January 7, 2014
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal demanded on Tuesday that the opposition Syrian National Coalition be the only legitimate umbrella of the Syrian opposition, ahead of the planned Geneva II peace talks.
The Syrian regime has moved the first shipment of chemical material out of the country after transporting it from two sites to the port city of Latakia and onto a Danish vessel, the joint mission overseeing the disarmament said Tuesday.
Regime-led air strikes killed 10 civilians in northern Syria Tuesday and at least 34 Al Qaeda linked fighters have died in Idlib over the past three days.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that he and his government are "exerting every effort possible" to reach a peace agreement with Israel.
According to a U.N. human rights official, the organization will not be updating the death toll in the Syrian civil war as it is becoming increasingly more difficult to verify facts on the war-torn ground.
In a recent crackdown on corruption engulfing the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 350 police officers in Ankara - including top level officials - have been fired.
Hezbollah pledged this week that it will not end its support for the government of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.
Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is poised to reveal secrets that relate to Israel and the Middle East, according to a close journalist friend of the ex-NSA employee.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the upcoming U.N. hosted peace conference in Geneva must work to eliminate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from Syria's future, because he is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians.
Egypt has summoned the Iranian charge d'affaires in Cairo over recent comments Tehran made on the escalating violence in Egypt, where it voiced concern over the crackdown on pro-Mohamed Morsi protesters.
Jack Straw, former British Foreign Secretary, will hold a press conference in Tehran on Wednesday during his visit to Iran, where he is heading a parliamentary delegation.
The White House on Monday said that although fighting insurgents is not a job the U.S. can help Iraq with, it has sped up the delivery of military equipment to the violence-torn country.
Former Iraqi interim prime minister and head of Iraqya political bloc Iyad Allawi on Monday blasted current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as leading Iraq to “disaster” with “exclusionary” policies against the country’s Muslim Sunni population.
January 6, 2014
Tunisia’s constitutional assembly prepares to select a new committee to oversee elections after its work weekend was disrupted by death threats against one of its members.
Hamas and Fatah have secretly resumed reconciliation talks in an attempt to finalize an agreement, a Fatah spokesman said on Monday.