Egyptian security forces fired tear gas to disperse a small group of hardline Islamist protesters who were attempting to scale the walls of the state security headquarters in a Cairo suburb.
A total of 37 foreign workers died at an Algerian desert gas plant and seven are still missing after a hostage crisis coordinated by a Canadian, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said.
A fierce critic of the Tunisian government's dealings with radical Islamists was shot dead today, sending protesters onto the streets two years after their Jasmine Revolution sparked revolt across the Arab world.
Thousands of Islamists marched in Tunis in a show of strength a day after the funeral of an assassinated secular politician drew the biggest crowds seen on the streets since Tunisia's uprising two years ago.
Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels in Mali launched a counter-offensive after three days of strikes by French fighter jets on their strongholds in the desert north, vowing to drag France into a long and brutal ground war.
Thirty hostages, including at least seven foreigners, and 11 militants were killed on when Algerian forces stormed a desert gas plant seized by Islamist militants, an Algerian security source said.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood won a majority of run-off contests in the first round of a parliamentary election, the electoral commission said, consolidating its position as clear front-runners in the historic ballot.
Islamist gunmen killed at least 15 Egyptian policemen and seized an army tank in an assault on a Sinai police station near the border with Israel on Sunday, the deadliest attack in the region in at least two decades.
Tens of thousands of Islamists demonstrated in Cairo on Saturday in support of President Mohamed Mursi, who is racing through a constitution to try to defuse opposition fury over his newly expanded powers.
Tunisian election officials confirmed the Islamist Ennahda party as winner of the North African country's election, setting it up to form the first Islamist-led government in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings.
Serbian police arrested 15 people in raids on suspected radical Islamists after a lone gunman opened fire with an assault rifle on the US embassy in neighbouring Bosnia, Serbia's Interior Ministry said.
Egyptians will hear results of their first free election in six decades, with the Muslim Brotherhood expecting to pick up two-fifths of the vote for an assembly that might limit the power of the generals.
Yemen's Gulf-brokered deal to remove President Ali Abdullah Saleh from power was on the verge of collapse after Saleh refused to sign, raising the threat of further instability in the Arabian Peninsula state.
Yemen's opposition signed a Gulf-brokered transition deal that will ease President Ali Abdullah Saleh out of power within a month, provided he ratifies the agreement as promised on Sunday.
Moderate Islamists claimed victory in Tunisia's first democratic election, sending a message to other states in the region that long-sidelined Islamists are challenging for power after the "Arab Spring."
Egyptians vote for the first time to pick their president in a wide open election that pits Islamists against men who served under deposed leader Hosni Mubarak.