If you want news for Arab countries, I'd try Al Jazeera (news site).
There are a lot of protests going on in the Arab world (Algeria, Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt, Jordan, Sudan). While there are differences, there are also similarities; high unemployment, rising prices especially for basics like food, and for most of them, a government that is relatively autocratic and has been in power for a long time.
The Egyptian protesters were using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to organize and communicate, which is why the government shut it down.
I just wrote a hub about this issue if you want to go check it out.