January 13, 2014
The Vice President of the United States is expected to meet with Israeli Prime Minster while in Israel attending Ariel Sharon's funeral.
Rarely seen in public, President Bashar Al-Assad made an appearance at a mosque in Damascus in honor of the Prophet Mohammed.
The Geneva II conference is approaching and discussions are still on the table about whether Iran should be part of the resolution process at the January 22nd meeting.
The retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak is adjoined to February as more top officials are set to give testimonies.
January 12, 2014
The White House confirmed on Sunday that the landmark agreement Iran clinched with world powers on its disputed nuclear program will take effect from Jan. 20, Agence France-Presse reported.
Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour, who promised that the “new constitution will establish a modern civil state,” said the country’s new leader will have “full powers,” without detailing what these powers are in a television address on Sunday.
Dozens of young Palestinians blocked major roads in Ramallah on Sunday morning in protest against the lack of public services resulting from the ongoing strike by employees of t
he U.S.-led “Friends of Syria” grouping had agreed that President Bashar al-Assad and his family will have no role in the country’s future, Ahmad Jarba, head of Syria’s opposition National Coalition, said during a press conference held in Paris on Sunday.
A bomb targeted a Kurdish general in the usual peaceful northern Iraq territory.
United States Secretary State John Kerry along with ten other Western nation envoys reportedly have "raised the pressure" on one of Syria's main opposition groups to attend Swiss peace talks. Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's regime shelled the central city of Homs, killing 20.
President Massoud Barzani raises concerns about intervention in the violence in the Anbar province.
Police officers reported a blast on Sunday morning and have confirmed nine dead and 16 wounded.
At least 48 people have died from starvation in a besieged Palestinian refugee camp near Syria's capital.
Former Israeli President Ariel Sharon will be buried at his southern ranch on Monday after a ceremony earlier in the day in parliament, the Israeli army radio said. Sharon's coffin will also be placed at parliament in Jerusalem so that the public may pay their respects.
Libya's deputy industry minister was shot dead in his hometown of Sirte Saturday.