June 12, 2013
Syrian rebels allegedly fired rockets into the Lebanese town of Hermel on Tuesday night, injuring four and killing one civilian.
June 11, 2013
Just hours after rumors spread that Hassan Rouhani would be disqualified from the upcoming presidential election, the moderate candidate was endorsed by former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister and his French counterpart expressed concern over the situation in Syria, and called for immediate and urgent action in the war-torn country.
Two suicide bombers attacked Marjeh square in Damascus on Tuesday morning, killing 14 people and injuring 31 civilians according to early reports.
The first quarter of 2013 has seen Israeli settlement building be at an all time high, according to data accumulated by Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has postponed his scheduled visit to the region in light of a series of talks occurring within the Obama administration this week on Syria, with a possible view to arm the Syrian rebels in light of regime successes.
After encroaching upon rebel positions in Aleppo since the fall of Qusayr last week, regime troops have launched an offensive against an Aleppo airbase, as well as key areas of the northern province.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out on the preconditions that the Palestinians for the negotiations, calling them insurmountable.
Two suicide bombers targeted a busy Damascus square on Tuesday morning. No reports on the number of casualties have been released yet.
Hundreds of Turkish riot police on Tuesday morning entered Istanbul’s Taksim Square, after forces reportedly used tear gas last night to disperse protesters on the 11th day of anti-government demonstrations.
The Cairo Criminal Court ordered the release of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's sons on Monday as his retrial has been postponed yet again.
A van carrying Lebanese gunmen who were on their way to fight in Damascus was targeted by a car bomb in Lebanon's Bekaa valley on Monday. Several casualties were reported, but the gunmen still managed to enter Syria.
June 10, 2013
An estimated 61 people died in Iraq on Monday as violence swept the country. In Mosul, in northern Iraq, five car bombs targeted army and police personnel.
Indonesian consulate set on fire as thousands of expatriate workers amass in bid to sort out their employment papers
Conservative former parliament speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel on Monday withdrew his candidacy from Iran's June 14 presidential election. Meanwhile, an Iranian watchdog group denies banning a candidate from the 2013 election.