November 30, 2013
Government shelling of a small market near Aleppo in northern Syria killed at least six civilians on Saturday as watchdog Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that opposition forces re-entered the Christian-majority town of Maaloula.
Three civilians, including a teenager, were killed in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli on Saturday as Syrian-linked clashes broke out across the restive city.
Egypt will vote on its final draft of the new constitution on Saturday.
A volunteer for the Israeli border police shot and killed a young Palestinian worker in northern Israel on early Saturday morning.
Southern separatists in Yemen held mass demonstrations on Saturday calling for independence from the north following a speech made by Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
U.N. General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon warned the international community against the mounting tensions between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and called for an end to all new Israeli settlements in Palestine's occupied territories.
The top U.S. military commander stationed in Afghanistan apologised personally to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for a drone strike that caused dozens of civilian casualties, including the death of a 2-year-old child.
Following international pressure from human rights groups, Egypt's interim president will reconsider the status of 21 female protesters who were given 11-year jail sentences by an Alexandria court this week - despite seven of them being aged 15-17.
According to security officials, more than 50 people were killed in mass executions in Iraq on Friday after violence struck Baghdad and other Sunni-majority parts of the country.
November 29, 2013
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood call for protests after Friday prayers despite new limits on demonstrations
Many were killed by Syrian troops and Hezbollah fighters after they stormed Deir Attiyeh, according to Sham activist network
Most of the 680 small shops at Jordan’s Za'atari refugee camp employ children, the U.N. says
A 5.7 magnitude earthquake on the Gulf coast near Iran's sole nuclear power plant has killed seven people and injured 30, authorities said.
An explosion at a weapons depot in an air base south of Libya killed more than 40 people on Thursday, a security source said according to Reuters.
November 28, 2013
Cairo courts acquitted three police officers Thursday for torturing five Islamists who were under their custody during former president Hosni Mubarak's rule.