- U.K. Offers Additional Support to Libyan Rebels
The U.K.’s foreign secretary said he plans to provide additional equipment to Libyan rebels seeking to overthrow Col. Moammar Gadhafi, as the chairman of the rebel administration made his first official visit to Britain ahead of a trip to Washington.
- Yemen: At least three dead in protest
Gunmen loyal to Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed three demonstrators in the southern town of Al-Bayda on Thursday, witnesses said.
- Maliki: US can’t stay with Iraq opposition
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says the deadline for the withdrawal of the US troops from Iraq cannot be extended unless all political factions in the country agree to it.
- Saudi Shia Protest Rally in Qatif Province Against the Detention of Youths
Hundreds of Saudi took out anti-government rally in Awamiyah of Qatif Province condemning the illegal detention of the innocent Shia youths by the Saudi-wahabi forces.
- Bahrian to hold post-unrest byelections in September
The Gulf state of Bahrain will hold byelections on September 24 to replace those Shiite opposition parliamentarians who resigned in protest at the government crackdown on demonstrators, the official state news agency BNA reported Wednesday.
- Female Saudi students stage demonstrations
Female students of the University of “Noureh bint Abdul-Rahman” in an unprecedented move, came out in hundreds on the streets to voice their protest to the policies adopted by this university’s officials.
- Saudi forces to stay till June: Bahrain
Bahrain’s army says Saudi-led forces will remain in the small Persian Gulf sheikhdom until the nationwide state of emergency is lifted.
- New road linking Dubai-Fujairah to open in July
The Dh1.6 billion new Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road which links Dubai to the Central Region and Fujairah, will be opened by the end of July.
- Supreme Court notice to Narendra Modi
In fresh pinpricks for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked him to respond to allegations by a senior state IAS officer that several criminal cases have been foisted against him at Mr. Modi’s behest.
- US attacks militants in Pakistan as pressure grows
A US drone aircraft fired missiles at militants in Pakistan on Thursday, killing eight of them, Pakistani officials said, in the third such attack since US forces killed Osama bin Laden in his Pakistani hideout.