November 4, 2013
The Turkish army seized a large amount of chemicals from a convoy attempting to illegally enter the country from Syria.
A Cairo court has adjourned the trial of ousted President Morsi due to his insistence not to change into the prison uniform and the defendants' chanting "Down with the military rule".
A high-ranking Libyan intelligence officer and his two-year old son were killed in a car bomb explosion in the eastern city of Benghazi on late Sunday evening.
Suicide bomber kills 4 in central Syrian town east of Homs, official says.
John Kerry, on one of several stops on his Middle Eastern tour, has just landed in Saudi and will be expected to discuss Middle Eastern relations overall with local Saudi leadership.
Israel to announce bidders for upcoming settlement housing. PLO looking to take issues to UN.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has criticised the US for its "unsuitable" timing of the drone strike that killed Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, stressing that it might put a strain on the regional peace talks.
A mortar shell hit Damascus' ancient citadel late on Sunday evening, wounding several people as fighting between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad raged across the capital.
Former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi arrived at the Police Academy in Cairo Monday to be tried for "inciting the killing of protestors" during December 2012 clashes outside the presidential palace. Security authorities have said that government offices and work will continue as normal, but protests and possible clashes between pro and anti Morsi camps are highly expected .
Syrian National Coalition President Ahmad al-Jarba announced Sunday that the opposition would not attend peace talks in Geneva unless there is a clear timeframe for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to exit from office. Al-Jarba also said the opposition would not participate if Iran is at the table of discussions.
November 3, 2013
Tunisia's political parties have failed to choose an interim prime minister within the deadline designated in the political transition roadmap.The parties' leaders will meet Monday to try a second time to appoint an interim leader.
The Bahrain government jailed ten Shiites Sunday for forming an Iran-linked "terrorist cell" to launch attacks in the Gulf country.
Israeli Prime Minister intends to build a barrier between the West Bank and Jordan once existing wall projects on the Egyptian and Syrian borders are completed.
Kerry's arrival in Cairo on the opening of Morsi's trial opens space for more discussion on democratic progression for Egypt.
King Abdullah II commented on the seriousness of the Syrian refugee crisis and its effects on Jordan.