 15, 2013

Borge Brende said Norway would dispatch a civilian cargo ship and a Navy frigate to Syrian ports to pick up the stockpiles and carry them elsewhere for destruction. [Reuters]
13:32 GMT

Norway on Thursday announced it will help the U.N. eliminate the Assad government’s chemical weapons.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi ( and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov give a press conference on November 14, 2013 in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Sergei Lavrov and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu hold talks with Egyptian counterparts on weapons sales and political relations during an official visit. [AFP]
12:58 GMT

Russia is offering to sell Egypt modern helicopters and air defense systems in a landmark deal worth $2 billion military.

Morsi is alleged to have encouraged the murder of protesters demonstrating outside Cairo's presidential palace last December. [guim]
10:01 GMT

Morsi moved to solitary confinement after his ten days in a hospital. The continuation of his trial is expected to start next week.

November 14, 2013

Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov give a press conference on November 14, 2013 in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. [bbcimg]
16:25 GMT

As possible flames of progress lessen between Egypt and US, Russia shows up as "available" for talks as a comforting rebound. Despite any rumors, Egypt is not expected to stray too far from the US.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, United Nations-Arab League special envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attend a press conference after their high-stakes talks on Syria's chemical weapons at the UN headquarters in Geneva, on September 13, 2013. [Getty Images]
11:55 GMT

Long-delayed Geneva II conference aimed at ending Syria's civil war will take place on December 12.

Palestinian family shows damage to their home after unknown assailant set it on fire, Thursday, November 14, 2013. [Haaretz.com]
10:12 GMT

5 Palestinians suffer smoke inhalation in Ramallah area when suspected Jewish extremists set fire to a Palestinian house.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Egyptian counterpart Nabil Fahmy in Cairo yesterday. The pair were accompanied by their respective Defense ministers, Sergei Shoigu and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (AP)
06:01 GMT

An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced 12 Morsi supporters to 17 years in prison each on charges that they attacked the Sunni Islamic University, al-Azhar, and Egypt and Russia met for the second day in Cairo in a landmark visit to renew relations between the two countries.

The head of Lebanon's militant Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah speaks during a rare live appearance from Beirut's southern suburb neighbourhood of Rweiss on November 13, 2013. [Getty Images]
05:52 GMT

During a rare live appearance from Beirut's southern suburb neighborhood of Rweiss on November 13, 2013. Nasrallah argued that failure to strike a deal with ally Iran over its nuclear programme would spell 'war in the region.'

A Patriot Missile battery. (Image credit: Getty)
04:00 GMT

Turkey's foreign ministry says it has asked NATO to extend for a year the deployment of Patriot missiles along the Syrian border.

November 13, 2013

Morsi is planning on suing the Egyptian government over his ousting in July, his lawyers said Wednesday. (AFP/File)
12:19 GMT

Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi is planning on suing the army-installed government authorities over his removal from office in July, his lawyer told reporters on Wednesday.

Mubarak, 85, was sentenced to life in prison last year for failing to prevent the killing of demonstrators. [stabroeknews]
09:39 GMT

Next week will bring a final decision on whether Mubarak will be released from house arrest or continue his detention.

Saudi Arabia officially turned down its seat on the UN Security Council as the Kingdom's envoy sent UN Chief Ban Ki-moon a letter informing the international body of its decision. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT

Saudi Arabia officially turned down its seat on the UN Security Council as the Kingdom's envoy sent UN Chief Ban Ki-moon a letter informing the international body of its decision.

Sisi is due to talk military cooperation with his Russian counterpart in Cairo on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
06:43 GMT

Egyptian Defence Minister Abdel Fattah Al Sisi and his Russian counterpart are set to meet on Wednesday to discuss military cooperation between the two countries.

Saudi Arabia won 140 out of 193 votes in its bid for the council seat Tuesday (Reuters)
04:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday despite KSA's recent crackdown in the last weeks on foreign workers.