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  • Bashar al-Assad says he will live and die in Syria

    Assad scotched any suggestion he might flee Syria and warned that any Western military intervention to topple him would have catastrophic consequences for the Middle East and beyond.

    Thursday, 8 November 2012 - 10:20pm
  • Strait of Hormuz open after tanker, US navy ship collide

    An oil tanker collided with a US navy ship near the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday, but no one was hurt, the Bahrain-based US Fifth Fleet said.

    Sunday, 12 August 2012 - 5:43pm
  • No winner in the real contest of Bahrain's Grand Prix

    Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel may have won the Bahrain Grand Prix, but there was no winner in the main event: a public relations battle between the ruling Al Khalifa family and protesters in the streets over competing visions of Bahrain.

    Monday, 23 April 2012 - 9:45am
  • Bahrain police, protesters clash; Western activists held

    The Gulf Arab state has imposed a security clampdown this week in a bid to avert mass protests on the anniversary of the February 14 pro-democracy uprising.

    Saturday, 18 February 2012 - 10:52am
  • Tunisia Islamists win elections; clashes in cradle of revolt

    The Islamist Ennahda party was officially declared winner of Tunisia's election, setting it up to form an Islamist-led government, as poll violence erupted in the town where the Arab Spring uprisings began.

    Friday, 28 October 2011 - 3:54pm
  • Groups urge UAE to probe Ben Ali, Hosni Mubarak cash

    Anti-corruption groups have asked authorities in the United Arab Emirates to take action over possible transfer of assets in Dubai by fallen Arab rulers and their loyalists, seeking a haven after uprisings.

    Tuesday, 22 March 2011 - 3:44pm