Bahrain and Egypt on Thursday apparently joined Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in blocking access to websites run by the pan-Arab satellite network Al-Jazeera, part of a growing regional dispute with Qatar after an alleged hack of its state-run news agency.
Qatar said hackers allegedly broke into the website of its state-run news agency on Wednesday and published a fake story quoting the ruling emir making controversial comments. The purported fake story prompted Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to respond by blocking Qatari media, including broadcaster Al-Jazeera.
Leader of Iraq's National Alliance Ammar al-Hakim called for a regional summit with the participation of Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt.
Archaeological workers in Egypt unearthed an ancient human burial site with at least 17 intact mummies near the Nile Valley city of Minya, according to news agency reports.
Israel’s embassy in Cairo has been closed for the past five months over alleged security issues in a move described by Egypt as “strange and inexplicable”.
A video has been posted on social media purportedly showing Egyptian soldiers summarily executing unarmed detainees in the Sinai Peninsula.
An Egyptian court ordered on Thursday a renewed corruption probe into ousted president Hosni Mubarak, who has been cleared for release after almost six years in detention, judicial officials said.
Egyptian prosecutors have sentenced 12 people to four day in prison after they staged a protest against the controversial transfer of Egypt’s two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
Egyptian military forces have demolished a dozen tunnels between the country's Sinai Peninsula and the Palestinian Gaza Strip, which have been used by Gazans to bring basic needs into the blockaded territory.
Egypt sentences to life two men linked to ISIS for plotting an attack on a Red Sea resort hotel last January.