December 28, 2013
A deadline to rid Syria of its chemical arsenal will not be met, a Russian diplomat was quoted as saying on Friday, as the toxins have yet to be delivered to a Syrian port.
At least one person was killed in clashes between security forces and students at Al-Azhar University in Cairo on Saturday.
The home of a Sunni MP was raided by security forces on Saturday, igniting clashes that killed his brother and five guards and arresting him, an Al Arabiya correspondent reported, citing police sources.
Iran is in the process of improving its capability to speed up uranium enrichment, it announced Thursday, in a move that could delay nuclear talks between Tehran and six world powers.
A key faction of Syria’s opposition accused the Syrian regime, Iran and Hezbollah of being behind the bomb attack that took place on Friday in Beirut, killing a prominent Lebanese politician.
December 27, 2013
The United States sent Iraq dozens of missiles and surveillance drones to help it combat a recent surge in al-Qaeda-backed violence, officials and media reports said on Thursday.
Police launch teargas at students protesting killing of a 1st year Azhar student during earlier clashes with local residents in Cairo; Brotherhood clashes with police in several cities; 2 deaths reported
Lebanese security forces inspect the scene of a huge car bomb explosion that rocked central Beirut on December 27, 2013, killing Mohamed Chatah. [AFP]
Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed concern on Thursday over Egypt’s intensified crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood declaring it a terrorist group.
In fresh round of violence, Palestinians launch two rockets, prompting Israeli military to strike Hamas training camps.
Explosions shook the Lebanese capital Friday after a car bomb exploded in central Beirut, killing five and wounding 50. Former Lebanese adviser to the former PM Saad Hariri, Mohammad Shattah was killed in the explosion,
Egypt’s Defense Minister General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed on Thursday to fight terrorism and stabilize the deeply divided country after explosions left five dead Thursday.
December 26, 2013
Prosecutor in charge of investigation into corruption scandal claims his efforts are being blocked.
After an official visit to Baghdad, Jordan's Prime Minster Abdullah Ensour and Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki express their commitment to refocus on bilateral relations.
After jailed blogger, Raif Badawi, was sentenced to 600 lashes, a Saudi judge has recommended that he be charged for apostasy which carried the death penalty if convicted.