December 11, 2013
Key Syrian human rights lawyer and prominent opposition activist Razan Zeitouneh and three colleagues have been kidnapped near Damascus.
Not to be confused with the FSA, a Syrian rebel group named the "Islamic Front" has seized Turkey border crossing that included Western-backed FSA components.
Amr Moussa, the chairman of the 50-member strong panel that drafted Egypt's constitution defended the controversial draft charter, saying it guarantees democracy and freedoms.
Kerry expressed doubts on the nuclear deal with Iran in front of US lawmakers Tuesday, while an EU delegation finalized preparations for its historic trip to Tehran Friday.
Activists call for specific reform for new regulations that are women specific in Lebanon's prisons.
Families of two Spanish reporters held by ISIS in Syria come forward to the media after months of silence.
December 10, 2013
The death toll in Iraq climbs to record highs after a suicide bomber killed 11 and wounded 20 people at a Shi'ite Muslim funeral.
UN looks to Iraq to guarantee safety of several Camp Ashraf residents who were abducted after an attack that killed over 50 people.
Students protest the death of another student, Abdel Ghany Mohamed Hamoula, who was killed during clashes with security forces in November.
Israeli President Shimon Peres offered to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The offer was declined by Rouhani.
Turkey has charged 255 protestors with various crimes linked with their involvement in demonstrations last June.
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.