January 8, 2014
Al-Qaeda group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Tuesday urged its fighters to “crush” other rebel groups in Syria, in an audio message from the group’s spokesman.
The Syrian people have allegedly decided that President Bashar Assad should be nominated for another presidential term in this year's upcoming elections.
Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi will face his second trial Wednesday on charges of conducting acts of murder during December 2012 protests near the presidential palace in Cairo.
Iraqi forces have been instructed to delay their attack on the Al Qaeda-held city of Fallujah fearing civilian casualties will grow.
Syrian opposition members remain undecided on whether they will attend peace talks in Switzerland this month with regime counterparts.
Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh on Tuesday condemned Israel's recent announcement to build 272 settler homes in the occupied West Bank.
January 7, 2014
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal demanded on Tuesday that the opposition Syrian National Coalition be the only legitimate umbrella of the Syrian opposition, ahead of the planned Geneva II peace talks.
The Syrian regime has moved the first shipment of chemical material out of the country after transporting it from two sites to the port city of Latakia and onto a Danish vessel, the joint mission overseeing the disarmament said Tuesday.
Regime-led air strikes killed 10 civilians in northern Syria Tuesday and at least 34 Al Qaeda linked fighters have died in Idlib over the past three days.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that he and his government are "exerting every effort possible" to reach a peace agreement with Israel.
According to a U.N. human rights official, the organization will not be updating the death toll in the Syrian civil war as it is becoming increasingly more difficult to verify facts on the war-torn ground.
In a recent crackdown on corruption engulfing the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 350 police officers in Ankara - including top level officials - have been fired.
Hezbollah pledged this week that it will not end its support for the government of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.
Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is poised to reveal secrets that relate to Israel and the Middle East, according to a close journalist friend of the ex-NSA employee.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the upcoming U.N. hosted peace conference in Geneva must work to eliminate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from Syria's future, because he is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians.