October 20, 2013
Around 200 Egyptian truck drivers held by an armed Libyan group have been freed
While Egyptian security forces fired tear gas at 500 students and arrested four from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, militant attacks escalated in Sinai against security authorities in another day of countrywide clashes Sunday.
254 Syrian and Egyptian migrants seeking asylum landed in Italy Sunday.
UN ambassadors from the Arab world are urging Saudi Arabia to reconsider its decision to forgo its non-permanent member seat of the UN Security Council, but their calls are being challenged by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Qatar who backing the kingdom's decision.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced that talks with Libya were in progress Saturday to secure the release of more than twenty Egyptian drivers who were kidnapped by militias in its neighboring country.
October 19, 2013
Two Turkish pilots who were kidnapped over two months ago in Beirut were handed over to Lebanese authorities and left Beirut airport for home late Thursday.
Government forces killed nine "terrorists" and confiscated two tons of explosives in Tunisia Saturday as part of nationwide efforts to crackdown on jihadists' activity in the North African country.
The retrial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resumed behind closed doors Saturday, with former intelligence chief Murad Muwafi scheduled to testify.
A car bomb exploded near an army intelligence building in Egypt's Ismailia killing at least four soldiers Saturday.
South Korea is scheduled to ship 1.6 million tear gas canisters to Bahrain by month's end. The small Gulf country has used tear gas in an unprecedented manner to crackdown on the country's anti-government movement.
Tunisia's ruling Islamist-led Ennahda party said Friday that they expect new elections to be held under the country's political transition plan within six months.
October 18, 2013
Unknown assailants gunned down Libya’s military police chief, Colonel Ahmed Mustapha al-Barghathi, Friday in the restive eastern city of Benghazi, security services said.
Security and military sources have said that a suicide car bomber has killed 12 soldiers and wounded six others in an attack on a military command center in southern Yemen's Abyan province.
Saudi Arabia said on Friday it refuses to accept its rotating U.N. Security Council seat, saying the council is incapable of ending wars and resolving conflicts.
Approximately 1.4 million Muslim pilgrims from 188 countries started leaving Saudi Arabia at the end of a largely incident-free haj.