February 25, 2012

New president
11:45 GMT

At least 21 members of the Republican Guard were killed in Saturday's suicide bombing attack at the entrance of the presidential palace in Moukalla

February 21, 2012

07:38 GMT

Yemenis began on Tuesday to vote for the election of a new president, by virtue of an agreement on the departure of Ali Abdullah Saleh

February 18, 2012

As Bashar al Assad follows in father's footsteps (the late Haafez al Assad had blood on his hands from Hama '82), keeping a deathly watch over his people as they are slaughtered, we ask what became of his Hippocratic oath. Assad Junior trained to save lives & sight as an eye doctor: medical care not military devastation was his calling.
22:31 GMT

Firmly into 2012, how are the Arab revolutions developing? We check in with some of the Arab protest pictures to gauge to what extent they have reached revolution saturation, or on the contrary are just getting started.

February 16, 2012

12:49 GMT

At least 17 people Thursday were killed in clashes between members of al-Qaeda following the death of a local leader of Al Qaeda by his half-brother

February 6, 2012

Sabeen Atallah, the hot Lebanese act, is dazzling the fans and seducing 2012 already with her music. She has in the past been professionally involved with the Rahbanis (Ghassan and Elias) and has also collaborated with Marwan Khoury.
15:08 GMT

The latest happenings from the celebrity circles of the Middle East in pictures and words!

January 31, 2012

12:52 GMT

The U.S. military on Monday night attacked bases of al-Qaeda in Yemen. It launched four raids killing a total of 15 people.

January 22, 2012

12:38 GMT

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Sunday in Sanaa, demanding the execution of Yemeni President Ali Abdallah Saleh

January 16, 2012

12:44 GMT

Al Qaeda fighters swept into the southern Yemeni town of Rada overnight and overran it within hours, local and tribal officials were quoted as saying by AFP on Monday.

January 10, 2012

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...

December 27, 2011

07:58 GMT

The U.S. administration is yet to decide whether to allow Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh travel to the United States for medical treatment

December 24, 2011

19:20 GMT

Security forces and supporters of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh shot dead nine protesters on Saturday

December 12, 2011

12:42 GMT

A number of al-Qaeda fighters escaped early Monday from a prison in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden, officials confirmed.

December 8, 2011

07:38 GMT

Yemen's vice president has announced the formation of a national unity government, the state news agency said.

December 6, 2011

07:17 GMT

Economists in Sana'a estimate that Yemen's economic losses have amounted to US$17 billion since the eruption of the popular revolt

December 5, 2011

Ashura derives from 'tenth': It is a holy day for Islam marked on the 10th of 'Muharram', the first month of the Islamic lunar 
calendar. Muharram represents a period of mourning for a historical grievance in Shia Islam,
culminating Ashura. This child displays a classic lament for the revered martyr: 'O Hussein you were the father of Abdullah'.
11:56 GMT

For Shia Muslims, Ashura is a solemn day of mourning the martyrdom of Imam Hussein in 680 AD at Karbala in modern-day Iraq.