October 18, 2013
Approximately 1.4 million Muslim pilgrims from 188 countries started leaving Saudi Arabia at the end of a largely incident-free haj.
A new report released by an Israeli NGO says that Israeli construction in the West Bank increased by 70 percent from January to June compared to the same period in 2012
October 17, 2013
Gunmen killed General Jamaa Jamaa, the head of the military intelligence directorate in Deir el-Zour and considered one of the most powerful Syrian army officers in the country Thursday according to state-run Syrian television.
Baghdad announced Thursday that it has received the first arm shipments of 4.3 billion USD deal with government officials in Moscow, making Russia the second largest arms supplier to Iraq after the United States.
Saudi Arabia was elected to serve as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council Thursday.
Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil said on Thursday that Geneva II, an international conference aimed at seeking an end to the country’s civil war, is scheduled to be held between November 23-24th.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas invited Pope Francis to visit the Holy Land Thursday.
A Washington Post article released Thursday reported that Turkey intentionally revealed an Israeli spy ring working inside Iran in early 2012.
A suicide bomber detonated near the northern city of Mosul Thursday killing fifteen people
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdelaziz called for Muslim unity and dialogue Wednesday as other KSA officials negotiated a weapons purchase amounting to 6.8 billion USD with the US Pentagon to "stay ahead" of its rival Iran.
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will meet President Barack Obama at the White House on November 1st to discuss financial, political and diplomatic relations between Iraq and the US.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon appointed Assistant Secretary General Sigrid Kaag Wednesdat to lead the joint mission to eradicate Syria's chemical weapons by mid-2014. The Secretary General also announced that he is stepping up efforts to hold Syria peace talks in mid-November.
Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy stated in an interview Wednesday that Cairo needs to "reconsider and better estimate" its relationship with the US in the future in response to America's decision to withhold aid from Egypt earlier last week.
October 16, 2013
In a video released just before the Eid, two Turkish pilots that have been held hostage since August speak on camera.
Discussions on Iran's nuclear weapons efforts continue in Geneva.