Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has spurned any hopes of negotiations in the war in Syria, calling rebels terrorists. the international community responsed with concern and anger at Assad's speech, his first in public in more than half a year.
A Syrian government airstrike hit an opposition-held Damascus suburb on Friday, killing more than 30 people, according to an activist group. The dead is said to include six children.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has said Egypt must prepare for a long battle against extremists after attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. The attacks were claimed by a group loyal to "Islamic State."
At least 15 people have died in unrest across Egypt on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. The clashes follow the death of a woman at a left-wing protest in Cairo on Saturday.
At least one policeman has been wounded in Cairo on the anniversary of the country's revolution against Hosni Mubarak. Four years on, Egyptians on both sides face tough restrictions when trying to stage protests.
© 2015 Deutsche Welle | Legal notice | Contact