June 11, 2014
Bashar Assad urged Syrians to support the country's government and insisted that people "trust the state and its president".
Six people kidnapped from a quarry in the east Lebanon village of Ras Baalbek were released yesterday. Residents claim the kidnappers were from Nusra Front (AFP/ File).
A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood resigned from the Syrian National Coalition, after it congratulated Egypt's newly elected president, Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi.
A Jordan minister called for Al-Aqsa Mosque to be protected from "Israeli violations" in Jerusalem, amid growing restrictions imposed on Palestinian worshippers.
Banks in the Gaza Strip are reopening following the stalemate over salaries for Hamas employees of the former Gaza government.
Iraqi forces backed by tribal residents retook parts of Kirkuk in a battle with militant group, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Al-Qaeda affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's offensive in the oil-rich Deir al-Zor province killed at least 634 people and displaced over 130,000 others.
A Cairo court sentenced prominent activist Alaa Abdel Fattah to 15 years in prison for protesting illegally.
U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford, urged for "moderate opposition fighters" in Syria to be armed accordingly, while he said America will not engage with Bashar al-Assad.
Palestinian prisoners who are hunger striking remain steadfast in their mission. A statement released by the hunger strikers says they will continue "until victory or martyrdom."
Hundreds of thousands flee Mosul after jihadist militants seize city.
The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed deep concern over the Bahraini government's crackdown on political dissidents.
The U.S. and Iran have finished their two-day nuclear talks in Geneva.
Libyan General Khalifa Haftar has agreed to a truce during Libya's upcoming election.
Militants of the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State have seized the Iraqi city of Mosul and parts of the northern province of Kirkuk.