Regional News

September 20, 2013

The Islamist-led Tunisian government announced its acceptance of a reform plan to end the political crisis in the country (Courtesy of Amy Keus/Digital Journal)
16:15 GMT

Tunisia's ruling Islamist-led government announced Friday its acceptance of a UGTT-drafted plan to hold national dialogues with opposition figures, reform the government cabinet, and hold new elections.

Security forces have arrested at least 85 individuals in their "hunt" for Morsi supporters in Kerdasa (Courtesy of DW)
13:42 GMT

Security forces have been "hunting" for Morsi supporters in the town of Kerdasa Friday, after storming the town Thursday for the first time since August 14th.

Early Friday morning attacks on a military camp base in Shawba are suspected as AQAP actions (Courtesy of Hurriyet Daily News)
08:38 GMT

At least 40 personnel were killed Friday from al-Qaeda attacks in southern Yemen.

September 19, 2013

An Egyptian armed policeman holds a position in front of a burnt police station in the village of Kerdasa on the outskirts of Cairo, on September 19, 2013. (AFP)
18:11 GMT

51 suspected Islamists have been arrested in Cairo's Kerdasa district over their alleged involvement in an assault on a police station that killed 11 officers.

Usually practicing an open door policy, Turkey has closed border crossings with Syria periodically for security reasons (Courtesy of National Turk)
13:21 GMT

Turkey closed its Oncupinar border gate on Thursday due to clashes between Free Syrian Army and Al-Qaeda affiliated rebel groups in the frontier town of Azaz.

National Dialogue talks in Bahrain will continue despite opposition party boycott (Courtesy of Bahrain Observer)
10:31 GMT

Bahrain's Prime Minister calls for new security guidelines "to protect all" after clashes in Dair and Duraz and the opposition boycott of the National Dialogue shake the country's stability.

The Egyptian police launched an offensive on the Cairo district of Kerdasah on Thursday in an attempt to arrest Islamist militants suspected of torching police stations and killing security officials. (AFP/File)
08:27 GMT

At least one police officer was killed in the outskirts of Cairo on Thursday when security forces launched an operation against armed Islamist groups in the capital's Kerdasah district.

September 18, 2013

Mohamed Morsi spoke to his family for the first time since his ousting in July last week, his lawyer said Wednesday. (AFP/File)
16:06 GMT

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's legal team said the ousted leader spoke to his family for the first time since June 30, when he was removed from office, last week.

Following the mass protests and violence that have swept across Egypt after the ousting of former presidents Morsi and Mubark, Egypt's interim government is said to be considering adopting a mixed political system with a rigorous balance of powers. (AFP/File)
10:56 GMT

Egypt might adopt a mixed political system after decades of presidential system, fearing a slip back to authoritarian rule. The new system would ensure balance of powers between the executive and legislative powers.

September 17, 2013

Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi raise up posters with the four finger symbol during a demonstration against the military backed government in Cairo. (AFP)
13:19 GMT

17 supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi were arrested in Cairo on Tuesday while they were attempting to block the Cairo metro.

New curfews in Egypt have been adapted to be school-friendly (Image: courtesy of
10:36 GMT

Egypt is planning to adjust curfews from August protests in fourteen governorates to accommodate students starting the school year this Saturday.

September 16, 2013

10 Egyptian soldiers were injured in Sinai on Monday after a roadside bomb exploded. (AFP)
10:37 GMT

A roadside bomb in the Sinai peninsula injured 10 Egyptian soldiers on Monday, as the army launches a major offensive against militant groups in the area.

A picture taken from the southern Gaza Strip shows an Egyptian soldier standing guard on the border between Egypt and the Palestinian territory. The Egyptian army vowed to continue its crack down on the Sinai peninsula on Monday. (AFP)
09:38 GMT

The spokesperson for the Egyptian army said Monday that it will continue to launch offensives against the Sinai peninsula until militant forces have been completely eradicated from the area.

September 15, 2013

An Egyptian child walks in front of the wreckage of a burnt down car, the day after an attack by Egyptian Army in a village on the outskirt of the Northern Sinai (AFP)
11:03 GMT

The Egyptian army is continuing its crack down on militant groups in the Sinai peninsula, raiding several villages near the Rafah border with Palestine.

Egyptian toppled president Hosni Mubarak has charged Washington with sparking the uprising that removed him from power in 2011. (AFP)
10:47 GMT

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has reportedly blamed the US for starting the uprising that ousted him from power, charging that it began in 2005 and not 2011.