October 12, 2013
Thousands of separatists demanding secession gathered at Parade Square in the center of Aden on Saturday.
European Union countries expressed concern at a Brussels meeting that a potential economic collapse in Egypt could prompt a new surge of immigration to Europe.
1.325 million pilgrims were transported to the holy sites on Friday.
Egyptian naval personnel rescued 116 migrants traveling by boat after their vessel capsized Friday, but at least 12 migrants drowned before personnel were able to assist them to safety. Naval vessels were still searching for more survivors late Friday.
October 11, 2013
Bombs targeting Egyptian army vehicles in the Sinai border town of Rafah has left at least seven soldiers wounded Friday.
A car bomb targeting the Swedish consulate in Benghazi and the International Criminal Court's decision to allow Gaddafi's spy chief to be tried in Libya Friday have heightened questions regarding Libya's future during a week of renewed chaos in the North African country.
A suicide bomber wounded at least three members of Yemen's Southern Movement while the activists were en route to demonstrations in Aden to protest the current direction of national dialogue talks in Sanaa.
Police fired tear gas to break up clashes between pro-Morsi and pro-military groups in Alexandria Friday, and an Islamist alliance urged Morsi supporters to avoid Tahrir protests in Cairo.
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has accused a “political party” for his kidnap from a Tripoli hotel Thursday, but did not elaborate or give names on possible suspects.
Turkey's decision to extend its air strike mandate may undermine Turkey's ceasefire withe the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK).
October 10, 2013
Two more Saudis have died of the MERS coronavirus a few days before the HAJ, which begins on Sunday.
Egypt responds to US changes in military aid.
A suicide bomb went off in the Sinai peninsula on Thursday, killing four Egyptian soldiers and injuring five.
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been freed by former rebels who seized him from a hotel earlier on Thursday following the capture of a senior Al Qaeda official on Saturday.
Saudi Arabia announced Thursday that the Kingdom is MERS-free ahead of Sunday's annual hajj.