December 19, 2011

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!

Syria army
13:23 GMT

Syrian rights activists on Tuesday reported that at least 20 people were shot dead by Syrian security forces, mostly in Ibleb.

07:04 GMT

Navi Pillay United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said, over 5,000 people have been killed in the uprising against the Syrian regime.

December 12, 2011

07:43 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is doomed and his fall is a "blessing" for the Middle East, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak was quoted as saying.

06:37 GMT

The Syrian Ministry of Electricity has launched a media campaign for rationing energy under the title "Together Towards Rationing Energy".

December 11, 2011

13:03 GMT

Locals confirmed that hundreds of dissidents from the Syrian army on clashed with government troops backed by tanks in the south of Syria.

07:43 GMT

Residents of some Syrian cities started on Sunday the implementation of the civil disobedience campaign called for by the local coordinating committees