Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said on Monday no date had been set for an international conference on ending his country's civil war and cast doubt on whether it could succeed if held now.
With Western and Arab countries hop
Qatar's powerful prime minister is preparing to step down as part of a wider power transition that may also see the country's ruler ceding power to his son, Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim, Arab and Western dip
Nearly half of all expatriates who move to the UAE do so without the practical information to make the transition, while a third found the overall relocation experience more challenging than anticipated, said a report.
The study was rel
World powers struck an agreement that a transitional government should be set up in Syria to end the conflict there but they remained at odds over what part President Bashar al-Assad might play in the process.
Peace envoy Kofi Annan said a
Syria rejected on Monday a request by Arab League foreign ministers that President Bashar al-Assad hand over power to a deputy and set up a new unity government, saying the plan was part of a "conspiracy against Syria."
"Syria rejects the
US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta told Libya's leaders on Saturday they faced a long, hard road in moving on from 42 years of one-man rule and uniting rival militias that still hold the streets in the oil-producing North African state.
Yemen's president and opposition agreed on Wednesday to sign a Gulf-brokered deal for a transition of power with slight modifications after intervention from US and European diplomats, an opposition official said.
The deal, which the o
Egypt's cabinet, appointed when Hosni Mubarak was still in office, will not undergo a major reshuffle and will stay to oversee a political transformation in the coming months, the cabinet spokesman said.
"The shape of the government will
The Arab world is at the threshold of democracy, however, a long road to implementation lies ahead, says a new report.
The annual report by Arab Reform Initiative titled The Arab Democracy Index, shows that the transition towards democracy