December 18, 2013
The UN chemical watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile successfully finalized and approved the details of the plan Tuesday. More information will follow Wednesday.
Syria's Nusra Front and the Marwan Hadid Brigades claimed responsibility Tuesday for attacks in Lebanon's northeastern city of Hermel as a message to Hezbollah to leave the war in Syria.
Egypt's constitutional committee said Tuesday that it will "urge" Egypt's military chief to run for president.
At least eight Shia Pilgrims are dead after attacks that included a bombing in the Baghdad province
Students attempting to march to a sit-in were stopped by police who used tear gas and hoses.
December 17, 2013
Syrian drug trafficker beheading in Saudi brings beheading death count to 76, the same amount from 2012.
After the worst winter storm in over 100 years, King Abdullah visits Baqaa refugee camp to ensure supplies and shelter are available.
The tentative Geneva II peace conference to end the conflict in Syria will now take place in the Swiss town of Montreaux due to hotel space shortages in Geneva. With conference logistics underway, Syrian regime forces still continued air raids on Aleppo's rebel-held neighborhoods for a third straight day, leaving at least 13 people dead.
A bomb exploded near a school in Cairo and fires erupted in an electric company in Alexandria Tuesday.
In honor of the third anniversary of the start of the Arab Spring, Tunisians gathered for a "day of rage" at the birthplace of the region's revolutions.
Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal denunced US policy in the Middle East Tuesday, and said that his country and other Gulf states were "astonished" by secret American-Iranian dealings.
The UN chemical watchdog is scheduled to meet Tuesday to approve the final plan for the destruction of Syria's chemical weapon stockpile.
The European announced Monday that it is ready to provide "unprecedented" levels of support to Israel and Palestine if both parties manage to finalize a peace deal during the current negotiations.
Libya has decided to block the UN plan that would send 200 more soldiers to guard UN staff members, diplomats and officials operating inside the north African country.
Lebanon and the U.N.'s Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) told reporters Monday evening that the Lebanese soldier who shot and killed an Israeli solder on the border acted alone.