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".
March 15, 2013
The Syrian foreign minister contacts his counterpart in Lebanon to inform them that their restraint will "not last indefinitely".
The French president calls for the embargo against sending arms to the Syrian opposition to be lifted.
March 14, 2013
A string of bomb attacks appear to target government offices right in the heart of the Iraqi capital.
On the second anniversary of the Saudi-led crackdown on Bahraini protestors, demonstrators take to the streets again.
The Persian state trials short-range missiles, including the kind used in Gaza by Hamas.
The burial of Ezzat Atallah who died after being arrested for trying to convert Muslims, takes place an evangelical church in Egypt.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns that giving weapons to the opposition fighters would breach international law after Europe looks set to arm the rebels.
The Israeli prime minister manages to forge a deal with the three main partners in his coalition to finally form a new government.
Turkish officials who had been kidnapped by the Kurdistan Workers' Party are released in Iraq.
March 13, 2013
Israeli forces shoot dead a young Palestinian protester using bullets prohibited by international law.
A member of the EU's Syria delegation has been killed in a Damascus rocket attack.
Egypt's government has appealed a ruling made by the Administrative Court suspending the elections for parliament's lower house.