December 21, 2011

Syrian leader
13:51 GMT

The London-based al Hayat newspaper reported on Wednesday that the relations between the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement "Hamas" and the Syrian authorities have been severely strained

08:03 GMT

Many had expected that after the signing of the Arab monitor protocol by Damascus, there will be a decline in the intensity of the regime's killing machine.

December 20, 2011

19:04 GMT

The violence in Syria escalates on a daily basis

Assad and wife
15:11 GMT

The revolution, which is now taking place in Syria, is not just a political revolution.

13:08 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has signed into effect a law imposing the death penalty on anyone arming "terrorists"

December 19, 2011

20:58 GMT

Syrian rights activists on Monday said 98 people, including 72 military dissidents in Idleb province, were killed

12:12 GMT

Syria on Monday inked an Arab observer mission agreement.

December 18, 2011

15:13 GMT

Qatar's Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani, on Sunday said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will sign the Arab initiative to end the crisis in Syria.

Lebanese survivors: Elissa put out no new work, but did OK on her 2 year-old album. Who Do You Believe In? is still topping
charts. Carole Samaha's, The Sky’s the Limit, is still going strong. Nancy surfed on 2009's success; Haifa 'survived' fine 
despite her conflict with Rotana. Nawal al Zughbe's last album delivered disappointing ratings.
09:30 GMT

2011 was the year the political news stole the limelight from the Arab World's celebrities and stars. Revolutions were the fodder for the people's entertainment, where once the pop songs and soap operas had been their daily bread. A highlight of the year's drama for the celebrity camp, in a star-studded line-up.

07:12 GMT

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said Saturday his regime dealt "positively" with all proposals to end the crisis because it was "in its (Syria's) interest"

December 17, 2011

17:24 GMT

Arab nations have given Syria until Wednesday to allow monitors into the country

December 15, 2011

18:24 GMT

Army deserters killed at least 35 soldiers and security service members south of Damascus on Thursday.

07:22 GMT

As the Syrian revolt enters its 10th month, the pressure on the regime of President Bashar al-Assad has been increasing.

December 14, 2011

07:23 GMT

Syrian rights activists said the death toll on Tuesday amounted to 47 amid clashes between army deserters and government forces.

December 13, 2011

Iran & KSA: The last century felt exacerbated tensions between the 2 countries, with distinct detente, 
alternating with rapprochement, periods. Tension comes of Sunni & Shia clerics from both camps respectively deeming the other's 
religious beliefs incorrect. Iran's hardliner Ahmadinejad, is unlikely to bridge the gulf between Persia & Arabia.
13:37 GMT

The relationship of Arab and Persian can be summarized as one of antagonistic alternating bouts of best of friends with worst of neighbors!