December 10, 2013
Israel's parliament voted in favor of a law that allows illegal African immigrants to be detained for up to a year without trial. The Jewish state is also set to open a new migrant detention facility this Thursday.
Figures from 2012 Saudi beheading total 76 cases with the 2013 figures increasing as the year ends.
The UN is planning to send its first humanitarian airlift to Syria via Iraq this week.
UN chemical watchdog head Ahmet Uzumcu told reporters Tuesday that the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons will likely begin in late January.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) commenced their two-day summit in Kuwait City Tuesday, with contentious issues such as a Gulf Union, ties with Iran, and the Syrian conflict on the table for discussion.
The Iranian parliament has been pushing to improve Tehran's diplomatic ties with US and European states by forging direct relationships with lawmakers in each country.
The trial of Jordanian citizen Omar Mohammad Othman, better known as Abu Qatada, began on Tuesday in Amman with a panel of civilian judges.
Following a spate of controversy and criticism, Egypt's new constitution will be put to a referendum in mid-January, according to a government minister.
Hezbollah reaches out in disagreement on news channel Al-Manar who made a public apology to Bahrain on Monday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be returning to the Middle East just five days after his last visit in a bid to secure a full, not an interim, peace deal between the Palestinians and Israelis.
Amendments to Egypt's 2012 charter include greater autonomy for military, more rights and freedoms and the possibility to withdraw power from the president if needed.
Fighting is still ongoing as leaders decide details around chemical weapons destruction.
Russia is considering serving as the transportation provider for Syria's chemical weapons move to the floating destruction facility.
December 9, 2013
According to a recent Israeli intelligence report, an increasing number of Salafists from Gaza and Israeli Arabs have joined ranks with jihadist rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a defensive statement on Monday in which he said that the West's efforts to curb Iran's nuclear sector were not working, and that the world had been forced to see the might of Iran's capabilities.