December 24, 2012
The minister of defense announces that land in certain areas will no longer be up for sale to civilians.
December 23, 2012
Hundreds of people have been killed and injured in an air strike near a bakery in the town of Halfaya in the central Syrian province of Hama.
Israeli defense officials say despite warning to the contrary, the chemical weapons in Syria are still secure.
Following the arrest of nine guards belong to the finance minister, Iraqis take to the streets to demand that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki stands down.
The editor of a liberal Saudi site, designed to allow religious discussion, is arrested and could face the death penalty.
Egypt's hotly disputed draft constitution, the first following last year's uprising, is sure to pass after unofficial results Sunday show that around 64 per cent of Egyptians voted in favour.
The people of Oman have reportedly turned out in droves for the beginnings of a democratic system never before seen in their country.
December 22, 2012
Egypt's Vice President Mahmdoud Mekki has resigned, announced the presidency in a statement released on Sunday early evening.
Clashes in the vicinity of Alexandria's Al-Qa’ed Ibrahim Mosque ahead of a contentious vote on a new constitution have escalated with the Ministry of Health announcing at least 37 injured.
Syria’s rebels stepped up attacks on strategic sites including a sprawling military complex in the country’s north Friday, while reports emerged that President Bashar Assad’s forces fired scud missiles at rebel areas for the second time.
Egyptians vote on Saturday in the final round of a referendum on an Islamist-backed constitution that had plunged the country into crisis, and is likely to be approved.
December 21, 2012
A number of Islamist groups are calling for a rally "to defend scholars and mosques" in front of the Qaed Ibrahim mosque in Alexandria on Friday, ahead of the second day of polling on the new constitution.
Russia’s main concern in Syria is the fate of the country and not that of President Bashar al-Assad, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
December 20, 2012
A top official overseeing the controversial charter resigns, citing health concerns, at the same time as charges of foul play are brought against him.
Lebanon's foreign minister says his country needs to limit the influx of people from neighboring Syria.