- Deadly roadside blast hits Afghanistan
Eleven members of an Afghan family have been killed by a roadside bomb in Zabul, a province in southern Afghanistan, officials say.
- Anti-US demos in Baghdad
The people of Iraq took to streets of the Iraqi Capital, Baghdad, holding massive demonstrations and strongly condemning the provocative allegations about the disintegration of their country and extension of the US occupation of this war-ravaged country.
- Moroccans approve new constitution
The interior minister of Morocco has announced Moroccans approve new constitution Moroccans have approved a new constitution that curbs the powers of King Mohammed VI.
- Bahrain reconciliation talks start amid crackdown
Bahrain’s National Dialogue, called by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, started reconciliation with the participation of more than 300 figures, representing all segments of Bahraini society.
- Al Assad sacks governor of Syria flashpoint city
The sacking of Ahmad Khaled Abdel Aziz was announced a day after more than half a million people flooded the streets of Hama in central Syria
- Jordan cabinet reshuffle fails to calm opposition
Jordan’s Prime Minister Maaruf Bakhit reshuffled his government, triggering the ire of an opposition that has been demanding the cabinet’s resignation over allegations of corruption.
- Pakistan college contest: Praise for Osama bin Laden
Two months after the covert US raid that killed Osama bin Laden, posters emblazoned with images of the burning World Trade Center towers appeared at the country’s largest university advertising a literary contest to glorify the slain al-Qaeda chief.
- Gaddafi slams Nato threats
Defiant Muammar Gaddafi has threatened to carry out attacks in Europe against “homes, offices, families,” unless Nato halts its campaign of airstrikes against his regime.
- The GCC is expanding its army, but for what?
A proposal to boost the Peninsula Shield, the Gulf Cooperation Council’s combined military force, has been approved by its six member states, and could increase to include 100,000 troops before the end of the year, the director of a government linked think-tank in Kuwait has told Al Jazeera .