Among the consequences facing US President Barack Obama if he decides against arming Syria's rebels is that Arab and European states may step in more aggressively, perhaps further fracturing rebel forces.
A landmark attempt to set global rules for overseeing the Internet is threatening to fall apart as a rift pitting the US and some Western countries against the rest of the world widened, participants in the talks said.
A 12-day co
The United States, Saudi Arabia and dozens of other countries have agreed that further economic sanctions were needed to stop President Bashar Al-Assad from repressing Syrian people and urged nations to adopt an arms embargo, travel bans and tough
Arab countries are sending mercenaries to Syria to thwart any chance of a negotiated settlement to end President Bashar Al-Assad's crackdown on a year-long uprising against his rule, Iran's ambassador to France said.
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The Arab League chief urged Damascus to sign an Arab plan to end a Syrian crackdown on protesters and said this would lead to a review of sanctions and other measures taken against the Syrian government, Egypt's official news agency reported on Mo
Arab states plan to cut commercial ties with President Bashar Al-Assad's government and freeze its assets in response to violence in Syria, where activists said 42 civilians and soldiers died on Saturday.
The sanctions, which would plunge
Syrian forces backed by tanks have killed at least 20 civilians in the city of Homs in one of the fiercest military assaults on urban centres to crush six months of pro-democracy protests, activists and residents said.
Residents said the a
Arabs celebrated the fall of President Hosni Mubarak on Friday, praising the determination of Egypt's protesters and hoping their demands for change would echo through the Middle East.
Volleys of gunfire and fireworks erupted in the Le
The Middle East must do more to promote the Saudi-proposed Arab Peace Initiative to Israel, says a top Swedish official.
The Arab world needs to do more to convince Israel that the Arab Peace Initiative was in everyone's best interest,
Arab leaders have been warned that the region is among the most vulnerable to climate change and urgent action is needed to protect against disasters.
Arab world is already suffering impacts consistent with climate change predictions. Dust