March 18, 2013
Yemen launched on Monday UN-backed national reconciliation talks aimed at drawing the state’s divisive players towards a negotiated settlement.
Police used teargas and birdshot on Sunday evening to disperse roughly 3000 anti-Muslim Brotherhood protestors who had gathered outside the Brotherhood's headquarters in the Cairo district of Moqattam.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chooses Moshe Yaalon, an ex-general and vice premier from his right-wing Likud party, to be the country’s next defense minister.
Twelve candidates are running for interim prime minister of a government to rule rebel-controlled areas in Syria.
March 17, 2013
Syrian rebels have seized several weapons depots in the village of Khan Toman in Aleppo province after days of fierce clashes, a military source told AFP on Sunday.
A car bomb explodes at a bus terminal in the town of Garmat Ali, in Iraq's predominantly Shia Muslim south, killing at least nine people.
The governor of Jenin confirms that the victims of the crash will be returned to their home city.
Thousands of Tunisians gathered on the streets of the country's capital, Tunis, on Saturday, to call for an end to the ruling Islamist Ennahada party they blame for the assassination of Chokri Belaid.
It's 25 years since Saddam Hussein's forces gassed thousands of Kurds in the north of Iraq.
Al-Qaeda’s front group in Iraq has claims responsibility for last week's coordinated attack involving a series of bombings and the storming of a ministry complex in central Baghdad.
The Libyan embassy in Cairo suspends operations indefinitely following protests over Copt death.
A Syrian army general and his son, a captain, reportedly defect to the opposition.
March 16, 2013
According to Egypt's ruling party the declaration does not fall in line with Islamic principles.
Demonstrators in the capital demand the end of the Muslim Brotherhood and a return to the military ruling the country.
Riot police use water cannons and beat protestors at the rallies staged after Friday prayers to protest against "sectarian policies".