13th- 19th april


A Cairo court has ordered Monday the parole of former President Hosni Mubarak, on trial for the deaths of hundreds of protesters and corruption. But he remains in custody for other cases.

As Formula 1 returns to Bahrain this week, protesters in the tiny Gulf state have once again threatened to disrupt the annual Grand Prix.

Syria’s opposition called on Lebanon to better control its borders to prevent Hezbollah militants fired on rebel positions in Syria.

Up to 27 people are reported to have been killed and dozens more injured in a suicide bombing in a Baghdad cafe, a ministry of Interior source has told Al Jazeera.

The UN Security Council has reached a rare agreement on Syria, an issue that has divided it for two years, calling for an end to the escalating violence and condemning human rights violations by Syrian government forces and rebels.