January 10, 2014
According to U.S. defense officials, Washington is mulling over the idea of training elite Iraqi forces in Jordan to help quell Al Qaeda in the restive country.
Tunisia's Islamist Prime Minister Ali Larayedh resigned on Thursday to make way for a caretaker government as part of a deal with his opponents to finish a transitional period.
January 9, 2014
Egyptian will approve the constitution despite the fact that over half the population have not read the draft of the document, a new poll revealed according to the Egyptian Daily news website al-Ahram.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei admitted on Thursday pursuing the religious deception tactic known as a “taqiyya” in talks with the United States over his country’s nuclear program.
63 Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to three years in jail on charges such as rioting, thuggery and weapons possession on Thursday.
Syrian opposition groups, including Islamist rebels, met for the first time in Spain's Cordoba in order to "seek common ground" before peace talks scheduled for later this month in Switzerland, and a car bomb killed 18 in Syria's central Hama province in the village of Kafat.
The U.S. said Wednesday that despite the violence and troubles that have engulfed Cairo since Mohamed Morsi's ouster in July, Washington is looking to work on its relationship with Cairo.
Tunisia has appointed a new commission to oversee elections in 2014 as part of its efforts to form a transitional, independent government.
A suicide bomber killed 13 Iraqi army recruits and wounded more than 30 near Baghdad on Thursday in an attack on men who were responding to the government's appeal for more fighters to help battle Al Qaeda in Anbar province.
Iraqi tribesmen have recaptured the majority of Anbar province, restoring tentative calm to the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah after they were controlled by Al Qaeda-affiliated gunmen for several days.
Russia blocked a British-drafted UN Security Council statement that condemns the Syrian government attacks on the northern city of Aleppo.
Three Palestinians were injured after Israel launched an airstrike on the southern Gaza strip on Thursday morning.
Bahrain announced late Wednesday that it has suspended reconciliation talks with the Shiite opposition majority amidst growing unrest.
Fatah, the party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, has reached out an olive branch to rival group Hamas regarding the formation of a national unity government.
Sectarian clashes between Palestinians in Lebanon's south and Hezbollah may be imminent if the latter party does not "revise its policies at home and in Syria," a key spiritual leader told reporters this week.