October 24, 2013
Fierce clashes between Syrian Kurds and jihadists linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant clashed near Syria's Iraqi border overnight on Wednesday, according to activists on the ground in Syria.
Israeli envoy scheduled to visit Geneva in the coming weeks in an attempt to reinvigorate cooperation with the UN Human Rights Council with the aim to engage in the UPR.
The nighttime curfew that applies to 14 Egyptian governorates could remain in place after planned end to state of emergency in mid-November, according to a government official.
Power is returning to several of Damascus' suburbs after a major explosion on a gas pipeline near the capital caused a city-wide power cut on Wednesday evening.
The head of the panel for Egypt's constitution, Amr Moussa, on Thursday categorically denied that the Egyptian army is putting pressure on the panel to grant army chief Abel Fattah El Sisi immunity.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas urged international corporations to halt all business in illegal Israeli settlements during a meeting with the European Council in Brussels.
Saudi Arabia's UN envoy Abdullah bin Yahiya Al-Mua'lemi delivered a scathing attack on the UN Security Council over its inability to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the war in Syria.
Tunisia's Prime Minister Ali Larayedh reaffirmed Wednesday that his Islamist-led government was "committed to the principle" of resigning as outlined in the country's political transition road map.
Jordan's King Abdullah and UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi discussed Jordan's willingness to support and facilitate a comprehensive political solution to the Syrian crisis.
Saudi authorities issue warning in preparation of women taking the wheel in an upcoming driving campaign.
Power cuts near Syria's international airport late Wednesday left the capital in a blackout. Government sources suggest that terrorists are responsible for the power outage. Fighting continued elsewhere in the country late Wednesday, while a government official told international reporters that "only Syrians" will choose the country's next leader.
Egypt's public prosecutor referred former information minister Salah Abdel Maqsud to trail for offering state television equipment to a satellite channel who broadcast pro-Morsi demonstrations.
October 23, 2013
Israel's top negotiator cautioned Jewish leaders Wednesday that failed peace talks with Palestinians could lead to unfavorable conditions for Israel.
Seven members of Tunisia's National Guard and two Islamist militants were killed on Wednesday in clashes between both sides in the southern town of Sidi Bouzid.
Syrian army forces sealed the last smuggling routes into the rebel-held eastern suburbs of Damascus, and rebel groups in Homs clashes with the regime near Mahin in an attempt to capture a major weapons depot Wednesday.