December 12, 2013
Egyptian riot police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse hundreds of pro-Islamist protesters demonstrating near the headquarters of the ministry of defense in Cairo on Thursday, Reuters cited security sources as saying.
U.S. spokesperson Jen Psaki said that Washington is keeping a close eye on Egypt's domestic politics, and has been following the trials of Muslim Brotherhood leaders with keen interest.
The second deputy vice-president of Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly, Larbi Ben Salah Abid, said Thursday that all political parties in Tunisia are awaiting the date of the next presidential and parliamentary elections, which is due to be before the end of 2014.
Two women were detained by police in Riyadh Wednesday for breaking the official ban on female driving.
UN offices in Yemen's capital will be closed Thursday after news spread that a possible attack may happen near the international organizations' buildings in Sanaa.
Top Afghan army official Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq has spoken out against Hamid Karzai's reluctance to sign a long-term security pact with the U.S., claiming that the president is emboldening the Taliban.
December 11, 2013
A court in Bahrain has sentenced 12 anti-regime protesters to prison for allegedly attacking a car warehouse as the Al Khalifa regime steps up its crackdown on dissent.
Judges walked out of the trial of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood chief and his deputies Wednesday following chaos in the courtoom.
Riyadh's Special Criminal Court sentenced and convicted a man who allegedly plotted to assassinate KSA's Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al Sheikh to 16 years in jail.
The Gulf Cooperation Council's two-day summit in Kuwait ended Wednesday with leaders of the council condemning Syrian President Bashar Al Assad and calling for the withdrawal of all foreign troops from the conflict.
Initial reports are indicating that the explosion was likely from a suicide bomber but no casualties have been recorded so far.
Amr Moussa, the chairman of the 50-member strong panel that drafted Egypt's constitution defended the controversial draft charter, saying it guarantees democracy and freedoms.
December 10, 2013
Students protest the death of another student, Abdel Ghany Mohamed Hamoula, who was killed during clashes with security forces in November.
Turkey has charged 255 protestors with various crimes linked with their involvement in demonstrations last June.
Figures from 2012 Saudi beheading total 76 cases with the 2013 figures increasing as the year ends.