People found guilty of inciting hatred against Bahrain's security forces could soon face up to 20 years in jail, a report said.
The Shura Council yesterday approved urgent amendments to the Penal Code that will now be sent to
Yemeni security forces killed three militant leaders on Tuesday when they stormed a house used by al Qaeda for making bombs, the interior and defence ministries said.
Yemen, a US ally, has been in turmoil since a popular uprising
Syrian security forces surrounded and raided a rebellious southern district in Damascus, arresting more than 100 people on Thursday, state television said, and opposition activists said several others were shot dead.
Libyan security forces have put an end to a protest that closed off the headquarters of the country's biggest oil company for two weeks, securing the offices and arresting some demonstrators overnight, officials said on Wednesday.
Police and militia patrols fanned out in the Syrian capital's Mezze district on Sunday to prevent more protests like those that have threatened President Bashar al-Assad's grip on Damascus, opposition activists said.
On the international
Both sides were responsible for the "unpredictable" events of February and March in Bahrain, according to international experts who probed the unrest.
They said security forces responded in a manner that suggested they were not prepared fo
The Syrian government ordered more tanks into Deraa on Saturday and heavy gunfire was heard in the city as security forces tried to crush a revolt against President Bashar Al-Assad, residents said.
Syrian troops and tanks first swept into
Syrian forces killed at least six people on Saturday when they fired on mourners calling for the end of President Bashar Al-Assad's rule at mass funerals of pro-democracy protesters shot a day earlier.
Witnesses and rights campaigners said
Syrian security forces opened fire on tens of thousands of protesters across several cities yesterday, killing 22 people and wounding hundreds, a human rights group said.
But official news agency Sana said 19 members of the security forces