January 29, 2014
Syrian opposition and regime representatives resumed talks in Geneva Wednesday after U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi cancelled the afternoon session of Tuesday's talks.
Bahrain shut down a Shiite Muslim clerics' council Wednesday accusing it of politicization and illegal operations.
Israeli forces killed a 19-year-old Palestinian youth near Ramallah in the West Bank Wednesday.
Morocco's foreign ministry summoned Algeria's ambassador Tuesday regarding allegations from Algiers that Rabat has been expelling Syrian refugees.
Certain groups in Yemen may be the target of new U.N. sanctions, particularly associated of the former regime.
During the annual State of the Union address to congress, U.S. President Barack Obama reaffirmed his support to the Syrian opposition, emphasized the continued fight against terrorism, willingness to continue negotiations with Iran, and his last bid to close Guantanamo Bay this year.
Tunisia's parliament approved the interim cabinet of independents Wednesday, representing another progressive step towards its tentative parliamentary and presidential elections before the end of 2014.
The trial of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has been postponed to Feb. 22.
Talks between Syrian opposition and regime representatives in Geneva stalled Tuesday while negotiations continued in Syrian to evacuate the besieged city of Homs.
January 28, 2014
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday that an Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian territory "should take place within a three-year period."
Seven security force members died Tuesday in gun attacks north of Baghdad.
The U.N. will try to break a deadlock that has halted Syrian peace talks in Geneva as the long-awaited conference enters its fourth day of negotiations.
Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi shouted at the judge that his trial for jailbreak charges was "not legal" and that he is the legitimate president of Egypt as the first session got underway in Cairo on Tuesday.
Over the past few days, seven Palestinian refugees have died in Damascus' Yarmouk refugee camp as residents continue to struggle against widespread hunger and a lack of medical supplies.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that he is ready to meet and talk to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "at any time" to discuss the ongoing Mideast peace process.