Regional News

October 16, 2013

Turkish Airlines pilots Murat Akpinar (L) and Murat Agca, who were kidnapped in Beirut in August 2013. [AFP]
06:26 GMT

In a video released just before the Eid, two Turkish pilots that have been held hostage since August speak on camera.

October 15, 2013

During an interview with Al Masry Al Youm, Egyptian Defence Minister Abdel Fattah El Sisi revealed that before Morsi's ousting, he attempted numerous times to reconcile the Muslim Brotherhood and opposition forces. (AFP/File)
08:24 GMT

During an interview with Al Masry Al Youm, Egyptian Defence Minister Abdel Fattah El Sisi revealed that before Morsi's ousting, he attempted numerous times to reconcile the Muslim Brotherhood and opposition forces.

October 14, 2013

Pro-Morsi supporters in Alexandria were hit with tear gas during a protest on Monday. (AFP)
17:47 GMT

Egyptian police fired teargas at protesters supporting deposed president Mohamed Morsi in the city of Alexandria on Monday.

Supporters of Egyptian ousted president Mohamed Morsi and of the Muslim brotherhood movement demonstrate against the military in Cairo's eastern Nasr City district. (AFP)
12:09 GMT

Tamarod, or 'Rebel', the group responsible for the withdrawal of Egypt's confidence in ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, announced Monday they will be holding election rallies after Eid and rejected claims that it will cooperate with Mubarak-affiliated candidates.

Morsi scheduled for trial in early November. [AFP]
10:02 GMT

Morsi defends his position, via his family, that negotiations are off the table for the upcoming schedule trial for charges on inciting violence.

The Egyptian prosecution has launched an investigation into a pro-Brotherhood newspaper who is accused of slandering Defence Minister Sisi. (AFP/File)
08:12 GMT

Egypt's general prosecution has launched an investigation into a complaint that the pro-Muslim Brotherhood Rasd news outlet fabricated recent audio and video leaks in an attempt to slander military leaders and undermine Egypt's army and police.

Egyptian army's soldiers stand guard in Cairo's eastern Nasr City district on October 11, 2013, as supporters of Egyptian ousted president Mohamed Morsi demonstrate against the military. (AFP)
07:32 GMT

Morsi supporters calling for Egyptians to demonstrate on the day of Arafat on the eve of the Eid.

October 13, 2013

Kerry addresses Iran relations. [state.gov]
18:43 GMT

After a recent capture of a Taliban commander in Iran, Kerry ensures efforts for a new security pact will not be lots.

Three policemen were injured in the Sinai peninsula on Sunday after unknown gunmen attacked their bus. (AFP/File)
12:42 GMT

Three Egyptian police conscripts were injured in North Sinai on Sunday after their interior ministry bus was attacked by unknown gunmen.

Pearl Square is historically known for protests in Bahrain. [guardian}
10:44 GMT

Bahrain police use force to stop protests by Shiite groups aiming at Sunni-led government.

Foreign Ministers Prince Saud al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (left), of Saudi Arabia, and Laurent Fabius, of France, at an earlier meeting in Marrakech. Saudi Arabia and France have called for a stable Egypt and for the international community to up their support for the Syrian opposition. (AFP/File)
08:34 GMT

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and France stressed the need for a stable Egypt and called for the international community to provide more support to the Syrian opposition.

October 12, 2013

Yemen's President Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi (C) speaks during the closing session of a conference on national dialogue in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (Image credit: AFP)
18:04 GMT

Thousands of separatists demanding secession gathered at Parade Square in the center of Aden on Saturday.

Supporters of Egyptian ousted president Mohamed Morsi attack a police vehicle in Cairo's eastern Nasr City district on October 11, 2013, after clashes broke out during a demonstration against the military. (Image credit: AFP)
15:42 GMT

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.

Muslim pilgrims leave after the afternoon prayer in Mecca's Grand Mosque. (Image credit: AFP)
07:31 GMT

1.325 million pilgrims were transported to the holy sites on Friday.

More than 100,000 Syrians living in Egypt have tried to leave for Europe on overcrowded ships (AFP)
05:00 GMT

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.