January 8, 2013
Palestinian officials say that Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, is holding off on plans to stamp the words 'State of Palestine' on passports and IDs to avoid confrontation with Israel.
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.
After a push by the Yemeni president to put all detained suspected terrorists on trial, five are sentenced to up to ten years in prison.
Following his success at the UN, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas puts out the order to change the name on all official documents.
A sudden influx of refugees into the Zaatari camp worries UN officials, already struggling to cope.
January 6, 2013
Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki gave a speech on Sunday in which he warned that if anti-government protests continue Iraq could plunge into further chaos and division.
The Syrian president addresses the nation to call for a political solution and to thank Russia, China and Iran for their support.
Also to be installed ministers of transportation, local development, supply and interior trade, electricity, communication and information technology, legal and parliamentary affairs, civil aviation, and environment
Saudi Arabia has denied reports that its air force used fighter jets to bomb targets in Yemen.
After NATO confirms that Scud missiles have been used, footage apparently showing Assad's forces using the weapons emerge online.
The Syrian president will address the nation today in his first public speech since June.
After the head of the Criminal Investigation Department, Abdel Salam al-Mahdawi, is abucted, Libyan police begin their search.