December 15, 2012
While Egyptians from the first tranche of voters voted as accusations flew of violations and seculars and Copts barred from polling stations, the results won't become crystallized till the second half have voted next week, 22 December.
A young Palestinian man was shot and injured by Israeli soldiers this weekend in the northern Gaza Strip, a Palestinian news agency reports.
After weeks of political turmoil with nation-wide rallies against President Morsi and fatal clashes between rival protesters, 10 governorates vote on controversial national charter in referendum first round.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation Friday afternoon, following the attorney general's decision to indict him on charges of fraud and breach of trust.
Egyptians are voting on a new constitution supported by the ruling Islamists but bitterly contested by a secular-leaning opposition that failed to scupper the referendum with mass protests.
The head of the Syrian National Council (SNC) Christian Georges Sabra has announced there will be no form of interim government before the current regime is deposed and Assad is out of the picture.
December 14, 2012
Clashes have erupted in Alexandria, Egypt, in front of the Qaed Ibrahim mosque and along the nearby corniche between several thousand opponents and supporters of the draft constitution.
Spanish officials say they have frozen $24.6 million in cash and investments in Spain belonging to toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his family.
Egypt's Islamist Coalition on Thursday announced plans to stage a million-man rally in Cairo today in support of President Mohamed Morsi's "democratic legitimacy" and Egypt's draft constitution.
December 13, 2012
Five people were hurt on Thursday in Israeli-Palestinian clashes in Hebron, West Bank, as Palestinians protested the fatal shooting of a teen by Israeli soldiers.
A UN rights commissioner says he is appalled as Yemen executes a second child this year.
Russia's deputy foreign minister tells the state news agency that "the opposition victory can't be excluded."
Evidence of missiles being used in Syria to spread chemical weapons, such as white phosphorus, over wide areas of land mark an significant escalation of aggression by the regime.
Bombings and shootings continue across Iraq on Wednesday, killing members of the security forces and an academic at one university.
Alber Saber, a Coptic Christian turned atheist, is sentenced to three years for posting links to an anti-Islam movie online.