October 21, 2013
Police and pro-independence protesters in Western Sahara clashed during the UN envoy's trip to the disputed territory, forcing many civilians to seek treatment at nearby hospitals.
Amnesty International criticizes Saudi for moving in reverse in terms of human rights violations within the region.
In a press conference Sunday, Libyan security chief Abdelmonem Essid announced proudly that he was behind Prime Minister Ali Zeidan's abduction ten days ago and PM Zeidan described the situation in the north African country as "beyond anyone's abilities."
Egyptian Interim PM Hazem El Beblawi says the country's roadmap is bringing stability after period of turmoil, agrees to reconsider controversial protest law.
Gunmen fired on Egyptian wedding guests outside a Coptic Christian church late Sunday, killing three and wounding nine.
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.