December 10, 2013
Turkey has charged 255 protestors with various crimes linked with their involvement in demonstrations last June.
Figures from 2012 Saudi beheading total 76 cases with the 2013 figures increasing as the year ends.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) commenced their two-day summit in Kuwait City Tuesday, with contentious issues such as a Gulf Union, ties with Iran, and the Syrian conflict on the table for discussion.
Following a spate of controversy and criticism, Egypt's new constitution will be put to a referendum in mid-January, according to a government minister.
Amendments to Egypt's 2012 charter include greater autonomy for military, more rights and freedoms and the possibility to withdraw power from the president if needed.
December 9, 2013
Chaos continued Monday at Egypt's Al Azhar University after the school's chairman called on security officials to suppress violent protests around the campus.
Moroccan police violently cracked down on a peaceful protest in the Western Sahara ahead of an EU deal with Rabat that would exploit the contested territory's fish resources.
History is expected to be made upon the signing of the an agreement that would allow water to be drawn from the Red Sea in order to provide desalinated water to Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians as well as rescue the dying Dead Sea.
Turkish newspaper Taraf announced Monday that it plans to sue Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his involvement in a "treason row,
As part of his Middle Eastern tour, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visits Pakistan to discuss continued efforts to maintain open borders to Afghanistan.
Members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) released four Turkish soldiers Monday morning after Kurdish politicians intervened into the situation.
Media groups affiliated with Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah have apologized to Bahrain for their biased and subjective coverage of Shiite protests in the Gulf state.
Kurdish militants abducted four Turkish soldiers on Sunday by removing them from their vehicles at a security checkpoint.
December 8, 2013
155 people arrested during clashes in the capital in October were acquitted in Cairo's misdemeanor court Saturday.
Prominent Egyptian youth activists Ahmed Douma and Ahmed Maher will appear in court Sunday due to their participation in a demonstration last week in violation of the country's new protest law. Mohamed Adel, will be tried in absentia according to judicial sources.