Articles by Anissa Haddadi
As the King of Bahrain arrives in the UK to celebrate the Queen's Diamond jubilee, protesters in Bahrain continue to take to the streets in protest of the lack of political reforms and human rights abuses.
Rights groups have condemned the detention of a Shia activist Kamel Abbas al-Ahmed in Saudi Arabia for his support of religious freedom
The head of the Syrian National Council Burhan Ghalioun announced he is resigning from his position amid growing divisions within the umbrella opposition group.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he believes the global Islamic terrorist network Al-Qaida was behind two recent car bombings that killed 55 people in Damascus.
Rights activists and Bahraini opposition members angered at invitation to the King of Bahrain to join other royals at a Jubilee lunch with the Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he is eager to attend the London Olympics but fears that Britain does not want to host him.
Iran is threatening to start legal action against internet giant Google over its erasing of the Persian Gulf from its maps.
Chilean police arrested more than 70 students in Santiago in biggest protest so far this year over country's education system.
Sailf al-Islam Gaddafi, who is currently awaiting trial in Libya, refuses to appoint Libyan lawyer to defend him, top Libyan diplomat says.
The former financial adviser of the late Yasser Arafat is being sought abroad on suspicion of corruption and embezzlement.
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor stopped short of apologising for his role in Sierra Leone civil war, instead accusing prosecutors of paying and intimidating witnesses.
A politician in Zimbabwe has called on traditional chiefs to expel 'people who support homosexuality' from their communities.
Violence continues in Syria, prompting a UN monitoring group to find shelter with a group of rebels while attacks on civilians and doctors are on-going.
Thousands of Palestinians have attended demonstrations to commemorate "Nakba day"
Dominique Strauss-Kahn strikes back against assault allegations by filing $1m countersuit against New York City hotel maid.
Russia's ambassador to the United Nations has voiced concern over reports Syrian rebels are receiving military training in Kosovo.
Zimbabwean politician creates uproar by saying women should make themselves less attractive to men to curb spread of HIV/AIDS.
Francois Hollande takes helm as president after being sworn in at ceremony held at Elysee Palace.
The French trial opens over Mediator, a diabetes drug that was also used to lose weight and is suspected in the death of 500 people.
Al-Qaida in Yemen is planning to defy security checks across the world by implanting explosives within suicide bombers' bodies.