Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has urged world powers not to hesitate to enforce a no-fly zone over Syria as he threw the backing of the most populous Arab state firmly behind the revolt against the Iranian-backed Damascus government.
Addressing a rally called by Sunni Muslim clerics
Moderate cleric Hassan Rohani won Iran's presidential election on Saturday, the interior ministry said, scoring a surprising landslide victory over conservative hardliners without the need for a second round run-off.
The outcome will not soon transform Iran's long tense r
Bahrain is set to introduce new rules to tackle the problem of employers withholding the passports of foreign workers, said a top government official.
The new system will end the need for employers to keep people's passports, Interior Ministry Nationality, Passports and Resid
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah arrived in Jeddah from Casablanca on Friday, having cut short a private holiday in Morocco because of the new developments in Syria, the state news agency said.
The elderly king returned early because of "repercussions of the events tha
The United States is considering a no-fly zone in Syria, potentially its first direct intervention into the two-year-old civil war, Western diplomats said after the White House said Syria had crossed a "red line" by using nerve gas.
After months of deliberation, Preside
An American think-tank has been accused of training political activists to encourage unrest in Bahrain.
The website Albahrainnews.com has published a document which reveals the alleged support given by the NDI to radical opposition members in Bahrain, before the February 2011 unrest, r
The United States is studying setting up a limited no-fly zone in Syria close to the southern border with Jordan, two senior Western diplomats in Turkey said on Friday.
Their comments, confirmed by a third regional diplomat, came after Washington said it would step up military as
President Barack Obama has authorized sending US weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, a US official said on Thursday after the White House said it has proof the Syrian government had used chemical weapons against opposition forces fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.
Forty-four suspects, including two women, have been arrested for committing terrorist activities in Bahrain following intensive police investigations, the Interior Ministry said in a statement last night.
Investigations also led to the identification of some members of the terror
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appeared on state television on Wednesday for the first time since he was rushed to a hospital in France on April 27 after a stroke.
Bouteflika, 76, had not been seen in public since. The release of the video and a photograph of the sa