A car bomb exploded in a Beirut stronghold district of the Lebanese Hezbollah militant group that has been fighting in Syria's civil war, wounding at least 38 people, a hospital official told Reuters. Reports that one employee had been killed in the parking lot where the explosion occurred in Beirut's southern suburbs, could not be confirmed by hospital officials.
Egyptian soldiers and police opened fire on supporters of ousted President Morsi in bloodshed that claimed at least 40 lives. The violence plunged the divided country deeper into crisis with calls by Islamists for all-out rebellion against the army. The carnage outside the Republican Guard building in Cairo marked the biggest death toll since massive protests forced Morsi's government from power.
Egypt's top Muslim cleric Sheik Ahmed el-Tayeb is warning of civil war and says he will go into seclusion at his home until the bloodshed ends as a show of protest.