June 24, 2013
A Milan court has handed down a seven-year jail sentence for former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who was accused of having sex with an underage prostitute and abusing his powers to cover it up.
Power transition expected in gas-rich Qatar
The office of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi condemned the sectarian mob attack in Giza which left four Shiite Egyptians dead and led to criticism of the government's role in stoking sectarian anger
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said that the government will not cede power at the proposed Geneva conference
At least 17 soldiers and 25 gunmen loyal to Skeikh Ahmad Assir have been killed in clashes in the southern Lebanon city of Sidon
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian criticizes Western and Gulf nations who pledge support to opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
Gunmen have been roaming the streets of Tripoli in a show of support for Sheikh Ahmed Al Asir, a Salafist cleric whose supporters have killed 12 soliders in the southern city of Sidon.
Vandals slashed the tires of 22 cars and spray painted pro-Israeli slogans in a Palestinian area of East Jerusalem on Monday, in what is called an act of 'price tag' vandalism.
Supporters of firebrand Salafist Sheikh Ahmad Assir clash with the Lebanese army for a second day in Sidon
Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani will meet with members of the ruling family on Monday
French President Francois Hollande and King Abdullah of Jordan said that Paris and Amman see 'eye-to'eye', over Syria, and said that the Syrian rebels must become internally organised before they are armed by the West.
Syrian rebels renewed their struggle for Aleppo as they try to combat the huge territorial gains that troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have made in the north of the country since the toppling of Qusayr.
The Gaza Strip was targeted by overnight Israeli air force attacks early Monday, following reported rocket fire from the Palestinian territory into southern Israel.
The Lebanese army said early on Monday it regained control of an area surrounding a mosque in the southern city of Sidon where radicals, loyal to a Sunni cleric wanted by the army, killed ten of its soldiers.
June 23, 2013
Four Shias were killed and scores injured in a Salafi-led mob attack in the Egyptian governorate of Giza on Sunday afternoon