October 29, 2013
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki travelled to Washington Tuesday to seek assistance and arms to mitigate countrywide violence.
Jordan tried three Syrians on Tuesday for allegedly trying to smuggle 36 detonators into Syria for anti-government rebels.
Two Egyptians were found dead in Eastern Libya and dozens of others have been reported missing.
The three judges presiding over the trial of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood general guide Mohammed Badie withdrew themselves from the proceedings at the start of a session on Tuesday.
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah accused the Saudi Arabian government of trying to sabotage the Syrian peace talks.
US Secretary of State John Kerry hinted at an upcoming visit to Cairo that would be the first visit taken since the US stemmed its military aid to Egypt earlier in October.
The Lebanese army has continued to deploy troops to the northern city of Tripoli following a week of clashes between supporters and opponents of Syria's regime in which at least 16 people died.
Lebanon charged 14 people for allegedly rigging vehicles with explosives, including one that detonated killing a suspected extremist in east Lebanon.
A plan emerges as government in Tunisia turns to new leadership in the face of violence.
UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said during a visit to Damascus that although President Bashar Assad may be able to contribute to the "new" transitioning Syrian state, he should not be the leader of the country.
The Israeli Prison Service is preparing to release 26 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday evening as part of a "gesture" in exchange for the Palestinian Liberation Organisation's return to peace talks.
Obama and Netanyahu met to discuss Israel and Palestinian peace efforts.
A blast targeting the Damascus office of Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah left tens of fighters wounded, Syrian opposition activists reported late Tuesday.
The Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army on Monday rebuffed the participation of Syria’s allies in the proposed Geneva II conference aimed to end the 31-month Syrian conflict.
October 28, 2013
Israel arrested 10 West Bank-based members of the Islamist movement Hamas in the West Bank. No reasons were given for the arrests.