“Egypt extended a state of emergency by two months on Thursday because of the security situation, the presidency said in a statement.” Source: Egypt extends state of emergency by two months | Reuters
“A senior Taliban-linked commander designated a foreign terrorist by the United States was killed on Friday in a suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan’s ethnic Pashtun tribal region on the Afghan border, security and militant sources said.” Source: Taliban-linked militant killed in U.S. drone strike in Pakistan | Reuters
“United Nations helicopters and artillery supported the Congolese army in an attack on M23 rebel positions near the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, an army spokesman said.” Source: U.N., Congo army pound M23 rebel positions near Goma | Reuters
Japan on Tuesday unveiled its largest warship since World War II, an 820-foot-long, 19,500-ton flattop capable of carrying 14 helicopters, according to media reports. via Japan launches largest warship since World War II – CNN.com.
A security cordon has been thrown around the Greek capital ahead of a visit by the German finance minister, a leading proponent of austerity. via BBC News – Athens security tight as German minister Schaeuble visits.
The US is going ahead with plans to deliver four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt despite the political unrest in the country, senior American officials say. via BBC News – Egypt unrest: US to go ahead with F-16 jets delivery.
Chinese journalist Du Bin has been conditionally released after five weeks of detention by state security officials. The film-maker and photographer disappeared days before the anniversary of the Tiananmen killings on 4 June. He was held at a detention centre in Fengtai district. via BBC News – China releases journalist
“One protester was killed as Tunisian security forces clashed Sunday with supporters of a hard-line Islamist group who were holding a conference despite a government ban.” Source: Security forces, protesters clash in Tunisia – CNN.com
“Bomb attacks in Shi’ite areas of Baghdad and in northern Iraq killed more than 35 people on Wednesday, following weeks of violence by Sunni Islamist insurgents determined to unleash sectarian confrontation.” Source: Bombs kill more than 35 people across Iraq | Reuters
“Tunisian Foreign Minister Othman Jarandi told AFP on Saturday that some 800 Tunisians are fighting in Islamist rebel ranks in Syria and said the country would work to repatriate its citizens taken prisoner there.” Source: 800 Tunisian Islamists fighting in rebel ranks | GulfNews.com