January 9, 2014
Nuclear talks between major Western powers and Iran resume Thursday in Geneva. The talks will focus on how to implement the landmark November deal, but previous disagreement on technical issues like centrifuges may undermine the accord if compromises are not made on both sides of the table.
The Kyrgyz government announced Wednesday that it had arrested a senior terrorist ringleader who was seeking to recruit militants to fight jihad in the Syrian civil war.
January 8, 2014
The Iraqi Red Crescent warned of a growing humanitarian situation in Fallujah and Ramadi, in Iraq's Anbar province, reporting that thousands were in need of aid and fleeing their homes across the violence-torn area.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that after being battled by rebel fighters, very few Al Qaeda-affiliated militants remain the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said Wednesday that he was ready to resign if the National Congress immediately replace him, and that the new cabinet will be appointed shortly.
African migrants traveled to Jerusalem on Wednesday to protest against Israel's migration policies - where it detains and expels refugees - for the fourth day in a row.
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki on Wednesday promised to eradicate Al Qaeda forces from Fallujah city in Anbar province, as the army prepared to launch an attack on the Sunni Islamist militants.
Two leading Jordanian officials - the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister - have said that Jordan will play a central role in creating a solution to the Mideast conflict, and that it would ensure its strategic interests would not be compromised in any U.S.-brokered deal.
The trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi - who has been charged with inciting the murder of protesters - has been postponed until February as Morsi was absent due to "bad weather".
Israeli settlers torched two Palestinian cars near Nablus as a "revenge attack" after some settlers were held captive by Jalud villagers Tuesday.
Syria's main opposition National Coalition has suspended its decision on whether or not the group will partake in peace talks scheduled for later this month until Jan. 17.
Ministers from the Friends of Syria grouping are due to hold talks in France on Sunday with leaders of the mainstream opposition to President Bashar al-Assad ahead of peace talks due later this month.
The headquarters of al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in the main northern city of Aleppo has been seized by fighters from several Syrian rebel brigades.
A Lebanese judge requested the death penalty Wednesday for 14 suspects accused of terrorist attacks including last year’s ambush of a Hezbollah convoy that killed one of the party’s fighters.
A man was killed on Wednesday in the Gaza Strip after Israeli tanks fired at the al-Shujaiyeh neighborhood in Gaza City, medical sources said.