April 22, 2013
The European Union on Monday is set to ease its oil embargo placed on Syria in favor of opposition fighters in the country, EU diplomats said.
Syrian government troops seize a town near Damascus, killing over 80 people, including women and children, opposition activists say.
April 21, 2013
Egyptian Minister of Justice Ahmed Mekki offers his resignation.
Eight Syrians at the overcrowded Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan have been arrested on suspicion of inciting violence, say Jordanian officials.
US defense secretary Chuck Hagel will present Israel and Arab states with a $10 billion arms deal to defend themselves from Iran on his week-long trip to the Middle East, which kicked off on Sunday.
Iraq hosted provincial elections on Saturday, seen as a major test of the country's security after American troops withdrew in 2011
US Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Sunday a doubling of US aid to opposition forces in Syria, offering an additional $123 million in non-lethal assistance, according to reports.
Tens of thousands have taken to the streets across Bahrain to protest Sunday’s Formula One Grand Prix amid a fierce government crackdown.
April 20, 2013
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has announced that a ministerial reshuffle is to be expected "soon."
Iraq closes its border crossings as the country begins its first provincial elections since U.S. troops departed.
19 year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev taken into custody after he was found hiding in a boat in a suburban Massachusetts yard.
April 19, 2013
Scores are injured as Islamist anti-judiciary protesters clash with unknown rivals, demanding a 'cleansing' of the court membership. Rallies near Egypt's High Court in downtown Cairo erupted into violence as firearms were used leaving at least 95 injured.
The kid brother, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, of the murdering Boston bombing duo is still on the loose but his car may have been located. The Muslim, originally Chechen, brothers are accused of afflicting terror on the Boston marathon and killing a police officer in the MIT campus.
April 18, 2013
Activists told Amnesty International that dozens of protestors have been arrested
Seven-strong group arrested for financing, recruiting and providing logistical support for al-Qaeda's regional activity