Regional News

August 21, 2013

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton talks to the press prior to an extraordinary EU Foreign Affairs Council on August 21, 2013 at the European Headquarters in Brussels. (AFP)
18:29 GMT

The EU has agreed to halt all arms sales to Egypt over the 'disproportionate' force it used against supporters of Mohamed Morsi.

Presidential political adviser Mostafa Hegazy speaks during a press conference in Cairo on August 17, 2013. (AFP/HO/Egyptian Presidency)
18:03 GMT

Egyptian presidential advisor Mostafa Hegazy on Wednesday slammed the western media for its 'missing stories' from the Egyptian crisis, saying it was not reporting the full picture of what is occurring in the country.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

Cairo criminal court on Wednesday ordered former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak be freed, leading to speculation he could be out of detention as soon as Thursday.

Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour will soon begin deliberating over the amended Egyptian constitution. (AFP)
12:28 GMT

The technical committee entrusted with deliberating over the Egyptian constitution has finished its task and given it to the Egyptian government to discuss.

Egypt has warned Erdogan that it is running out of patience with remarks such as those made by the Turkish PM on Tuesday that accused Israel of being behind the ousting of Morsi. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT

After Turkish Prime Minster Erdogan accused Israel of being behind the recent Egyptian unrest, the Egyptian government has slammed the Turkish official and said it is 'running out of patience'.

 Egyptian troops keep watch at a checkpoint during the curfew hours in Cairo late on August 19, 2013
07:57 GMT

The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy, an umbrella group led by the Muslim Brotherhood, has called for an escalation of violence in Egypt and widespread civil disobedience.

Syria seen from the Golan Heights (Wikimedia Commons/ photos8.com)
05:53 GMT

U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights could be affected by a spillover from the Syrian conflict, a senior U.N. official said Tuesday.

For Illustrative Purposes (Wikimedia Commons/Susan Sterner)
05:31 GMT

A spokesman for the United States denied Tuesday media reports that military aid to Egypt had been temporarily halted.

August 20, 2013

EGYPT, Cairo : Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood supporters walk in a street towards Ramses square in Cairo on August 16, 2013 as demonstrators gathered in support of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi. AFP PHOTO / KHALED KAMEL
19:09 GMT

The Muslim Brotherhood has announced Mahmoud Ezzat to be its temporary spiritual leader, following the arrest of Mohamed Badie.

LEBANON, Beirut : Lebanese people hand a poster of Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon's militant Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah, from their balcony. AFP PHOTO / ANWAR AMRO
18:47 GMT

The Gulf Cooperation Council has severely criticized Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah for his remarks on Syria last week, and called for Hezbollah to withdraw its fighters from the war-torn country.

 A picture taken on November 22, 2012, in Cairo shows Egyptian opposition leader and Nobel Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei leaving at the end of a joint press conference. AFP PHOTO / STR
18:20 GMT

Nobel prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei is to be tried in court over his decision to resign from his post as Egypt's Vice-President.

King Abdullah II of Jordan (Wikimedia Commons/European People's Party)
17:51 GMT

Jordan's Abdullah II warned Tuesday of the Muslim world's potential "destruction", in light of the region's escalating violence.

EGYPT, Cairo : Trucks and APC's of Egyptian riot police are parked in the main street leading to Egypt's landmark Tahrir square on August 20, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt.AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA
17:01 GMT

An Egyptian court will review a petition for the release of deposed President Hosni Mubarak on Wednesday, sources said.

IRAN, Tehran : A general view of Iran's parliament during a session to discuss the President's proposed cabinet in Tehran on August 13, 2013. AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI
16:42 GMT

Iran on Tuesday called for the US to release CIA files on its role in the 1953 coup against Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq.

IRAQ, Arbil : An Iraqi-Kurdish man delivers mattresses as the Iraqi Red Crescent Society gathers aid supplies for Syrian refugees in the city of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on August 19, 2013. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED
16:07 GMT

The government of Iraqi Kurdistan has imposed a daily quota of 3,000 Syrians, in order to cope with the huge influx of refugees entering the country.