April 21, 2013
US defense secretary Chuck Hagel will present Israel and Arab states with a $10 billion arms deal to defend themselves from Iran on his week-long trip to the Middle East, which kicked off on Sunday.
US Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Sunday a doubling of US aid to opposition forces in Syria, offering an additional $123 million in non-lethal assistance, according to reports.
Tens of thousands have taken to the streets across Bahrain to protest Sunday’s Formula One Grand Prix amid a fierce government crackdown.
April 20, 2013
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has announced that a ministerial reshuffle is to be expected "soon."
April 19, 2013
Scores are injured as Islamist anti-judiciary protesters clash with unknown rivals, demanding a 'cleansing' of the court membership. Rallies near Egypt's High Court in downtown Cairo erupted into violence as firearms were used leaving at least 95 injured.
April 18, 2013
Activists told Amnesty International that dozens of protestors have been arrested
Seven-strong group arrested for financing, recruiting and providing logistical support for al-Qaeda's regional activity
Around 200 U.S. Army planners will be dispatched to Jordan as the conflict in neighboring Syria worsens, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told a Senate hearing on Wednesday
April 17, 2013
As the announcement breaks of more U.S. troops deployed to Jordan to help contain Syria, we look at the U.S. ambassador to Jordan's affirmation of the U.S.'s solidarity with the Kingdom as borne out by Obama's recent visit and material aid flow.
The retrial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during Egypt's 2011 revolution will begin on May 11.
The court also ordered that Prime Minister Hisham Qandil should be removed from his post for failure to nationalize the Tanta Flax and Oil Company
Syrian activists say a regime rocket attack on Wednesday morning on a village near the central city of Homs killed at least seven people.
The Saudi Arabian man who was put under armed guard at a hospital in the aftermath of Monday's Boston Marathon bombings is not a suspect, AFP reports.
April 16, 2013
A 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit Iran on Tuesday near the border with Pakistan
Police in Bahrain fired tear gas and clashed with students on Tuesday in a raid on a secondary school in the capital, Manama, AP reports.