Regional News

August 12, 2013

Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi (portrait) watch a football match between the two main Cairo protest camps by members of the Muslim Brotherhood and backers of the ousted Islamist leader set up at the Nahda and Rabaa al-Adawiya squares, on August 11, 2013 in Cairo's al-Nahda square/ (AFP)
07:34 GMT

The Egyptian government said it was leaving all options on the table over the possible dispersal of pro-Morsi sit-ins across the country, as threats of violence loom.

August 11, 2013

Iraqi city of Aqrah in the northern Kurdish region of the country
08:57 GMT

President of Iraqi Kurdistan, Massoud Baranzani, has said his region will defend Kurds in Syria.

QALANDIA : Palestinian Muslim worshipers talk with an Israeli border guard as they walk towards the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI
08:48 GMT

A Palestinian crossing over from the Gaza Strip into Israel was killed on Saturday, with Israeli troops fearing a security threat.

YEMEN, SANAA : A Yemeni soldier checks vehicles near Sanaa International Airport on August 6, 2013 in Yemen.  AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED HUWAIS
08:40 GMT

2 militants were killed Saturday in a suspected U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen.

RAQ, Baghdad : An Iraqi worker cleans the pavement on August 11, 2013 on the scene of a car bomb attack that occured the day before in the northern Baghdad neighbourhood of Shaab. AFP PHOTO ALI AL-SAADI
08:33 GMT

Attacks which left 61 dead in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Saturday have been heavily criticized by the U.S.

EGYPT, Cairo : Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi shout slogans during a demonstration in support of Morsi in Cairo, on August 9, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ AHMED MAHMOUD
08:16 GMT

Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters of deposed President Morsi threatened to continue protests Saturday, after government warnings that demonstrations would be broken up by force.

August 10, 2013

LEBANON, Beirut : Lebanese army troops patrol the airport road on the southern outskirts of Beirut on August 9, 2013, following the kidnapping by gunmen early in the morning of two pilots working for Turkish Airlines on the road leading to the airport. AFP PHOTO / ANWAR AMRO
12:39 GMT

Lebanon is stepping up security to ensure the security of tourists in the country, following the kidnapping of two Turkish pilots Friday.

View from Mount Sinai (Wikimedia Commons/ Wilson44691)
11:14 GMT

An al-Qaeda-linked group has said it was the target of an Israeli drone strike in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday.

JERUSALEM : An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man blows a whistle during a protest against members of the liberal Jewish religious group Women of the Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on August 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ MENAHEM KAHANA
09:44 GMT

Israel will not sign with the EU any agreement inapplicable on the lands it occupied in the 1967 war.

RAN, Tehran : A handout picture released by the official website of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, shows him leading Eid al-Fitr prayers at Tehran University in the Iranian capital on August 9, 2013.  "AFP PHOTO / HO / KHAMENEI.IR"
09:38 GMT

A deal signed by Zimbabwe's government to provide Iran with raw materials needed for developing a nuclear weapons, has been uncovered by The Times newspaper.

LEBANON, Beirut : A picture taken on August 9, 2013 in Beirut shows Lebanese security forces standing guard in front of the Radisson Martinez Hotel, where members of a Turkish Airlines crew are staying. AFP PHOTO ANWAR AMRO
09:23 GMT

Turkey will withdraw most of its United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon, in a decision taken prior to this week's kidnapping of two Turkish pilots in Beirut.

Egyptian children run while holding a portrait of ousted president Mohamed Morsi during a demonstration in support of Morsi in Cairo, on August 9, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA
08:32 GMT

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has called on Egyptians to prevent the further loss of life

US President Barack Obama holds a press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 9, 2013.  TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB
08:16 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday al-Qaeda has been "broken apart" but that regional offshoots still pose a grave threat.

August 9, 2013

Egyptian police man the Rafah border (AFP/File)
18:18 GMT

A huge Israeli airstrike was launched Friday afternoon targeting Egyptian militants at the Rafah border, according to news reports.

EGYPT, Cairo : Members of the Muslim brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi attend a sit-in outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque on the first day of Eid al-Fitr celebrations on August 8, 2013 in Cairo. (AFP)
11:57 GMT

The European Union will continue with its mediation efforts in Egypt despite not making much progress so far, a spokesperson for EU high ranking official Catherine Ashton said Friday.