November 18, 2013
Saudi Arabia on Monday denied that Riyadh has agreed to allow Israel to use its airspace to attack Iran.
Palestinians respond to an opinion poll conducted by al-Quds University.
In a day full of diplomatic dealings, Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned Iran's president Hassan Rouhani and met with Syrian government representatives in Moscow.
A Syrian helicopter raided the Lebanese border town of Arsal Monday, killing two of the mayor's relatives.
French President Francois Hollande called for a "a complete halt" to Israeli settlement activity following his meetings Sunday and Monday with Israeli and Palestinian leadership.
Legal documents released Monday show that Israel has been secretly holding a suspected al-Qaeda activist without trial for more than three years.
Jordan officially requested a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council Monday, following Saudi Arabia's decision to decline the seat in October.
Escalating violence in Libya, including late Sunday's death and kidnap of two intelligence officers, is becoming a point of worry for Libya's neighbors and the international community. Militia forces from Misrata have been ordered to leave the country's capital and US military forces are proposing to train Libyan government security forces in order to maintain security and promote counterterrorism in the fragile north African country.
At least 24 people have been killed and 28 wounded from a train wreck that occurred early Monday south of Cairo following the late Sunday killing of a police officer in the capital.
Syrian rebel leader Abdelqader Saleh died Monday after he was wounded from regime force attacks as Bashar al-Assad's fighters gain ground nationwide.
As government statements indicate that a proposed dialogue will not commence with the country's Muslim Brotherhood, an insider of the Islamist group shared with reporters that the decision to endorse a "national dialogue" was a result of interests and pressures from outside groups.
Kuwait announced that it will support Jordan's bid to take up the UN Security Council seat vacancy that was previously declined by Saudi Arabia earlier this year in protest to US policy in the Middle East, particularly in the context of Syria.
Mahmoud Abbas told Agence France-Presse Sunday that peace talks with Israel will continue for the full nine months "regardless of what happens on the ground," and called for "an international inquiry to determine who was responsible" for the death of Yasser Arafat after reports released earlier this month indicate that the former Palestinian leader was indeed poisoned.
Syrian opposition National Coalition leader Ahmad Jarba declined an invitation to Moscow to talk with Russian officials in a move that might undermine the momentum of the tentative Geneva II talks that are already on shaky grounds.
140 Israelis accompanied by police enter Al-Aqsa compound and on Sunday afternoon.