March 12, 2013
The self immolation incident occurred in central Tunis as the country's lawmakers prepared to vote on a new government.
Having been arrested at a protest in Buraidah, the group were released without charge.
A shooting targeting a former member of Fatah al-Islam in Ain al-Hilweh leads to sporadic clashes between the Islamist organization and Fatah in the Palestinian refugee camp.
Despite officers being accused of using "excessive force" in both Mansoura and Port Said, the Muslim Brotherhood back police action.
March 11, 2013
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall begin their trip to the Middle East amid questions of Saudi human rights abuses.
The attack close to the Kurdish Iraqi city of Kirkuk kills three and wounds around 100 people.
An al-Qaeda group claims responsibility for last week's killing of 48 Syrian soldiers and nine Iraqi guards in western Iraq.
March 10, 2013
Iraqi authorities send security forces to break up demonstrators at the main rallying point for anti-government Sunni protests in Western Iraq.
Two human rights activists are jailed for setting up an illegal organization in the Kingdom and rebelling against the authority of the king.
Among the men kidnapped by a splinter group of Boko Haram were three Middle Easterners according to reports.
March 9, 2013
21 of the defendants in the Egyptian trial have been sentenced to execution with a further five set to spend life in jail.
More than 30 police stations close as the security situation across Egypt deteriorates.
March 7, 2013
Andy Willis, 51 and wife Caroline, 48 are both employees of Exxon-Mobil
The Arab League is allowing member states to arm rebels in Syria and will also offer a rebel coalition the seat Damascus once occupied.
The presidency assures its respect for the constitution and rule of law, after Egypt's Administrative Court requests halting elections until electoral law is referred back to the High Constitutional Court.