President Bashar al-Assad has issued a decree authorising a multi-party political system in Syria, a day after the UN Security Council issued a statement condemning the regime's use of force against protesters.
The investment company headed by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says it plans to complete the world's tallest tower in just over five years time.
Over 4,000 traffic policemen have been mobilized by the Makkah Traffic Department to implement its Ramadan plan, according to the authority’s director general.
Adviser to President Abbas, Nimir Hammad, said Thursday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) will not be intimidated by threats, after Israeli media reported that the government is considering sanctions against the PA if it continues with the September UN bid.
Libyan opposition fighters say they will gain victory over regime forces by the end of August, stressing that the six-month-old conflict in the African country is entering a “decisive phase.”
The Middle East Quartet, which is comprised of the UN, the United States, the European Union and Russia, on Tuesday said they were "greatly concerned" by Israel's recent announcement to advance planning for new housing units.
France has moved closer to banning the burka as the first stage in passing the controversial law was approved in the National Assembly with members of the Lower House voting overwhelmingly – 335 votes for to one against – to introduce the ban.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah will lay the foundation stone for a new expansion of the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Friday, it was announced on Tuesday.
A general view of the Grand Mosque during the Muslim month of Ramadan in the holy city of Mecca August 20, 2011. Saudi Arabia has begun the biggest expansion yet of Islam's holiest site, the Grand Mosque in Mecca, to raise its capacity to 2 million pilgrims/Hassan Ali
China is sitting on a mountain of money, whilst the US is sitting on a mountain of debt exceeding $14 trillion and 100% of its GDP. The Chinese are the largest foreign holder of the US federal debt with $1.2 trillion in treasuries, and in addition approximately two-thirds of $3.2 trillion in foreign exchange reserves is estimated to be in dollars.