Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:50
A rights group has said an American man, who posted a parody video about youth culture in Dubai, was being held by the authorities.
An Egyptian prosecutor has ordered arrest of two prominent activists, including one who played a leading role in rallies that overthrew Hosni Mubarak, the country’s former president, in 2011.
The Syrian government says Bashar al-Assad's position as president is not up for negotiation at peace talks, calling such demands by the opposition "delusions and dreams".
A Saudi court has sentenced one man to death and another 19 to jail for the deadly attack on the US consulate in the Red Sea city of Jeddah in 2004, in which nine people were killed.
The Free Syrian Army will shun the planned Geneva peace conference and pursue its fight to topple President Bashar al-Assad regardless, the rebels' commander has said.
Ten members of the panel drafting Egypt's new constitution have suspended work after authorities arrested protesters and fired warning shots, water cannons and tear gas at Cairo rallies.
At least 15 people were killed and another 35 injured as two bombs went off consecutively in a predominantly Shia neighborhood of the Iraqi capital. The bombs struck near a cafe in Baghdad's busy Sadriyah shopping area Monday.
Egypt's interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi has said that a referendum on the constitution will take place in the second half of January, rather than next month as expected.
Activists and political parties reacted angrily to a restrictive new “protest law” approved in Egypt this week, with several groups already calling for protests against it.
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