January 8, 2012
Governments across the region were willing to deploy extreme violence in 2011 in an attempt to resist unprecedented calls for fundamental reform.
January 6, 2012
An Arab League observer mission to Syria is due to report back on its preliminary findings on Sunday.
January 5, 2012
An appeal court in Oman has upheld convictions against journalists and their source for "insulting" a government official.
January 4, 2012
Mass demonstrations over fuel price rises continue in Nigeria after the killing of at least one protester.