Women took 20 out of the 130 seats in the Jordanian parliament. The number of seats in the parliament had been reduced from 150 to 130 but women won two more seats than in the much larger parliament.
Human Rights Watch reports that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has introduced new legislation to deal with terrorism that includes as terrorists not just members of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Islamic State but atheists.
Egyptian Presidentz Abdul al-Sisi is continuing to forge ahead with his attempts to eliminate the Muslim Brotherhood. An Egyptian court sentenced the spiritual leader of the Brotherhood Mohammed Badie together with 36 others to life imprisonment.
Upon being sworn in as the new president of Egypt former army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi vowed that he would not reconcile with ones who have "committed violence" and that he would bring security back to a volatile Egypt.
The United Arab Emirates is giving Egypt billions worth of aid which it says it should use to invest in its infrastructure in order to bring the economy out of the dire straits it has been in for years now.
Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah has had several meetings with important Hamas officials over the course of the last week, signalling a possible rapprochement between the two formerly estranged Islamist movements.
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Originally lauded as a progressive alternative to tyranny in the Middle East, the Arab Spring has been a season of persecution for Christians. As persecution reaches pandemic proportions, the very survival of Christianity in the region is in question.
Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called on the United States to resume giving its military aid to enable Egypt to fight Islamists in order to prevent Egypt from becoming a new Afghanistan in the Middle East.
In a recent speech titled "Why the Middle East matters," Tony Blair gives a radically simplified view of Middle East politics. He emphasizes the threat to the Middle East, and to the world, from radical Islam.
A relatively obscure jihadist group in Egypt named 'Ajnad Misr' (Soldiers of Egypt) in a recently released video has taken credit for eight attacks against Egyptian security forces and says it will launch new ones.
As has been long expected, army chief General Sisi announced that he will run for the presidency of Egypt. In a speech in which Sisi also announced his resignation from the military, he promised "there will be no personal score-setting."
Egypt's farcical trial that sentenced to death more than 500 Muslim Brotherhood supporters and Islamists for killing a single police officer shows the extreme example of a judicial system gone berserk.
While Egyptian security forces killed at least 500 and possibly over 1,000 pro-Morsi protesters while breaking up protest camps, when one policeman is killed 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters are sentenced to death for his murder.
With at least 49 dead, and hundreds injured in clashes between protesters and security forces, possibly the last thing stability in Egypt needs is tension with Libya, after five Egyptian diplomats are reportedly kidnapped in Tripoli.
State television in Egypt reported early on Friday that there has been a large explosion in downtown Cairo and gunfire has erupted. This story is developing and it's unknown if there have been any casualties.
Israeli woman injured from w:Hamas Grad rocket fired at Beer Sheva civilian area from Gaza is taken to medical center.
Egypt's Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi participating in the 2011 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings. Towards a New Social Contract in the Arab World: Global Lessons in Citizen Voice and Accountability
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In this December 8, 2012, file photo, the supreme guide of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie speaks during a news conference at the Brotherhood's main office in Cairo
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President of Egypt Mohammed Morsi
Egyptian President Mursi has come under fire from the opposition due to the referendum, which has passed by majority vote.
Students of Cairo University, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, shout slogans against the military and interior ministry
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Al-Azhar University student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Morsi make the four-finger Rabaa gesture as they hold tear gas canisters during clashes with riot police and residents of the area at the Al-Azhar University campus in Cairo
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Ambulances at scene of violent and deadly clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and Egyptian security forces near Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo.
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Students of Cairo University, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, shout slogans against the military during a demonstration in front of the university in Cairo
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Essam El Erian is a leading figure in the Muslim Brotherhood
One of the attackers carried an al-Qaeda flag
Students of Cairo University, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, shout slogans against the military and interior ministry during a demonstration in front of riot police at the main gate of the university around Al Nahda square in Cairo November 24, 2013, to commemorate the passing of 100 days since security forces cleared the vigils in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi at Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares