- Libya rebels, under fire, beat rapid retreat east
Rebels beat a rapid retreat east on Wednesday, ceding land and a series of oil towns as quickly as they had taken them after Muammar Gaddafi’s forces unleashed rockets and artillery on lightly armed rebel forces.
- Protests in Latakia after Assad speech -residents
Hundreds of people took to the streets on Wednesday in the port city of Latakia chanting “freedom” after President Bashar al-Assad made a speech playing down unprecedented protests against his rule.
- Bahrain opposition head wants Iran, Saudi out
Bahrain’s Shiite opposition head Ali Salman today warned Iran and Saudi Arabia against using his country as a “battlefield” in a proxy war.Salman urged Iran to keep out of the Sunni-ruled state’s affairs and called on Saudi troops to leave the country.
- Rights group: Bahrain targets wounded protesters
Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday that Bahrain authorities were harassing and isolating hospital patients wounded in anti-government protests when security forces began a crackdown in the kingdom two weeks ago.
- ‘Bahraini villages besieged by troops’
Bahraini security forces backed by troops from Saudi Arabia have put several villages near the capital city of Manama under siege.
- Notice for Terrorism against Shia in Parachinar must be taken, Jafaria Alliance
President Jafaria Alliance Pakistan, Allama Abbas Kumaili addressed a press conference held in Karachi on 29th March,2011 that tribes in Parachinar are facing death everyday and becoming the target of Talibans migrating from Afghanistan.
- Bahraini political societies announce Saturday day of mourning for martyrs
Bahraini political societies announced on Saturday April 2, 2011 a day of mourning for the martyrs of Bahrain who have martyred in order to achieve the legitimate demands
- Egypt to elect new president by November
Egypt is to elect a new president by November to replace veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak who was ousted last month after 18 days of mass protests, the transitional military government said Wednesday.
- Iraqi PM Maliki vows to punish Tikrit attackers
Iraq’s prime minister vowed on Wednesday to punish those behind an attack on a provincial council headquarters in Saddam Hussein’s hometown in which 58 people were killed after gunmen stormed in and took hostages.
- Erdogan makes first visit to Iraq Kurd region
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was welcomed on Tuesday as the first Turkish leader to visit Iraq’s Kurdish region, on a trip laden with significance born of Turkey’s own history of conflict with its Kurdish minority.