Regional News

September 22, 2013

Egyptians waving the national flag and a portrait of Egyptian Defence Minister and Military Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the district of Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, on September 20, 2013. (AFP)
17:54 GMT

Military spokesman Ahmed Ali says calls for army Commander-in-Chief Abdel Fattah Al Sisi to run for president are a 'popular sentiment'; reiterates army won't intervene in politics.

Tunisian mediator and Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Houcine Abbassi speaks during a press conference to announce the result of its latest bid to mediate an end to the crisis on September 21, 2013 in Tunis. (AFP)
12:49 GMT

Failed talks with the government Saturday have stalled efforts to end the political crisis in the country.

September 21, 2013

Egyptian security forces patrol after attacks. [AFP]
06:12 GMT

Search continues after Egyptian security forces regain control of Kerdasa, town near Cairo.

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.