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March 27, 2013

Former UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan
12:15 GMT

The former UN-Arab League Envoy says the time to arm the rebels has passed and urged for a political solution to the ongoing conflict.

Abdel Meguid Mahmud was sacked last year but a court overturned the decision on Wednesday
11:48 GMT

Mohamed Morsi's decision to sack the prosecutor general has been overturned by an Egyptian court, who ordered that he be reinstated.

Iraqi army
10:30 GMT

Health officials say that 5 people have been killed and 25 wounded after two separate attacks in Musayyib and Madain.

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi
09:43 GMT

Egyptian President says parliamentary polls will likely be held in the Autumn, after a court ruling overturned the decision to hold them in April.

File picture shows an undated handout image taken from the Free Gaza Movement website on May 28, 2010 of the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara taking part in the "Freedom Flotilla" heading towards the Gaza Strip. (AFP PHOTO / FREE GAZA MOVEMENT)
09:35 GMT

As part of deal to restore relations with Turkey, Israel will be paying millions of dollars according to official sources.

Moaz al-Khatib attends the Arab League summit in Doha (AFP Photo)
08:27 GMT

The Persian state claimed the move to allow the unelected opposition leader Moaz Al-Khatib set a dangerous precedent.

An Iraqi woman inspects the damage following a car bomb attack that happened late at night in Kirkuk, 240 kilometers north of Baghdad, on March 20, 2013, that killed one and wounded several. (AFP PHOTO / MARWAN IBRAHIM)
07:51 GMT

The disputed region faces yet more attacks as tensions rise over oil contracts.

05:34 GMT

The fives youngsters were allegedly attacked by 200 other students and are being held without charge.

March 26, 2013

Saudi police
13:37 GMT

The Ministry of Interior has claimed that the 18 arrested last week are linked to Iran.

Syrian opposition group
12:08 GMT

A government spokesperson says that Saudis in Syria will be arrested if they return home.

Flags of member countries at Arab Summit
08:32 GMT

Draft resolution calls for a peaceful transfer of power in Syria.

An Israeli Arab tourist identified as Amir Omar Hassan (L) and a Norwegian tourist (AFP PHOTO/STR)
07:06 GMT

The Egyptian state news agency has reported the release of the pair, who were held captive for four days.

Egyptian members of the Muslim brotherhoods group try to extinguish fire on one of their comrades who he was hit by a molotov cocktail thrown by protesters during clashes in the street that leads to the headquarters of the organization in Cairo on Friday. (Photo: AFP / STR)
07:03 GMT

Egypt's most senior prosecutor orders the arrest of five leading activists after last week's clashes near the Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters.

FSA boss Riad al-Assaad
05:19 GMT

FSA chief Riad Al-Assaad was injured in a bomb attack in the Miadeen, Deir Ezzor.

March 25, 2013

Doha's Arab summit will host Ex Syrian opposition chief Moaz al-Khatib (AFP PHOTO/STR)
20:36 GMT

Syria’s resigned rebel chief Moaz al-Khatib declared his intention on Facebook to make a speech “in the name of the Syrian people” at the Arab summit in Doha, where his country's seat at the Arab League has been officially suspended.