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(P)GCC members discuss Yemen
Tue, 03 May 2011 08:36:01 GMT
United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has met with the chief of the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council ([P]GCC) in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, to discuss the crisis in Yemen.

Regime attacks Yemeni protesters
Mon, 02 May 2011 17:17:25 GMT
Yemeni regime forces attack hundreds of thousands of protesters, who poured into the streets in Sana'a to demand President Ali Abdullah Saleh's prosecution.

'Yemen caused loss of face for Saudis'
Mon, 02 May 2011 08:12:11 GMT
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's refusal to accept a deal proposed by the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council was a loss of face for the Saudi government, says a political observer.

Syrian army intensifies Daraa presence
Mon, 02 May 2011 05:39:31 GMT
The Syrian army's presence in the southern city of Daraa has intensified as armed groups continue clashes with the country's security forces.

Syrians stage anti-US protest
Mon, 02 May 2011 01:57:32 GMT
Hundreds of Syrians and foreign nationals have gathered near the US Embassy in Damascus calling on Washington to stop meddling in Syria's internal affairs.

Yemenis stage fresh protests
Sun, 01 May 2011 21:55:01 GMT
Anti-government protesters in Yemen have staged fresh rallies in the capital Sanaa and several more cities, insisting on the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Saleh backtracks, cancels ceremony
Sun, 01 May 2011 13:11:34 GMT
The [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council cancels the ceremony slated for the signing of a proposed deal on Yemen crisis after facing President Ali Abdullah Saleh refused to sign.

Yemen power transition deal postponed
Sun, 01 May 2011 09:56:54 GMT
After Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh backtracked on an earlier pledge to sign a power transition deal, some [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council sources say the deal has been postponed.

Syria activists vow nationwide rallies
Sun, 01 May 2011 07:18:10 GMT
Syrian activists have planned nationwide protests beginning on Sunday to start what they named a "week of breaking the siege."

Saleh backs away from resignation deal
Sun, 01 May 2011 01:13:49 GMT
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has backtracked on an Arab-brokered deal that would require him to step down in exchange for legal immunity.

Yemen opposition rejects (P)GCC deal
Sun, 01 May 2011 00:35:29 GMT
The Yemeni opposition has rejected the power transition deal proposed by the Persian Gulf Arab countries and the mediator has left Sana'a empty-handed.

Six killed in Syria unrest
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 13:47:49 GMT
As unrest continues to grip Syria, six more people are reported to have been killed in a southern city with activists blaming security forces for the deaths.

'Hamas political chief eyes Qatar move'
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 12:29:02 GMT
The Hamas political leadership, headed by Khaled Meshaal, is set to relocate its headquarters in Syria to the Persian Gulf emirate, Qatar, reports say.

Six killed as strike chokes Yemen
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 10:11:12 GMT
Two servicemen and four civilians have been killed and 23 people wounded in southern Yemen during a general strike called by anti-government protesters.

US imposes fresh sanctions on Syria
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 07:21:26 GMT
The United States has imposed new sanctions on key Syrian government figures, accusing them of cracking down on political dissidents across the country.

More people die in Syria unrest
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 18:06:47 GMT
Dozens of people have been killed and many others have been injured in a fresh wave of unrest sweeping across Syria, officials and witnesses say.

Yemenis want immediate Saleh ouster
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 16:07:32 GMT
Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters take to the streets in Yemen to demand the immediate departure of President Ali Abdallah Saleh, instead of the phased handover of power.

'Saleh is an untrustworthy person'
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 10:58:16 GMT
Yemen's Embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh has no choice but to hand over power to his deputy and leave the power, a political analyst says.

Yemen 'massacring' peaceful protesters
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 15:08:16 GMT
Yemen's opposition has accused the government of conducting a “massacre” against peaceful protesters amid mounting calls for the prosecution of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

'Saleh should be punished for crimes'
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:16:40 GMT
Amnesty International (AI) has said that Yemen's unpopular president should not be allowed to walk away with impunity from the crimes committed under his rule.

[P]GCC ignores Yemeni 'revolution'
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 06:55:13 GMT
The [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council ([P]GCC)'s power transition deal in Yemen fails to recognize the country's revolution and the demands of people, says a political observer.

233 members of Syria Ba'ath party quit
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 01:33:23 GMT
More than 230 members of Syria's ruling Ba'ath Party have resigned to protest the killing of pro-reform demonstrators across the country.

'Terrorists behind Syria unrest arrested'
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 20:16:29 GMT
Syrian authorities say members of a terrorist group who were behind weeks of deadly unrest in the southern city of Deraa have been arrested.

12 more Yemeni protesters shot dead
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 18:27:40 GMT
Yemeni security forces have opened fire on anti-government protesters in the capital, Sana'a, killing at least 12 demonstrators.

