Saudi Arabia and several of its allies yesterday (5 June) cut relations with Qatar, accusing it of supporting extremism, in the biggest diplomatic crisis to have hit the region in years. Bahrain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen and the...
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière yesterday (17 August) defended a leaked government report alleging Turkey was a hub for Islamist groups, a charge that has further strained tensions with Ankara, a key partner in efforts to stem mass migration.
EU foreign affairs ministers agreed on Wednesday to suspend export licences for any equipment that could be used for 'internal repression' in Egypt, but fell short of a full arms embargo.
The move comes after a crackdown by Egyptian security forces on supporters of deposed President Morsi, which resulted in over 900 deaths last week in Cairo.
The European Union stopped short of agreeing immediate cuts in financial or military assistance to Cairo yesterday (21 August), as the bloc's foreign ministers held emergency talks to find ways to help bring an end to violence in Egypt.
EU foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting in Brussels on Wednesday (21 August) to discuss how to coax Egypt's army-backed rulers into finding a peaceful compromise with supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.
The European Union's foreign policy chief was scheduled to hold crisis talks in Cairo on Monday (29 July) after the weekend killing of at least 72 supporters of Egypt's deposed Islamist president plunged the pivotal Arab country deeper into turmoil.
The Egyptian crisis yesterday (8 February) entered a new and potentially critical phase as thousands of Suez Canal service workers began an indefinite strike two weeks after protests against the Mubarak regime began.