January 11, 2014
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85, after being in a coma for eight years, the office of Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Saturday.
Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon passed away on Saturday after eight years in a coma, leaving behind a bloody and conflicted legacy in the land he called home.
The Lebanese government must bolster efforts to arrest five men accused of the assassination of the country’s former Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri, the prosecutor at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon told British newspaper the Guardian on Friday.
In efforts to monitor a ceasefire between Shiite rebels and hardline Sunni Salafists, Yemen troops began to deploy in the northern province of Saada on Saturday, a security official told Agence France-Presse.
January 10, 2014
Clashes in Egypt's Alexandria left one person dead on Friday.
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently told reporters that Al Qaeda-linked groups in Syria are training U.S. and Western citizens fighting in the conflict to conduct terrorist attacks when they return home.
Clashes between the Lebanese Army and gunmen near a mosque in the northern city of Tripoli left three people, including two soldiers, wounded.
The United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) told reporters Friday that the Syrian government will be able to meet its March deadline to destroy Priority 1 chemical weapons. material if it maintains its current efforts.
Palestine's top negotiator for the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks said that Israel's settlement announcement Friday is a message to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to not come back to the region to push for peace.
The United States' top military commander to Africa told reporters Friday that the Pentagon is planning to commence training for Libyan soldiers by midyear to help "boost the [north African country's] security."
Israel announced Friday that it is planning to build over 1,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem and 800 in the West Bank.
72 prisoners are to freed from Afghanistan's notorious Bagram prison, despite the U.S. voicing its concerns over their lack of proper trial and many of the prisoners' links to terrorist-related charged.
Despite the risk that any aid may end up in the hands of militant extremists, top Washington officials said Thursday that the U.S. is considering resuming its nonlethal aid to the Syrian opposition.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported late Thursday that Syrian regime forces killed at least 45 rebels during an offensive on the regime-stronghold of Homs.
The head of Fatah's reconciliation team has confirmed that he will visit the Gaza Strip to meet with Gazan Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in the upcoming days, as Hamas and Fatah look to reconcile.