Egypt: Pardon for Al Jazeera journalists “being discussed”

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggested on Thursday he was considering pardoning journalists of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television station jailed in his country for nearly a year on charges of aiding a “terrorist organisation”. Human rights groups and Western governments have condemned the trial of the journalists and the United Nations questioned Egypt’s judicial […]

Saudi Arabia urges Egypt to end row with Qatar

The Saudi monarch has called on Egypt to follow its steps in ending a months-long dispute with Qatar after an agreement was reached earlier this week. The agreement, if implemented, promises to put an end to the worst diplomatic rift to hit the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In statements issued on the Saudi official news […]

Syrian troops kill 9 protesters during rallies for regime change

Syrian security forces opened fire on protests around the country Friday in the latest sign the conflict could be moving toward a long and bloody stalemate as President Bashar Assad shrugs off tighter sanctions and U.S. calls to step aside. Activists said at least nine people were killed.

Syrian regime bracing for more protests on ‘Freedom day’

Another Friday …The authorities in Syria are reportedly bracing for the possibility of huge protests throughout the country as more than 850 protesters have reportedly been killed and thousands have been jailed since the uprising began just over two months ago .