Yemen protest victims seek justice
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 12:31:41 GMT
Families of victims of the brutal Yemeni crackdown on anti-government protests have rejected the regime's compensation offers, demanding that its ruler be brought to justice in a trial.

Three killed in fresh Yemen protests
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 09:58:01 GMT
Clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces have broken out once again in south Yemen, leaving one protester and two soldiers dead.

'Saudis fear losing seized Yemeni land'
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 11:31:45 GMT
A Yemeni opposition group says the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council ([P]GCC) is plotting to defeat the popular revolt in the country against the despotic rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Ban urges dialogue on Syrian 'crisis'
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 05:50:14 GMT
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for inclusive dialogue and reform to restore peace and social order in Syria amidst Western media attack on Damascus.

Yemeni groups to sign transition deal
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 14:21:17 GMT
The Yemeni government and opposition say they would sign an agreement for transferring power from Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to Vice President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi.

One killed, 10 hurt in Yemen protests
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 13:04:14 GMT
At least one person has been killed and 10 others injured after Yemeni security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters in the country, witnesses say.

US considers sanctions on Syria
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 08:31:17 GMT
The US government announces its intention to impose sanctions against senior Syrian officials, criticizing recent clashes between the country's security forces and armed groups.

Chavez lends support to Syrian leader
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 06:49:02 GMT
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has thrown his weight behind Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and pointed a finger of blame at the West for recent unrests in the Middle Eastern country.

Yemen opposition accepts Arab plan
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 23:45:00 GMT
Yemen's opposition has agreed to a proposal by a regional Arab grouping calling for the country's unpopular president step down within a month of signing the plan with the opposition.

Several killed in southern Syria
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 07:51:26 GMT
Several people have been killed and many more injured after armed groups clashed with Syrian security forces in the southern city of Daraa.

Two more Yemeni protesters shot dead
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 13:10:39 GMT
Yemeni security forces have opened fire on anti-government protesters, killing and wounding several civilians, medics say.

Scores wounded in Yemen clashes
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 09:16:32 GMT
Scores of Yemenis have been wounded in shootings carried out by the country's security forces to disperse demonstrators in the southern city of Taiz, while nationwide anti-government protests continue.

5 killed in southern Yemen clashes
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 05:12:35 GMT
Five people have lost their lives in clashes between armed tribesmen and Republican Guard forces in southern Yemen as protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh continue nationwide.

'Saleh should be held accountable'
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 00:46:53 GMT
Thousands of people in Yemen are calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh's trial despite a deal that has been reached to end his 32-year reign.

Four killed in new Syria unrest
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 19:15:06 GMT
At least four people have reportedly died in a Mediterranean coast town in Syria as the country continues to grapple with unrest.

'Saudi Arabia calling shots in Yemen'
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 13:22:38 GMT
Saudi Arabia is dictating the terms of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's departure amid ongoing nationwide protests demanding his ouster, says a political observer.

Yemenis demand Saleh's abrupt ouster
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 08:38:07 GMT
Yemeni protesters have demanded the immediate ouster of embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh, rejecting a plan by Persian Gulf Arab states to allow Saleh to leave office in 30 days.

Five security forces killed in Syria
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 05:23:09 GMT
Five Syrian security forces have reportedly been killed in an attack by an 'armed criminal group' on a security checkpoint in the southwestern governorate of Daraa.

Saleh will step down, Yemeni govt. says
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 20:35:00 GMT
Yemen's ruling General People's Congress (GPC) has finally accepted a proposal by mediators from Arab states of the Persian Gulf that calls for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down.

Two Syrian lawmakers resign
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 15:17:22 GMT
Two Syrian lawmakers have reportedly resigned from their posts in parliament in protest at the deadly unrest across the country.

More Yemeni troops join protesters
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 14:09:39 GMT
More Yemeni soldiers have reportedly joined the camp of anti-government protesters, despite the possibility of being arrested by the regime.

Snipers, attackers kill five across Syria
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 11:27:47 GMT
At least five people have been killed across Syria during attacks on the crowds heading to bury the victims of the recent unrest in the country.

Yemen businesses close against Saleh
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:39:55 GMT
Shops and businesses have shut down across Yemen in protest against the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Yemenis hold major anti-govt. demos
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 02:34:01 GMT
Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters have held demonstrations in various parts of Yemen to demand an end to President Ali Abdullah Saleh's long rule.

Syria death toll rises to 75
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 22:15:24 GMT
The death toll from unrest in Syria has risen to at least 75 for the day, making Friday the deadliest day since the pro-reform demonstrations began in mid-March.

Omani protesters call for reform
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 18:01:08 GMT
Thousands of Omani protesters have reportedly taken to the streets in the southern port city of Salalah after the Friday Prayers to demand political reforms.


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