Samia Nakhoul

Syria starts withdrawing its ambassadors

Syria has begun pre-emptively withdrawing ambassadors from Europe because it fears EU members will expel them.

Libya rebels get taste of luxury at Gaddafi family resort

Beach villas are testimony to the fact that the Gaddafis not only ruled Libya, they owned it, and treated its wealth as their personal patrimony.

Libya rebels demand Algeria return Gaddafi’s family

Libya's rebels accused neighbouring Algeria of an act of aggression for admitting the fleeing wife of Muammar Gaddafi and three of his children.

Libya’s rebels squeeze Gaddafi’s bastion

Libyan forces have converged on Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte hoping to seal their revolution by seizing the last bastions of the strongman.

Rebels besiege Gaddafi’s home town

Libyan forces closed in on Muammar Gaddafi's home town, vowing to seize it by force if negotiations fail.

Gaddafi’s collapse will embolden Arab rebels

The implosion of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's 41-year-old rule will put a new spring in the step of the Arab revolutions.

Fears of civil war in Yemen as dozens die

Dozens of Yemenis were killed in overnight gun battles in the capital, a government official said on Thursday.

Gulf states seek to broker Yemen’s Saleh exit

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies are trying to broker a deal to have Yemen's president step down and hand over power.

In Tahrir Square, the freedom party begins

Egyptians in their millions danced and partied through the night on Saturday, celebrating the fall of the man who ruled like a pharaoh for 30 years.

Mubarak pledge to leave dismissed as too slow

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said on Tuesday he would surrender power in September, angering protesters who want an immediate end to his rule.

Egyptians gather for march to oust Mubarak

Crowds gathered in Cairo on Tuesday for a protest they hoped would swell to a million people demanding an end to the rule of President Hosni Mubarak.

Lawlessness in Egypt as Mubarak clings on

The stench of blazing tyres filled the streets of Cairo on Sunday as President Hosni Mubarak sought to bargain with angry crowds.

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