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‘No room at the inn’ as Bethlehem celebrates Christmas
Tens of thousands of Christians were flocking to Bethlehem on Saturday to celebrate Christmas following a year of political upheaval and change across the Arab world.
Egypt Islamists continue gains in 2nd round vote
Islamist parties have consolidated earlier gains in Egypt’s multistage parliamentary elections, winning nearly 70 per cent of the seats determined so far, according to results announced Saturday.
Satire flourishes in Syria as violence intensifies
The violent repression of dissent in Syria has sparked an explosion of satire produced by anonymous artists who are flooding the Internet with film, music and art that mock the Damascus regime.
Thousands turn out for funerals of Damascus blast victims
Thousands of people on Saturday attended prayers in memory of the 44 people killed by suicide bombers in Syria's capital as charge and countercharge swirled over who was behind the attacks.
West Bank Christians pray for threatened valley
A handful of Palestinian Christians stand on a ridge under grey skies at an open-air mass, praying for protection for the sweeping valley that descends from their feet. Full story
‘A woman’s touch evident in Arab Spring’
An Egyptian woman beaten by soldiers, a Syrian blogger detained for her work and the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize highlight the central role played by women in the Arab Spring uprisings. Full story
Iraq’s radical Shiite cleric proposes ‘peace code’
Iraq's anti-American Shiite cleric launched Saturday an initiative calling for peaceful coexistence among all Iraqis after the withdrawal of US troops from the country. Full story
VP trial OK with ‘reassurances’ — Iraq president
Iraq's President Jalal Talabani said Saturday that the country's Sunni vice president, who stands accused of running a death squad, would stand trial only if promises were made regarding its fairness. Full story
Iraq vice president warns of sectarian conflict
The Sunni vice president wanted for allegedly running a hit squad in Iraq has accused Shiite Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki of waging a campaign against Sunnis and pushing the country towards sectarian war. Full story
Tunisian gov’t sworn in
Tunisia's new government was sworn in on Saturday by the country's president, who told the ministers to get straight down to work. Full story
Hamas’ Haniyeh applauds, Israel denounces PLO unity moves
The Hamas premier of Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, praised steps towards reconciliation taken by the Islamist group and its former rival Fateh, which were angrily denounced in Israel. Full story
Eight killed in attack on Yemen protests — doctors
Doctors say eight protesters have been killed by Yemeni security forces who opened fire at some 100.000 protesters converging into the capital from a four-day march. Full story
Cold war heats up between US and Hizbollah
A war of words is heating up between Hizbollah and Washington, with allegations and counter-allegations flying between the two foes as the crisis in Syria takes its toll on the Shiite militant group. Full story
‘Saleh plans a stay in US’
Yemen's embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is set to stand down in February, told reporters on Saturday he is planning a stay in the United States in the coming days. Full story
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