October 3, 2013
Yemeni forces announced Wednesday that they have reclaimed control of their army headquarters in the south from al-Qaeda militants who seized the building earlier this week.
While Egyptian cabinet members pass draft legislation into law that criminalizes "ridiculing" the nation's flag, an EU convoy met with Muslim Brotherhood leaders to discuss steps for reconciliation between the Islamist opposition and the interim government going forward. Clashes in Suez late Wednesday were also reported, leaving one student dead in the fighting.
Kuwaiti opposition writer Mohammed al-Wushaihi received a three-month jail sentence Wednesday for using Twitter to post "tweets" about a former prime minister.
October 2, 2013
Al Arabiya reported Wednesday that gunmen attacked the Russian Embassy in Libya's capital city.
Tunisia's UGTT announced Wednesday that its leaders have been targeted with "serious threats" due to their efforts to end political turmoil in the country by acting as mediators between the Islamist-led government and the opposition.
Yemen's Foreign Minister announced Wednesday that national reconciliation talks may be delayed up to three months. With Yemen's rocky political transition still in limbo, Al-Qaeda-linked violence continues in the south of the country leaving four Yemeni soldiers.
The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood on Wednesday said it will not retract its calls to end the "military coup" that ousted Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi and will still demand the former president's return to office.
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is set to arrive in Cairo for a three-day visit on Wednesday, during which she will push for dialogue and reconciliation between the Muslim Brotherhood and the interim government.
Hundreds of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and his protestors engaged in a short-lived clash in Cairo on late Tuesday. The Egyptian army quashed the confrontation shortly after it broke out.
October 1, 2013
Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made calls Tuesday for a "quick political transition" to restore stability in the country.
A second Saudi man who was wounded in a road accident resulting from a car chase by members of the kingdom’s religious police last week has died.
The UN released a report Tuesday condemning torture practices in Libya's detention centers and has called on Tripoli to bring the facilities under full state control.
An Egyptian court will hear an appeal on October 22nd against its decision to ban and seize funds from all Muslim Brotherhood activities in the country.
An Egyptian soldier was killed by militants in the Sinai peninsula, bringing the deathtoll of military forces during the army's crackdown on the area to six on Monday alone.
Muslim Brotherhood leader in Suez Mohamed Mongey was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Suez military court Monday, signalling the tough measures the new interim government is taking with members of the Islamist group following Morsi's ouster.