- Bahrain unrest: Protesters enter symbolic Pearl Square
Thousands of anti-government protesters in Bahrain have entered Pearl Square, the focal point of protests in the capital Manama.
- Protesters hit the streets in Algiers
Hundreds of riot police stood guard as demonstrators in Algeria’s capital protested peacefully against the regime on Saturday, according to a journalist at the rally.
- Libyan regime hits back with deadly crackdown
CAIRO — Security forces have killed more than 80 anti-regime protesters in unrest-swept eastern Libya, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday, after Tripoli pledged to crush opposition.
- Federal Parliament Deliberates Petition to Halt Muslim Immigration to Australia
A new petition in the Australian Federal Parliament is calling for a ten-year moratorium on Muslim immigrants.
- 4th international book fair opens in Najaf
The Najaf provincial council chief opened on Friday the 4th international book fair with participation of more than 100 Arab and foreign publishers, according to the al-Ataba al-Alawiya (Imam Ali Shrine) media director.
- Pakistan court reissues Musharraf arrest warrant
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court reissued an arrest warrant for former president Pervez Musharraf over the assassination of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a prosecutor said.
- Egypt allows Iran warships to transit Suez
“Egypt agreed to allow two Iranian warships to transit the Suez Canal, the official MENA news agency reported.
- Saudi authorites detain founders of new party
Authorities in Saudi Arabia have detained founding members of a new political party and told them they must withdraw demands for political reform as a condition for their release.
- Russia opposes long-term US bases in Afghanistan
MOSCOW – Russia urged the United States on Friday not to establish “long-term” military bases in Afghanistan, suggesting even discussing such deployments could undermine peacemaking efforts and anger neighbours.