February 13, 2014
Russia's president Vladimir Putin provided public support for Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah El Sisi's rumoured presidential bid during talks with Sisi in Moscow Thursday,
Five people were killed after bombs hidden in clothing stalls in a busy Baghdad market went off on Thursday morning. At least 15 people were injured in the bombs, AP reported.
Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters into four schools in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan Thursday.
A candidate in Turkey's upcoming elections was killed in an armed attack in Istanbul, media reported on Thursday.
As the Afghan government prepared to release 65 detainees from the notorious Bagram prisoner, the U.S. warned against setting the "dangerous individuals" free.
Russia proposed a rival U.N. resolution on the humanitarian crisis in Syria to key Security Council members on Wednesday after saying Moscow would veto a Western and Arab-backed measure threatening sanctions against Syria.
Al Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades shared a video online in which the group confirms that they will continue to target Hezbollah until the latter group withdraws from the conflict in Syria.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Wednesday that Syrians have been dying in greater number since the peace talks began in Geneva three weeks ago.
The United Nation's Palestine refugee agency UNRWA is "closely monitoring" reports that evacuations and the delivery of humanitarian aid to Damascus' Yarmouk refugee camp had resumed, after they were halted last week after clashes erupted.
After one Al Qaeda capture and several munitions and explosive finds, the Lebanese army is finding success in random sweeps.
Russia has been outspoken in its opposition to the draft resolution on Syria and is now threatening to veto.
February 12, 2014
A bomb that went off in Baghdad killed six Iraqi soldiers on Wednesday, while another blast in the country's north left four civilians dead, officials reported.
Human Rights Watch have accused Sudan and Egypt of torturing and abusing refugees who have been trafficked from Eritrea.
On Wednesday, a small convoy brought crucial humanitarian aid into the besieged Syrian rebel quarter of Homs following a weekend attack on a similar effort that left five people dead.
An Egyptian employee with the U.S. Embassy in Cairo has been detained over his job as liaison officer to the Muslim Brotherhood.