UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says ‘fighting has set Syria back decades’
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Monday 05 November 2012
A series of bomb blasts in Bahrain's capital killed two people today, according to authorities, a sign that some factions within the opposition may be increasingly turning to violence in the nearly 21-month uprising against the Gulf nation's Western-backed rulers.
Monday 22 October 2012
Ali Ferzat's satirical cartoons about Syrian politics led to a beating by militia loyal to the regime, but he has not been silenced. Laurens Cerulus meets him
Sunday 21 October 2012
Police in Kuwait have used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse anti-government protesters defying orders not to stage marches through the capital, according to witnesses.
Monday 08 October 2012
Kuwait's ruler dissolved parliament yesterday, a step towards calling the second elections this year and ending months of political gridlock.
Sunday 29 July 2012
Paul Drinkhall pulled off one of the finest wins of his table tennis career to move into the third round of the men's singles at the London 2012 Olympics.
Wednesday 11 July 2012
Nottingham Forest have confirmed the Al-Hasawi family are the club's new owners.
Monday 02 July 2012
Al-Hasawi close to Forest buyout
Saturday 16 June 2012
The beleaguered junior stock market Plus Markets yesterday sold its technical trading platform for a nominal £1 to its employees and other individuals.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
A Shia Muslim man has pleaded not guilty to charges of insulting the Prophet Mohamed and the Sunni rulers of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain on Twitter.
Kuwaiti finance minister faces questions over deal to pay 'millions' to Tony Blair’s company for advising royal family
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Kuwaiti MPs are preparing to question the country’s finance minister over a controversial deal in which Tony Blair’s company was allegedly paid millions of pounds to advise its royal family.
Friday 13 April 2012
Kuwait's parliament has voted in favour of a legal amendment that would make blasphemy a crime punishable by death following the arrest of a man accused of insulting the Prophet Mohamed on the social-networking website Twitter.
Friday 16 March 2012
The American soldier suspected in a killing spree in Afghanistan is being flown to the US, reports say.
Friday 03 February 2012
Opposition candidates were expected to make gains in a snap parliamentary election held yesterday in the Gulf Arab state.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
Nations cite as their reason the daily killing of protesters by President Assad's regime
Tuesday 03 January 2012
The increasingly tarnished reputation of Germany's President, Christian Wulff suffered a new setback yesterday with disclosures that the 52-year-old head of state threatened to sue a leading tabloid newspaper to prevent publication of a damaging article about a questionable six-figure private loan.
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