Regional News

July 11, 2013

Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour (R) meeting with with new-appointed Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi, on July 9 (AFP/ Egyptian presidency)
09:06 GMT

Egypt's interim Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi said he won't rule out positions for the Muslim Brotherhood in the new government

US fighter jets (Image used for illustrative purposes only: Geoff Burke/ Getty)
01:35 GMT

The United States Pentagon plans to send four more F-16 fighter jets to Egypt in the coming weeks, according to American officials.

July 10, 2013

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi (AFP)
15:13 GMT

Egypt’s ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi is in a “safe place” following the army’s decision to overthrow him, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday

A December 8, 2012 file photo shows Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie speaking during a press conference (AFP)
13:09 GMT

The Egyptian prosecution ordered the arrest of 10 Muslim Brotherhood members, including their spiritual leader, for allegedly instigating violence that killed more than 50 Brotherhood backers in clashes with the army this week

Turkish policeman detain a protestor during a protest on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul on July 8 (AFP)
12:42 GMT

A 19-year-old university student who was hurt during anti-government protests that rocked Turkey last month has died from his injuries, bringing the death toll in the unrest to five

A picture taken on July 6, shows Egyptian policemen inspecting the car of a Coptic Christian priest killed in al-Arish north of the Sinai peninsula (AFP)
10:18 GMT

Two killed and six injured in attack on security checkpoint in North Sinai, two other attacks take place without casualties

Kuwaiti Reham al-Jlewe (C), a candidate in Kuwait's upcoming parliamentary elections, welcomes her guests at her election campaign tent in Kuwait City (Yasser al-Zayyat / AFP)
08:33 GMT

‘Vote merchants’ set up special fund to oversee ‘smooth operations’

Egyptian supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi flash the sign for victory as they shout slogans during a rally in support of the former Islamist leader (Mahmud Hams / AFP)
08:18 GMT

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said on Wednesday it will reject an offer to join a new interim government, a week after the country’s elected President Mohamed Mursi was ousted by the army

July 9, 2013

Pro-Morsi rallies leave a significant death toll (Image Gianluigi Geurcia / AFP)
23:55 GMT

Official: 54 killed in Republican Guard clashes

Abdel Maguid Mahmoud tenders his resignation (Image courtesy of Voanews)
23:37 GMT

Prosecutor-general Abdel Maguid Mahmoud officially resigns

New Egyptian President Hazem el-Beblawi (Source: Image courtesy of Perthnow)
17:20 GMT

Former Finance Minister Hazem el-Beblawi is named Prime Minister, with Mohamed ElBaradei as Vice President

Egypt's Tamarrod movement have branded the country's interim charter as "dictatorial." (AFP)
14:53 GMT

Egypt's Tamarrod campaign which launched the campaign that resulted in Mohamed Morsi being ousted from office have branded the country's interim charter as 'dictatorial.'

Former Taliban fighters hand over their weapons (File photo used for illustrative purposes)
13:50 GMT

A diplomat and Taliban official say Tuesday the Afghan Taliban are closing their Qatar office at least temporarily to protest demands they remove a sign that identified the movement as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

An Egyptian military helicopter flies over a rally on July 7, 2013. (Source: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)
13:02 GMT

Haaretz reported that the Israeli government asked the United States to keep military aid to Egypt flowing.

A Saudi Arabian citizen convicted of murder was beheaded on Monday, bringing the execution toll to 57 in 2013 (Getty image used for illustrative purposes)
09:09 GMT

Saudi Arabia beheaded one of its citizens on Monday, the 57th person to be killed by the state in 2013