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World - Region
12/20/2012 8:39:42 PM
As Iraqi politicians wish President Jalal Talabani a quick recovery, talk is already turning to his potential departure; Prime Minister Maliki is more likely expected to gain more political space

World - Region
12/20/2012 11:27:18 AM
The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria says the conflict obtained a sectarian dimension between Sunnis and Shiites in the war-torn state

World - Region
12/18/2012 9:58:17 AM
Fierce battle between Syrian regime forces and rebel fighters in the Yarmuk refugee camp in southern Damascus

World - Region
12/16/2012 9:18:21 PM
Bahrain will remain a nation of law, institutions and liberites, King Hamad says as security forces continue to put down Shia protests

World - Region
12/15/2012 12:21:01 PM
As the European Union leaders says all options are on the table to support the Syrian opposition, NATO confirms that a handful of Scud missiles were launched inside Syria and that several landed fairly close to the Turkish border

World - Region
12/13/2012 10:05:22 PM
Sheikh Abdessalam Yassine who formed Morocco's biggest Islamist movement al-Adl Wal Ihsane and the major player in last year's protests that led the monarchy to institute constitutional reforms, dies

World - Region
12/13/2012 7:11:58 PM
There is real concern that the Al-Assad troops will use chemical weapons against the rebels and civilians, says Iraqi Finance Minister Rafa Al-Essawi. The regime will fall within weeks

World - Region
12/13/2012 11:44:29 AM
Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa has called on opposition forces to sit down and talk with the ruling dynasty over ongoing protests for political rights

World - Region
12/11/2012 1:40:32 PM
Activist Nabeel Rajab, who was arrested for participating in anti-regime protests, has had his jail term reduced from three years to two by a Bahraini court while others who attended unauthorized protests also had their terms cut

World - Region
12/10/2012 12:29:20 PM
Zainab al-Khawaja, the daughter of prominent opposition activist Hadi al-Khawaja, is sentenced to one month in jail for taking part in a protest in a prohibited area of 'Pearl Square' in February 2011

World - Region
12/9/2012 6:36:42 PM
Opposition groups in Bahrain laud government calls for dialogue aimed at resolving country's political impasse but condition such talks on end of state violence

World - Region
12/9/2012 11:07:32 AM
Four people killed and 40 wounded in north Lebanese city of Tripoli after midnight Saturday in clashes linked to conflict in neighbouring Syria

World - Region
12/8/2012 1:02:09 PM
Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman urges all political figures to condemn street violence but also says the government needed to push harder to reduce inequality

World - Region
12/6/2012 8:15:13 PM
As Tripoli is rocked by sectarian violence linked to the uprising in Syria, 11 Lebanese people are killed by snipers during three days of violence in a clear spill over of the conflict in the neighbouring country

World - Region
12/6/2012 6:50:40 PM
The Syrian people, alone, can discuss and reach acceptable political solutions, far from any outbreak of violence, extremism or foreign military intervention, Lebanon's president said

World - Region
12/6/2012 6:02:57 PM
Lebanese member of Saudi- and Western-backed Future Movement denies wiretaps released by pro-Damascus Lebanese outlets that he is involved in running guns to Syria's armed opposition

World - Region
12/3/2012 1:20:04 PM
Kuwaiti cabinet expected to resign on Monday to allow for formation of new cabinet following controversial recent election, opposition vows to stage new demonstration on Saturday

World - Region
12/2/2012 11:49:28 AM
Bahrain police disperse Sunni Salafist demonstrators with stun grenades as they gather in the capital Manama to block visit by reality TV star Kim Kardashian

World - Region
12/2/2012 11:37:59 AM
Defying calls by Sunni opposition to boycott the elections, the Shiite minority candidates win 17 of the 50-seat parliament; three women are elected compared to four in 2009

World - Region
12/1/2012 10:56:04 AM
Defected prime minister Riad Hijab is a name floated internally by an Islamist-dominated Syrian opposition coalition as their likely choice to lead instead of President Al-Assad

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