February 28, 2013
According to the White House spokesman, the U.S. will be increasing aid to Syrian rebels to speed up a political transition.
Hassan Nasrallah says rivals are trying to push Lebanon into a Sunni-Shia regional war.
February 27, 2013
Two days of discussion on Irans nuclear programme have reached a stalemate but more talks are planed in March, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said after talks in Kazakhstan.
The United Sates is moving to provide Syrian rebels equipment such as body armor and armored vehicles, and would also offer them military training, American and European officials have said.
Israel’s settlement construction in annexed east Jerusalem is part of a strategy aimed at preventing the Holy City from becoming the capital of two states, an internal EU report found on Wednesday.
The United Nations warned Tuesday that Lebanon could be dragged into the bloody conflict in Syria, as rival Lebanese politicians struggled to agree on a new electoral law for the June 9 elections.
The Egyptian president calls for everyone to join the talks but the opposition boycott means the dialogue is a fairly one-sided affair.
February 26, 2013
Fresh Negotiations between Iran and the so-called P5+1 group started on Tuesday in Kazakhstan, over the Islamic Republic's contests nuclear programme.
As unrest continues in the West Bank, a rocket from the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel early Tuesday morning, Israeli and Palestinian media report. The Grad rocket landed in south of Ashekelon and inflicted no injuries.
Syria's opposition leaders have said that they will now attend an international conference in Rome this week, after the US and UK 'promised specific aid' to the Syrian people.
At least 19 tourists have been reportedly killed in a hot air balloon accident in the southern town of Luxor in Egypt.
Israel on Monday demanded that the Palestinian Authority act "responsibly" and rein in unrest, as Palestinian protesters vowed revenge over the death of a Palestinian prisoner allegedly under Israeli torture.
The former presidential contender says it's time for Islamist rule to come to an end as Morsi's Egypt groans under the strain.
February 25, 2013
Hundreds of protestors took to the streets of Beirut on Sunday to demonstrate for a parliamentary ruling to outlaw domestic violence.
Ahead of his meeting with regime ally, Russia, Walid Muallem, says he is ready to sit down with the Syrian National Coaltion as well as other armed rebel groups.