March 5, 2013
The Egyptian president who famously retired the head of the military council, is now considering giving back parts of the country to military rule.
Saudi Arabia will execute seven men on Tuesday for crimes they committed as juveniles, Amnesty International said.
The security headquarters in the Egyptian city of Port Said is set on fire as clashes between police and protesters continue.
The Syrian rebels announce that they have both the Raqaa governor and the Baath Party secretary general in their possession.
At least 48 Syrian soldiers and nine Iraqis have been killed by gunmen in western Iraq, the defence ministry say.
March 4, 2013
Syrians went to the polls in southern Turkey on Sunday to cast their votes for the first post-Assad elections of the Aleppo provincial council, Doğan News Agency reports.
New US Secretary of State arrives in Riyadh for talks with his opposite Prince Saud Al Faisal
Following the arrests of 50 Copts accused of evangelizing in Libya, a church in Benghazi is attacked by gunmen.
Shia fighters from Iraq and Lebanon have travelled to Syria to help local allies defend a shrine, south of Damascus, which they believe is under threat from Sunni rebels, Reuters reports.
A former engineer blows himself up between the two most holy shrines of Shia Islam, causing an unknown number of casualties.
Deadly clashes continue in Port Said leading to hundreds of injuries and the first reported civilian death. The Egyptian army denies exchanging fire with the police.
March 3, 2013
Britain's foreign secretary, William Hague, dismisses Assad's criticisms of Britain's attempts to arm the Syrian opposition as "delusional".
Violent clashes continue in Port Said and Mansoura, leaving one dead and dozens injured.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, former interior minister Habib El-Adly and six aides will face retrial on 13 April for killing of protesters during revolution.
According to global advocacy group, Human Rights Watch, the detainees' lawyers are not being given access to adequate information.