Syria

January 15, 2012

Asma and President Assad
13:55 GMT

Asma al-Assad, the wife of Syrian President, reappeared during a public speech of her husband Wednesday, January 11.

Bus blast
12:07 GMT

Syrian President Bashar Assad on Sunday announced a general amnesty for anti-government protesters who have committed crimes during anti-government demonstrations.

Syria monitors
07:20 GMT

A team member of the Arab observer mission to apply the protocol of the Arab League on Syrian affairs, conveyed during the last few days that four members resigned.

January 14, 2012

Syria
08:55 GMT

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 25 people were killed by security forces on Friday.

January 12, 2012

Assad
08:23 GMT

Syrian sources on Thursday were quoted as saying that later this month the formation of new government including figures from "the national opposition" will be announced.

January 11, 2012

Syria
15:36 GMT

Lebanese security sources have confirmed that "dozens of members of Shiite Hizbullah and Amal movement are involved in smuggling arms across the Syrian border to the rebels."

Assad
11:57 GMT

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday joined thousands of his supporters who gathered in the Umayyad Square in Damascus.

January 10, 2012

Israel
14:10 GMT

Israel's military chief on Tuesday said the country is readying to take in Syrian refugees should Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime fall.

A Moroccan man of science -  Head of the Moroccan Institute of Studies and Research - no less, this year put out the fatwa (a shade on the morbid side of life) that a husband may still sleep with his wife even if she’s dead...We can only imagine what he has to say about marital rape then.
14:09 GMT

Here's a look back at some of the year's bizarre and controversial fatwas. Weird is the word! Some are a source for debate, others an invitation for mockery or bashing, and still others, fit into a class of their own as 'bogus' fatwas. Like the Saudi Muslim Sheikh who tried to ban an airport on account of its phallic design...

Assad
11:05 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al Assad on Tuesday said he will not leave power until all his people want him to do so, describing the violence in his country a "foreign conspiracy".

Assad
07:35 GMT

The former Syrian vice president Abdel Halim Khaddam has accused President Bashar al-Assad of preparing a "sectarian war"

January 9, 2012

Dabi
07:35 GMT

The result of the work by the Arab observers in Syria was the introduction of some amendments in the stance within the Arab League.

January 8, 2012

Mike Feghali: Keeps his telling eyes on Lebanon: 2012 sees electricity surge - better prices, less cuts. A Jewish heritage site will be discovered in Aqar; A religious miracle brings wondrous visitors to Lebanon; Even Liban is not immune to the smoking ban's reach. He foresees an international crime, on a scale bigger than 'Harriri'.
13:30 GMT

A run-down of the top predictions from the prominent men and women in their field of regional 'predicting' and fore-casting. These Arabian 'predictors', primarily for the Arab world but also for the global future, share some of their ominous foresights for the year ahead.

Syria
12:49 GMT

At least 11 Syrian troops died and 20 others were hurt in clashes with defectors in the southern Dara'a province.

Assad
07:20 GMT

A senior European diplomat was quoted as saying on Sunday by a Kuwaiti newspaper that "Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost the ability to control the course of events"