19 October 2011
Last updated at 11:58 ET
Thousands of people stage a rally in Syria's second largest city, Aleppo, in an apparent show of support for embattled President Bashar al-Assad.
The Egyptian journalist who interviewed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit just after Hamas freed him defends herself against Israeli criticism.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakul Karman is visiting New York to demand action from the United Nations to end the bloodshed in her native Yemen.
The US says it will wait for the findings of a human rights commission before pursuing a $53m (£34m) arms deal with the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain.
At least 26 Turkish soldiers die in clashes with Kurdish rebels in south-east Turkey, officials say, reportedly sparking retaliatory raids into Iraq.
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