June 6, 2013
Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al Zawahri, issued a statement on Thursday, urging the Syrian population to rise up against Assad as well as US forces, which he said were trying to turn Syria into a political tool against Iran.
The pro-Brotherhood Egyptian Gama'a Al Islamiya has announced it will be rallying its troops so as to counter the planned June 30 'rebellion' protests.
Two soldiers have been killed in an explosion, a local security official told Al Arabiya news channel
Syrian rebels seized a border crossing near the Israeli occupied Golan Heights as Syrian regime forces loyal to President Assad clash with Syrian opposition across the country.
11 rockets fired from Syria landed in the Syrian city of Baalbek late on Wednesday night, injuring up to five people.
During a speech at the Arab League, Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour said that the Syrian conflict had spilled over its borders and that any Lebanese fighters were engaged in self-defense
The Lebanese government is discussing plans to limit the number of refugees it receives from Syria
Unidentified militants set up a fake checkpoint on the main road connecting Iraq to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, killing 14 border policemen as they were on their way to work.
Leaders of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood have accused Turkish protesters of trying to damage the "highly successful Islamic project" by receiving funds from oversees.
The commander of the Syrian rebel forces, Salim Idriss, said that his troops are ready to enter and fight in Lebanon, the same day the rebels conceded defeat to Syrian regime forces in the town of Qusair.
June 5, 2013
The Jordanian King's uncle by marriage is facing more than 30 years of hard labour and fines of an estimated JD280 million. The ruling was passed on Wednesday.
The Yemeni state has launched an offensive against Al Qaeda forces in the south of the country, with tanks and helicopters being seen at dawn on Wednesday.
In an effort to bolster its numbers, the Syrian regime offered new recruits a 50 percent pay raise or government jobs on Tuesday. They also told recruits they could volunteer as well.
The supreme leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has spoken out in favour of the Guardian Council's ruling to bar two candidates from running in the June 14 elections
“The Syrian army totally controls the Qusayr region in Homs province after killing a large number of terrorists and capturing others,” the Syrian regime said on Wednesday.