Violent clashes reignited in Cairo on Friday between Egyptian police and protesters angered by reports of inadequate security at a soccer match that devolved into a riot this week, leaving 79 people dead. 123 more words
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In a rare and defiant speech Tuesday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad blamed the unabated violence in his country on “external conspiracies,” criticized the Arab League as toothless and said that the international call for reform wasn’t taking into account what the country was really facing: terrorism. 114 more words
Bahrain’s public prosecutor announced Saturday that he will drop some charges against opposition protesters detained in this year’s unrest, state media reported.
The charges that will be dropped relate “to speech protected by the right to freedom of expression,” the Bahrain News Agency reported. 71 more words
Arab League finance ministers recommended Saturday that economic sanctions be levied against the Syrian government for its part in a bloody, months-long crackdown on civilian demonstrators, a senior Arab League official told CNN. 145 more words
Turkey’s foreign minister warned Friday that it was time for Syria to make a decision, as a deadline passed for it to agree to let Arab League observers into the country to monitor the government’s response to civil unrest. 136 more words
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday to attend a signing ceremony for a Gulf Cooperation Council proposal aimed at ending Yemen’s months-long political crisis, a Yemeni official said. 67 more words