February 12, 2014
Russia said that they will reject a U.N. resolution on aid access in Syria, saying it is "one sided," according to reports Wednesday. Convoys also waited on standby Wednesday to continue the evacuation process in Homs after the governor suspended the operation Tuesday due to "technical and logistical" reasons.
The international mediator, Brahimi, claims that the talks between Syria's opposing forces are not showing much progress.
Three policemen were killed in a drive-by shooting east of Cairo Wednesday.
Hundreds were detained upon exiting the city of Homs during a rescue effort to evacuate civilians.
Tuesday barrel bomb attacks on Aleppo killed at least ten people as regime forces continue to destroy Syria's second largest city.
Three years later, symbolic protests are being called in Bahrain to mark the anniversary of the Arab Spring.
A French military delegation will meet with Lebanese leadership next week to discuss how the military grant from Saudi Arabia will be used to purchase French weapons.
Rebels have denied reports saying that they committed a massacre in an Alawite village this week.
Twenty-nine men who have been captured over the last few years have been extradited to the country of Saudi for trial.
President Obama warns that business rushing to get in first with Iran are doing so at their own risk.
February 11, 2014
Israel has ordered a re-vote in two municipal elections--including one in the country's largest Arab city to be held in March after close and fradulent elections resulted in mixed results from October polls.
Russian officials said that the U.S. is "hindering progress" on settling the Iran nuclear issue while Obama called on Russia to urge Damascus to dispose its chemical weapons on time, calling it Moscow's "responsibility.
Egypt's veteran diplomat Amr Moussa told reporters Tuesday that army chief Abdel Fattah El Sisi has decided to run for president and will make his run official in the "near future."
A top Palestinian official told reporters Tuesday that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's proposed peace plan that is due to be released in the coming weeks would be "useless" since it allows for reservations in its current form.
All-things Syria stalled Tuesday--ranging from the Geneva talks to the evacuation of civilians in the besieged city of Homs.