October 30, 2013
Egyptian security forces stormed al-Azhar University campus on Wednesday to quell student protests against the military-backed government.
The United States is aiming to help the Iraqi government battle an increasing threat from Al-Qaeda linked terror groups with military sales and intelligence sharing, a US official said Wednesday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who met with United Nations envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Wednesday, said the success of peace talks was tied to “stopping support for terrorist groups.”
Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam Erian, who has been on the run since the state crackdown on the Islamist group, was arrested in Cairo on Wednesday morning.
Fifty Syrian refugees are dead from malnutrition after being stuck at Jordanian border due to ongoing shelling in the area.
A suicide bomber targeted a popular Tunisian beach resort in the city of Sousse on Wednesday. There were no casualties in the blast, according to local officials.
Lakhdar Brahimi will meet with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus Wednesday.
12 people -- including nine Iraqi troops -- were killed after twin suicide bombers attacked a group of soldiers and Sahwa militia men in the central Iraqi town of Tarmiyah late on Tuesday.
Prisoners arrive in Ramallah and Gaza after their release from Israeli hold. Celebration and angst followed from each respective side.
The government and the Prime Minister have made it a "priority" to fix Egypt's security situation, which means "controlling the Muslim Brotherhood and limiting their capacities," a source in PM Hazem El-Beblawi's cabinet said Wednesday.
Israel announced Wednesday that it will build 1,500 new homes in East Jerusalem's Ramat Shlomo. The Jewish state also began releasing 26 long-serving Palestinian prisoners at the time of the settlement announcement.
Egyptian authorities arrested Nabil al-Maghraby who was previously jailed for Anwar Sadat's assassination, after authorities linked him with al-Qaeda bomb plot activities
October 29, 2013
Libya gunmen stole $50 million from a bank van on a highway east of Tripoli.
1,800 civilians were able to flee a besieged suburb of Damascus Tuesday due to a rare moment of cooperation and coordination between Syrian government and rebel forces.
Syria's Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil was fired from his post Tuesday for participating in unauthorized foreign meetings following his return from talks on the proposed Geneva peace talks with US representatives.