January 12, 2013
Saudi King, Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, has appointed 30 women to the previously all-male Shura council.
January 11, 2013
At least a dozen prisoners, several with links to al-Qaeda, escaped from an Iraqi jail on Friday, according to security officials.
The former interior minister who criticized the Egyptian president for his meeting with Iran's controversial Revolutionary Guards is booted out during the cabinet reshuffle.
Lebanon's fierce snowstorm continues to ravage the country.
January 10, 2013
A Sri Lankan maid convicted of murdering her employer's baby was beheaded in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday despite calls for suspending the court's judgement.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Kurdish rebels to withdraw from Turkey and disarm at talks with jailed rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan.
Freedom and Justice Party spokesman, Ahmad Sobie, has corroborated reports that Egypt's parliamentary elections are likely to be held in April.
Prosecutors in the UAE are reportedly interrogating women linked to a group of Islamists held for allegedly plotting to seize power in the Gulf state.
January 9, 2013
Already claiming four lives, Lebanon's winter storm is set to worsen on Wednesday night.
A US defense contractor, whose subsidiary was accused of conspiring to torture detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib detention center, has paid out $5m to ex-detainees.
January 8, 2013
Turkey's Aegean coast, along with Greek's islands, has been shaken up by a major earthquake, registering a 6.2 preliminary magnitude. There are no reports of immediate damage.
January 7, 2013
The interim premier, Mohammed el-Megarif, tells state TV that he is unharmed despite gunmen attacking his hotel.
The Egyptian army seizes a car packed with explosives and weapons intended for an attack on a church in the Sinai.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi told CNN on Sunday that he backs Syrian calls for President Bashar al-Assad to be tried for war crimes, and predicted that Assad’s regime would fall.
A court has sentenced opposition youth, Rashed al-Enezi, to two years in prison for writing tweets deemed offensive to Kuwait's emir.