January 12, 2014
Former Israeli President Ariel Sharon will be buried at his southern ranch on Monday after a ceremony earlier in the day in parliament, the Israeli army radio said. Sharon's coffin will also be placed at parliament in Jerusalem so that the public may pay their respects.
Libya's deputy industry minister was shot dead in his hometown of Sirte Saturday.
The director of Human Rights Watch's Middle Eastern division said that Israel's former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who died on Saturday aged 85, should have been made responsible for his role in the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas calls on Israel to negotiate to unify Jerusalem if it wants a peace agreement.
If the people demand him to be the new leader of Egypt, Army Chief Sisi will run for election.
Based on numbers from previous years, Afghanistan expects higher turnout due to more protected voting sites for the 2014 Presidential election day.
January 11, 2014
An international campaign to boycott Israeli products is taking a heavy toll on illegal settlers in the Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank.
PLO Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi said defining Israel as a Jewish state would signify that any Jewish person would have the right to return to Palestine, while Palestinians would lose that right.
A bomb attack blamed on pro-al-Qaeda group, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has killed at least five militants in Syria’s Idlib Province as infighting rages on among various foreign-backed opposition groups.
The Palestinian Authority representative to the UN in Geneva Ibrahim Khraishi said on Friday that the PA has applied to participate in an upcoming international summit to find a solution to the ongoing crisis in Syria.
The Lebanese militant Shiite movement Hezbollah has dramatically improved its missile capabilities and can now pinpoint targets anywhere in Israel, a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards said Saturday.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85, after being in a coma for eight years, the office of Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Saturday.
Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon passed away on Saturday after eight years in a coma, leaving behind a bloody and conflicted legacy in the land he called home.
The Lebanese government must bolster efforts to arrest five men accused of the assassination of the country’s former Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri, the prosecutor at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon told British newspaper the Guardian on Friday.
In efforts to monitor a ceasefire between Shiite rebels and hardline Sunni Salafists, Yemen troops began to deploy in the northern province of Saada on Saturday, a security official told Agence France-Presse.