Regional News

October 9, 2013

Bombs over Bedouins. [haaretz]
11:07 GMT

An explosion targeting an Egyptian military intelligence office in the Sinai peninsula department heavily damaged the building on Wednesday but caused no casualties.

Egyptian military on the move. [turner]
07:38 GMT

Egyptian military forces seized and destroyed weapons in Sinai.

Egypt has been worried about US withholding aid. [bbcimg]
07:10 GMT

White House has refuted allegations that US is halting military assistance to Egypt.

Amnesty International has slammed Egypt for failing to protect its Christian minority. (AFP)
07:05 GMT

Human Rights group Amnesty International have said the Egyptian security services have systematically failed to protect Egypt's Christian minority in the aftermath of pro-Morsi demonstrations in August.

October 8, 2013

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan says that Libya values its "important" relationship with the United States, but "our concerns about our citizens is another duty and responsibility." (Reuters)
18:28 GMT

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan announced Tuesday that it will not deliver its citizens abroad for trial in response to the US abduction of alleged al-Qaeda member Anas al-Libi Saturday.

Turkish PM Erdogan has met previously with other Hamas leaders such as Ismail Haniyeh within the past year (Reuters)
18:13 GMT

Turkish Prime Minister Recept Tayyip Erdogan met with Hamas chief Khalid Mashaal Tuesday in Ankara. Erdogan also publicly denounced Turkey's involvement with al-Qaeda linked groups in response to Syria's Assad's accusations earlier Tuesday.

Jordan's King Abdullah was among the first country leaders to welcome the military coup that ousted former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi (AP)
17:20 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah met with the Egyptian interim president Tuesday calling for Egyptian "unity." While the two heads of state met in Amman, the Egyptian government in Cairo revoked the Muslim Brotherhood's NGO registration and seized the Islamist group's frozen assets.

Yemen's president Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi says that only a few remaining issues need to be discussed to establish a federal and united country and solve the southern question (Courtesy of Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)
16:40 GMT

Yemen's president Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi announced Tuesday that Yemen's national dialogue is a "a few days away" from establishing a new and just federal structure for the country's government.

Saudi Arabia has reiterated its support to Egypt in its fight against "terrorism and sedition". Saudi's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud (R) welcoming Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour in Riyadh on Tuesday. (AFP)
12:47 GMT

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah on Tuesday renewed the KSA's support of the interim Egyptian government in its fight against "terrorism and sedition".

An Egyptian riot policeman takes position in Al Jumhuria street in downtown Cairo during clashes with Muslim Brotherhood supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on October 6, 2013. (AFP)
07:55 GMT

Egypt's Prosecutor General ordered on Monday comprehensive investigations into the violence that erupted in Cairo and outside the capital on Sunday. 53 people were killed in Cairo as seven security officials were killed elsewhere in Egypt.

October 7, 2013

Bedouin tribes in the Jordanian desert.  Tribalism has often been the cause of conflict in Jordan. (Image credit: Getty)
17:49 GMT

Former Irbid deputy Abdul Nasser Bani Hani was killed on Sunday night during a tribal clash.

Iraqi women walk past a burnt-out vehicle on October 7, 2013 following a bombing attack in Baghdad's eastern al-Jadidah district the night before. (Image credit: AFP)
17:04 GMT

A woman was caught by a security guard as she was placing a bomb next to a primary school south of Baghdad.

Yemeni policemen and people gather at the scene where the bodyguard of Germany's ambassador to Yemen was killed in the southern Sanaa district of Hada. (Image credit: AFP)
16:35 GMT

Gunmen shot down the German Ambassador’s bodyguard in Sanaa. In another incident, a Sierra Leonean working for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) was kidnapped.

Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour is due in Amman on Tuesday to meet with King Abdullah. (Photo courtesy of the Egyptian presidency)
12:55 GMT

Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour is due to travel to Amman on Tuesday, despite widespread clashes across Egypt causing the death of more than 50 civilians.

Egyptian policemen stand guard in Sinai. Recent militant attacks targeting the Egyptian security forces have grown in scope. (AFP/File)
11:04 GMT

An attack on an army patrol near the Suez Canal city of Ismailia on Monday killed five Egyptian soldiers as a car bomb targeting security headquarters in Sinai killed two people and injured 50 more.