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Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak released from prison

Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak released from prison Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison, adding another potentially complicating element to the country's ongoing turmoil.
France says force needed if Syrian chemical attack proved true

France says force needed if Syrian chemical attack proved true Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

France says the international community must respond with force if opposition allegations that Syrian forces used chemical weapons in an attack near Damascus prove true.
Security Council meets on alleged Syrian chemical attack

Security Council meets on alleged Syrian chemical attack Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

The UN Security Council met Wednesday over reports of a chemical weapons attack in Syria that the opposition says was carried out by the army and killed more than 1,300 people. 
Egypt court orders Hosni Mubarak release from jail

Egypt court orders Hosni Mubarak release from jail Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Egypt's former hardline President Hosni Mubarak was ordered released from prison on Wednesday, a move that could potentially stir further unrest in the country riven by political turmoil and violence.
Egyptian authorities arrest 2 Islamist figures

Egyptian authorities arrest 2 Islamist figures Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Egyptian authorities on Wednesday arrested two more Islamist figures: a top ally of the Muslim Brotherhood as he reportedly tried to flee to neighboring Libya disguised as a woman, and a spokesman for the Islamist group on his way to catch a flight out of the country.
Activists, rebels claim Syria chemical weapons attacks kill hundreds

Activists, rebels claim Syria chemical weapons attacks kill hundreds Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Syrian activists accused forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday of using chemical agents during the heavy bombardment of rebel-held areas around Damascus. 
Israelis and Palestinians reportedly talk again

Israelis and Palestinians reportedly talk again Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Diplomatic sources reveal that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met secretly in Jerusalem, a week after US-brokered peace talks were relaunched in the Holy City. 
Egypt's ElBaradei faces court for 'betrayal of trust'

Egypt's ElBaradei faces court for 'betrayal of trust' Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Ex-Vice President ElBaradei was given a court date of September 19 to face a law suit filed in response to his sudden resignation, according to judicial sources on Tuesday.
Syria Kurds, jihadists in fresh battles

Syria Kurds, jihadists in fresh battles Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Fresh fighting has broken out between Kurdish fighters and al-Qaida-linked rebels in northern Syria, where clashes between the two sides have forced tens of thousands of people to flee into neighboring Iraq.
Egyptian authorities arrest Muslim Brotherhood leader

Egyptian authorities arrest Muslim Brotherhood leader Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Egyptian authorities said on Tuesday they had arrested the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, as they stepped up a campaign to crush the party of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak may be freed from jail soon

Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak may be freed from jail soon Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown in an uprising in 2011, will be released from jail within days after a prosecutor cleared him in a corruption case, his lawyer says. 
24 Egyptian policemen killed in Sinai peninsula

24 Egyptian policemen killed in Sinai peninsula Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

Egyptian security officials say suspected militants ambushed two police minibuses in northern Sinai Monday, killing 24 policemen.
Egypt army chief vows to stand firm in face of violence

Egypt army chief vows to stand firm in face of violence Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

The head of Egypt's military says the army will not stand by silently in the face of violence after hundreds of people were killed during the country's recent political unrest.
UN inspectors arrive Syria to probe use of chemical weapon

UN inspectors arrive Syria to probe use of chemical weapon Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

United Nations' inspectors have arrived in Damascus on a mission to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian security forces.
EU says it will review ties with Egypt

EU says it will review ties with Egypt Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

The European Union says it will "urgently review" its relations with Egypt where more than 800 people have died in clashes between security forces and supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi. 
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