October 23, 2013
Militants killed an Egyptian soldier while security forces made 72 arrests in Sinai Wednesday, and at least five people were killed in a land dispute between two Coptic Christian families south of Cairo.
Security forces in Yemen foiled an al-Qaeda inmate escape attempt from a Sana'a prison Wednesday.
Human Rights Watch called on the UN to pressure Jordan to lift restrictions on freedom of expression before considering its bid for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council.
US and Russian officials will meet with UN Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, early next month to prepare for a full Syria peace conference in the Swiss capital.
Five people died in a bus collision late Tuesday in Egypt's southern province Minya.
A 17 year-old boy died whilst allegedly transporting a bomb in a Bahraini Shiite village, in the latest of low level Shiite-led attacks in the Sunni-ruled Gulf state.
Egypt's interim government on Tuesday denied reports that it made contact with opposing factions -- the Muslim Brotherhood -- "that use violence to impose their will" in a bid to bring the country out of its current political stalemate.
Secretary of State John Kerry admitted ally Saudi Arabia didn't trust US policy on Syria, as a key Saudi royal family member called the policy a farce.
A member of Tunisia's ruling Islamist Ennahda party accused the opposition of trying to "destroy" proposed dialogue negotiations scheduled to commence Wednesday by calling for anti-government protests.
October 22, 2013
Disabled former rebels from the war that ousted late Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi broke into and vandalized the parliament building in Tripoli Tuesday.
Egyptian prosecutor Hisham Barakat ordered the arrest of four police officers Tuesday for their alleged killing of dozens of Muslim Brotherhood members in detention last August.
Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief told EU diplomats that Riyadh will be scaling back and limiting cooperation with the US in protest against Washington's recent diplomacy in the region, particularly in reference to the Syrian conflict and KSA rival Iran.
Shooting attack in Northern Sinai leaves one man dead and four others injured in the wake.
Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide, Mohamed Badie, is facing a litany of charges and will remain detained for 15 days pending investigation on charges of instigating deadly violence.
The retrial of Egypt's former president, Hosni Mubarak, on charges of killing protesters during the country's 2011 revolution has been postponed until next month.