December 13, 2012
A UN rights commissioner says he is appalled as Yemen executes a second child this year.
Alber Saber, a Coptic Christian turned atheist, is sentenced to three years for posting links to an anti-Islam movie online.
December 10, 2012
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has issued a law granting army officers the authority to make arrests, until 15 December.
December 9, 2012
A major Egyptian opposition party has said that, despite the decision to scrap the controversial decree giving President Morsi extensive new powers, "confrontation" will continue, the state-run MENA news agency reported on Sunday.
The Gulf's Arab Spring allergy may have just come to the fore: Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, speaking on behalf of the Gulf states, has shared the GCC's zero tolerance for Arab Spring-like unrest.
Morsi has cancelled the controversial decree he issued on November 22, granting himself extensive new powers. However, the referendum on the new constitution will go ahead as planned.
December 8, 2012
Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi may delay a controversial constitutional referendum, slated for 15 December, if the opposition accepts dialogue without preconditions, Justice Minister Ahmed Mekki said on Friday.
December 7, 2012
Egyptian opposition protestors broke through barriers outside the presidential palace in Cairo on Friday night, according to reports.
President Barak Obama has welcomed President Mohamed Morsi's calls for dialogue with opposition figures.
Representatives of the U.S. and Russia met in Dublin on Thursday to discuss Syria’s civil war, Reuters reported.
December 6, 2012
Protests continued in Kuwait on Wednesday night following the emir's decision to reappoint Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah as prime minister.
The Egyptian army deployed tanks outside the presidential palace in Cairo on Thursday morning, according to reports.
The German cabinet has approved sending Patriot missiles to Turkey, according to reports from The Associated Press.
As violence escalates over President Morsi's controversial draft constitution, at least four were killed in clashes in Cairo on Wednesday.
December 5, 2012
The Egyptian president is forced to leave his palace in Heliopolis, Cairo, after protestors gather to vent their anger over the new constitution.