August 4, 2013
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat announced that the 104 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails released as a precursor to the peace talks will be released in four stages.
The Egyptian government has told delegates from the US and EU that it is committed to fulfilling the roadmap set out by the army following the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi on July 3.
In light of a global terror alert over potential al-Qaeda-linked attacks “occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula,” President Barack Obama's top national security advisers held a meeting on Saturday.
President Michel Suleiman has reportedly admonished Hezbollah for failing to coordinate with any party inside Lebanon before sending its members to Syria to support troops loyal to the Assad regime against the rebels.
Kuwait announced the formation of a new Cabinet late Saturday, following parliamentary elections last month in which liberals made slight gains.
The ambush occurred on Syrian territory, near the northeastern Lebanese town of Arsal
August 3, 2013
“You just can’t believe that there are people who don’t aspire for authority,” Sisi said in a rare interview. He was asked: “Is that you?,” and the army chief replied: “Yes.”
The attack took place in Khirbet Daoud, east of the Lebanese town of Ersal. According to the NNA, the attack killed nine Syrians and wounded nine more, some of whom women and children.
Security forces have signaled growing frustration with the large sit-in camps in recent days.
In his first comment since Morsi's overthrow, Ayman al-Zawahiri accused the U.S. of plotting with Egypt's military, secularists and Christians.
Observers said however that should the deadlock between the rival political powers persist, the dispute could be resolved through national dialogue.
“All appropriate steps” shall be taken to protect Americans in response to a threat of an al-Qaeda attack, ordered President Barack Obama, in a statement reported late on Friday.
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri proposed Friday the formation of a government excluding his Future Movement and Hezbollah as a means to break the Cabinet deadlock
More than 20 US embassies in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia will close on Sunday amid intelligence reports of security concerns.
August 2, 2013
Tammam Salam denounced on Friday the Baabda rockets incident.