1. In Bahrain, arrest spree on the rise
    Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have arrested over a dozen people during overnight raids, keeping up the regime-sanctioned crackdown on anti-government protests.
  2. Bahraini Forces Raid Another Mosque
    Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have attacked a mosque in the Persian Gulf sheikdom ahead of another day of nationwide anti-government demonstrations.
  3. Yemen accepts UN mission on violence
    GENEVA — The UN human rights office said Friday that Yemen has granted permission for a mission to examine violence during anti-regime protests in the country.
  4. Oman security forces arrest protesters
    MUSCAT – Oman’s security forces have arrested several people for leading and instigating protests in Muscat and Salalah.
  5. Syria plans national dialogue: Minister
    AMMAN — Syria said on Friday it would hold a “national dialogue” after two months of protests against President Bashar Al Assad and a military crackdown which has killed hundreds of people.
  6. Pasha offers to quit over Bin Laden issue
    ISLAMABAD — Chief of Pakistan’s premier spy agency, the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt-Gen. Shujaa Pasha on Friday offered to quit while accepting responsibility for negligence over US operation in Abbotabad that killed Osama bin Laden on May 2.
  7. NATO oil tankers set ablaze in Pakistan
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — An official says two dozen vehicles, including 15 tankers carrying fuel for NATO in Afghanistan, have been destroyed when a blast ripped through a parking lot in Pakistan’s northwest.
  8. Musharraf to return to Pakistan on March 23
    DUBAI — Former president and leader of the All Pakistan Muslim League Gen. (retd) Pervez Musharraf has decided to return to Pakistan on March 23, 2012 despite the possibility of being arrested on arrival or being assassinated.
  9. Pakistan blasts kill 80
    SHABQADAR, Pakistan — A pair of suicide bombers attacked recruits leaving a paramilitary training center in Pakistan on Friday, killing 80 people in the first retaliation for the killing of Osama bin Laden by American commandos last week.
  10. ICC prosecutor to seek Gaddafi arrest warrant
    MADRID – The International Criminal Court prosecutor will request arrest warrants for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and two others on Monday, Spanish radio station Cadena Ser reported, citing ICC sources.