Syria

June 12, 2011

Syrian president, Bashar Al-assad
07:25 GMT

The Syrian Minister of Finance Dr. Mohammad Al Aljalilati said that the Syrian economy is strong and healthy and that the reserves of funds can cover the needs of imports for more than two years.

Turkey election
06:57 GMT

Some 50 million Turks are set to vote Sunday in parliamentary elections as the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), is expected to win a straight third term in office.

June 11, 2011

Refugees
19:59 GMT

Some 300 Syrians who fled the crackdown in the north on Saturday arrived in Turkey.

June 10, 2011

Syrian victim
18:35 GMT

Activists from the Syrian opposition on Friday said that at least 30 people were killed during the protests that swept the country.

June 9, 2011

Syria protest
07:28 GMT

Western powers pressed the UN Security Council to condemn Syria's crackdown on opposition protests amid strong resistance from Russia and China.

June 8, 2011

Syria violence
09:09 GMT

Turkish reports said that 122 Syrians have crossed into Turkey fleeing fighting in their country.

June 7, 2011

Qatar is suspending projects in Syria as a result of the political developments taking place there
10:30 GMT

Due to the deteriorating security situation in Syria and the relations with Qatar, three leading Qatari firms have decided to move their investments to Jordan instead of Syria.

Yarmouk refugee camp
09:46 GMT

At least 14 Palestinians were killed and scores wounded by shootings from the headquarters of the PFLP General Command in the Yarmouk refugee camp.

June 6, 2011

Syrian violence
19:22 GMT

Syrian state television announced that 80 security men and police were killed "in an ambush by armed gangs" at dawn on Monday.

Syria
14:32 GMT

Clashes across Syria on Sunday left at least 40 people dead, including 35 in the northwest.

Syria - Israel border
11:39 GMT

Syrian police blocked Palestinian protesters from approaching the Israeli border on Monday.

June 5, 2011

Syria riots
16:34 GMT

At least 25 Syrians were reported killed on Sunday during a government security crackdown in a northern Syrian town.

Protest
12:11 GMT

At least 13Palestinian demonstrators were killed and several others were by Israeli troops in the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday.

Hama
10:27 GMT

Residents of the Syrian city of Hama said they were holding a general strike on Sunday in memory of the dozens of people shot dead by security forces over the weekend.

June 4, 2011

Morocco on the Mideast leg of her World tour: headlining the Mawazine festival –  she expressed a desire to sing Arabic, inspired by the Maghrabi air.  She didn't escape criticism for playing at this 'King's festival', as locals are labeling the decadent costly affair, during times of Arab unrest.
20:28 GMT

Shakira seduced by Arab Spring, goes back to Arab roots to sing: Shakira seeks to celebrate her 'Lebo-Syrian' roots - recently feeling inspired while performing in Morocco after her tour through the Emirates and Lebanon, Shakira expressed her keen desire to fast-track her Arabic learning in order to sing some Arabic singles, if not albums.