Regional News

September 11, 2013

Libyan firefighters extinguish a fire caused by a powerful blast near a foreign ministry building on September 11, 2013 in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. (AFP)
08:47 GMT

One year after Libyan militants hit the US embassy in Benghazi, a car bomb targeted the Libyan foreign ministry building on Wednesday morning.

September 10, 2013

An MP opened fire using a AK-47 on his colleague in the Jordanian House of Representatives in Amman on Tuesday. (Image for illustrative purposes, courtesy of The Jordan Times/Hassan Tamimi)
09:51 GMT

The sound of gunshots rang throughout the Jordanian House of Representatives on Tuesday morning, amid reports that one MP had opened fire during a parliamentary session.

September 9, 2013

A Hamas policeman stands guard along the border with Egypt and the Palestinian territory on September 8, 2013 in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah. The Egyptian army has launched a major offensive against militants in the area. (AFP)
14:55 GMT

The Egyptian military on Monday continued their crackdown on the Sinai peninsula, near the Palestinian Gaza strip, in a bid to quash the strong militant presence in the area.

Amr Moussa, who is in charge of creating the new Egyptian constitution, said he will take on board the lessons of the 2011 and 2013 revolutions. (AFP)
09:46 GMT

As Mubarak-era official Amr Moussa takes over drafting the Egyptian constitution, he promised to include lessons from the 2011 and 2013 revolutions in the new document.

September 8, 2013

An Egyptian policeman stands guard near the scene of a bomb that targeted the convoy of Egyptian Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim in Cairo on September 5, 2013. An Al Qaeda inspired group have claimed responsibility for the attack. (AFP)
18:47 GMT

Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, an Egyptian group inspired by Al Qaeda, on Sunday claimed responsibility for the assassination attempt on the Egyptian interior minister Mohammed Ibrahim last Thursday.

The Egyptian army have launched a massive campaign against Sinai militants. (AFP/File)
08:09 GMT

The Egyptian army's campaign has killed nine militants in the Sinai peninsula on Saturday.

Tunisians wave their national flag as they march outside the National Assembly in Tunis on September 7, 2013. (AFP)
07:54 GMT

Tens of thousands of Tunisians took to the streets on Saturday to call for the resignation of the government.

September 6, 2013

Two pro-Morsi protesters have been killed in clashes across Egypt. (AFP)
21:39 GMT

Two Egyptian protesters were killed in Egypt on Friday as pro-Morsi and pro-Army demonstrations across the country descended into violence.

A Palestinian tunnel worker rests at the entrance of a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip on August 27, 2013.(AFP)
12:38 GMT

The Egyptian government said on Friday that it is working with UN to help find an alternative to the tunnels linking Gaza to Egypt and establishing a security zone in the area.

September 5, 2013

gyptians gather at the site of a bomb that targeted the convoy of the Egyptian Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim in Cairo on September 5, 2013. (AFP)
13:04 GMT

Mohammad Ibrahim, Egyptian interior minister, warned against terrorism dominating Egypt's future shortly after he survived an assassination attempt in Cairo's Nasr City on Thursday morning.

A photo from the blast in Nasr City (Photo : Screen Shot from ONTV, courtesy of Ahram Online)
11:01 GMT

Egypt's Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim was uninjured after a bomb targeted his convoy in Cairo's Nasr City on Thursday.

September 4, 2013

Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour said Wednesday Egypt would not return to a police state. (AFP/File)
10:20 GMT

Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour rejected claims that Egypt is moving back towards a Mubarak-era police state.

September 3, 2013

11 Muslim Brotherhood members have been sentenced to life in prison for allegedly inciting violence towards anti-Morsi protesters in August. (AFP/File)
16:29 GMT

11 members of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood were given life sentences in prison on Tuesday over charges they incited violence against protesters, as 11 members were given 25 years and 45 other members were given five years.

Waves crash over the bow of the Arleigh-Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Barry, one of those deployed to the Mediterranean in anticipation of a military strike on Syria. (AFP)
10:22 GMT

The Russian Ministry of Defence reported on Tuesday that its radars had detected two ballistic 'objects' being fired into the Mediterranean as the world anticipates a military intervention in Syria.

Dozens of militants have been killed in the Sinai peninsula after the Egyptian army launched an attack on their strongholds. (AFP/File)
08:35 GMT

The Egyptian army launched a series of missile strikes at militant strongholds in the Sinai peninsula on Tuesday, killing dozens.