October 28, 2013
Iranian negotiators will meet in Vienna this week to prepare for the upcoming nuclear talks with world powers in Geneva.
While the Lebanese Army reinforced its presence in the city of Tripoli Sunday, six people died as week-long fatal fighting between the Sunni Bab al-Tabbaneh and Alawite Jabal Mohsen neighborhoods continued. Lebanese MPs further accused the city's lawmakers for "failing to restore security."
October 27, 2013
International Peace envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi is to arrive in Damascus on Monday to discuss preparations for Geneva II conference.
Israeli government reject a bill by right-wing party Habayit Hayehudi to ban the release of Palestinian prisoners.
A series of car blasts hit 8 different areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday killing at least 49 people and wounding more than 90, pushing the October death toll from Iraq violence past 600.
Gaza militant fire mortal shells into Israel Sunday afternoon
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced Sunday that it received Syria's chemical arms destruction plan on time.
Germany cautioned Israel Sunday that diplomatic ties could be damaged if the Jewish state failed to attend a periodic UN human rights review on Tuesday. Israel has boycotted the review since March 2012 after the council announced plans to investigate how Israel's settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem may infringe on Palestinians' rights.
Activists told the Associated Press Sunday that a rocket smashed into a family home in the town of Sadad
Russian President Vladimir Putin is hoping to capitalise on the current unrest in Egypt by pursuing a mutually beneficial diplomatic relationship with Cairo in the wake of US halting its military aid to the country, according to a recent report by UK newspaper The Times.
Nineteen Syrian Islamist opposition groups announced Sunday that they will not attend the proposed Geneva II peace talks.
At least sixteen people were killed in multi-car bomb explosion in Baghdad Sunday that targeted five Shiite neighborhoods throughout the Iraqi capital.
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has blamed the Syrian government for inciting the recent unrest in Tripoli that has left 10 people dead.
UN Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi told Tehran representatives Saturday that Iran's participation in peace talks in Geneva is "necessary."
The Muslim Brotherhood affiliated National Alliance has proposed a new initiative that will resolve the political crisis that has been ongoing in Egypt since the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi in July.