January 26, 2014
Release of prisoners is expected to be a top agenda item on Sunday's Geneva II peace talks.
Sinai-based militants attack military bus in Sinai.
Libyan kidnappers who have took six Egyptian hostage this weekend have urged Egyptian authorities to release a Libyan militia commander immediately in exchange for the kidnapped Egyptians.
Palestinian political parties held demonstrations in West Bank in opposition of continued negotiations with Israel.
Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour will address the nation Sunday following Saturday's fatal revolution anniversary clashes that have left dozens dead.
Algeria's main Islamist party announced Saturday that they will boycott the country's upcoming elections.
Tunisia's newly appointed Prime Minister has failed to form a new cabinet under the transitional government, according to reports from late Saturday and early Sunday.
Five rockets from Syria hit Lebanon's Hermel area Saturday in an attack claimed by the Abdullah Azzam Brigades.
A suicide bomber explosion has killed four in Kabul.
After the mass exodus deportation in Saudi, the Ministry of Labor has been forced to create stronger efforts to prevent fake employment by expatriates.
Egypt has evacuated its staff from its embassy in the Libyan capital and the consulate in Benghazi city after kidnappers seized Egypt’s cultural attaché and three other embassy diplomats, an official told Al Arabiya News Channel Saturday.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday that talks with world powers to reach a long-term nuclear deal will resume next month.
A recording by a previously unknown figure was distributed on jihadist forums on Saturday, announcing the creation of a Lebanese franchise for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Agence France-Presse reported.
January 25, 2014
The first day of face-to-face talks between Syria’s rival sides did not yield substantial results, International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi told reports Saturday, adding that he hoped the discussions would eventually lead to aid supplies reaching the besieged city of Homs.
At least 29 people were killed in Egypt in street violence Saturday, as Islamists and military supporters staged rival rallies on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, the health ministry said.