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Saleh using Al Qaeda threat to stay in power: Military commander
Cairo/Sanaa, March 27 (DPA) A top Yemeni security official, who has pledged his support for the pro-democracy protesters, Sunday said President Ali Abdullah Saleh was using the threat of Al Qaeda as an excuse to stay in power.

Sunday, March 27, 2011 10:48:41 PM

Is revolution possible in a Shellfare society? (Comment)
The ongoing Arab revolution may not, after all, rain on the Gulf region the way it has in Egypt and Tunisia. The clouds are hanging heavy all right on at least two of them -- Bahrain and Kuwait; but most likely, the torrent currently lashing Libya will pass over the oil-rich Gulf. Not because its political soil is not ready for a violent downpour, but because the Gulf, unlike its behemoth neighbours, has a different political and economic rationale.

Sunday, March 27, 2011 11:38:33 AM

Coalition forces 'strike Gaddafi's home town' : Libyan state TV
Cairo, March 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Coalition warplanes attacked Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's home town of Sirte in northern Libya early Sunday, the country's state television reported.

Sunday, March 27, 2011 7:49:39 AM

Egyptian with US citizenship arrested in Syria: SANA
Damascus/Cairo, March 27 (DPA) An Egyptian who holds US citizenship is among the foreigners arrested by Syrian security forces and accused of helping to incite strife in the country, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.

Sunday, March 27, 2011 3:34:11 AM

'Coalition forces paving rebels' way to Libyan oil facilities'
Cairo, March 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The international coalition enforcing a no-fly zone in Libya is bombing both military and civilians targets to pave the rebels' way to oil facilities, a military source has told Libya's official Jana national news agency.

Sunday, March 27, 2011 2:07:38 AM

Protests continue in Syria, more reforms expected
Damascus/Cairo, March 26 (DPA) Thousands of protesters took to the streets of the southern Syrian city of Daraa Saturday, ahead of more reforms expected to be announced by the government.

Saturday, March 26, 2011 11:22:53 PM

Libyan rebels gain ground forcing Gaddafi forces to retreat
Cairo/Tripoli, March 26 (DPA) Libyan rebels Saturday advanced, recapturing the key town of Ajdabiya and forcing troops loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi to retreat.

Saturday, March 26, 2011 9:55:46 PM

UAE joins African Union as observer
Addis Ababa, March 26 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has joined the African Union (AU) as an observer, becoming the first Gulf nation to join the organization, it was announced Saturday.

Saturday, March 26, 2011 9:37:27 PM

Airstrikes continue over Libya as rebels gain ground
Cairo/Tripoli, March 26 (DPA) Libyan rebels Saturday recaptured the key eastern town of Ajdabiya, as airstrikes by coalition forces imposing a no-fly zone over the conflict-ridden country continued.

Saturday, March 26, 2011 6:12:08 PM

Syrian activists call for more protests as unrest spreads
Damascus/Cairo, March 26 (DPA) Syrian activists called for more protests Saturday after dozens were killed in anti-government demonstrations across the country a day earlier.

Saturday, March 26, 2011 2:59:36 PM

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