December 5, 2013
Syria's fragile domestic security situation could derail the OPCW's ambitious plan to destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal by mid-2014, according to the head of the mission.
Nine people were killed in northern Iraq Wednesday as part of a a coordinated, massive attack on a shopping mall.
Recent bombing and shootings in Lebanon's Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp has left the community-and town-paralyzed.
The United States has reached out to Islamist militias among the Syrian opposition as it seeks to reach a political solution to war in Syria, a U.S. official confirmed Wednesday.
Jordan is cracking down on jihadists on hardline Islamists.
NATO and Russian officials have pledged their public support to the international effort to destroy Syria's deadly chemical weapons stockpile and called on Damascus to ensure that UN officials working on their destruction have "unfettered" access to the weapons.
Prominent Egyptian youth activists Ahmed Maher and Mohmaed Adel were sentenced to face criminal court late Wednesday. Two other activists, Ahmed Douma and Alaa Abdel-Fattah, were also charged and detained earlier this week.
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman on Wednesday condemned the assassination of Hezbollah official Hassan Laqqis, which he says was a "new chapter in Israel's attempts to create sectarian strife and target civil peace" in Lebanon.
December 4, 2013
Syrian government will attend Geneva II with full intention of Assad keeping command through any transitions.
According to a report from the Israeli media, the government is planning to transfer 20,000 dunams (just over 20 km²) of occupied land in Area C in the West Bank to the PA for use in commercial projects.
Coalition of Islamists led by Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood says rewriting of charter is 'absurd', whilst claiming that the upcoming referendum will be rigged. The group did not say it would boycott the vote, however.
After they entered the Al Aqsa mosque compound under armed guard, Israelis clashed with Palestinian Muslim worshippers in Jerusalem on Wednesday.
The militant Shiite group Hezbollah on Tuesday said that one of its leaders had been "assassinated" near Beirut. The group accused Israel of being behind the death.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah ordered authorities this week to consider the Human Rights Commission's recommendations on 72 proposals, including women driving rights.
Since the government launched a nation-wide crackdown on illegal workers exactly one month ago, Saudi Arabia has deported more than 126,000 people from the Kingdom.