October 10, 2013
European Union official Catherine Ashton, who has worked closely with the Muslim Brotherhood and the interim Egyptian government, said that the clashes seen in Egypt this week prove the deep polarisation and mistrust inherent in Egyptian society.
According to rebel groups, the Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was kidnapped on Thursday in revenge for the arrest of Abu Anas Al Libi, a senior Al Qaeda member who was snatched off the streets of Tripoli by US special forces on Saturday.
The European Union is preparing itself for a possible "massive" influx of Syrian refugees as the UN estimates predict the number of displaced Syrians to reach 3.5 million by the end of 2013.
Iran's parliament announced Thursday that reports indicating that the country has a surplus of uranium that it plans to use as a "bargaining tool at nuclear talks" are false.
Scores of rebel and regime fighters were killed in Damascus on Wednesday after President Bashar Assad's forces launched a brutal offensive south of the capital.
A video posted on the internet showing members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia executing wounded Syrian rebels may reignite political and social tensions throughout the Middle East, particularly in Lebanon.
The White House announced late Wednesday that it will withhold major military equipment and cash transfer aid to Egypt until the country's democracy and human rights record improves.
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was kidnapped by armed militants early Thursday while staying at a hotel in Tripoli and has been taken to an unknown location.
Algerian blogger Abdelghani Aloui, who was detained for "contempt" and "defending terrorism" after he posted cartoons online that mock the country's president Abdelaziz Boutelifka, is expected to file for bail Thursday.
October 9, 2013
Saudi Arabia issued a warning to Muslim pilgrims Wednesday to not use next week's hajj for "political purposes."
Yemen's national dialogue session scheduled for Wednesday was canceled after delegates from The Southern Movement and Zaidi Ansarullah staged a sit-in in Sanaa to protest the direction of the talks.
The head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons called for a temporary ceasefire in Syria's civil war Wednesday to ensure that chemical inspectors meet their disarmament deadlines.
Syrian opposition rebels seized a guard post near Daraa and now control border lands between Daraa and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Rebels and pro-regime forces also clashed in the Damascus province and Idlib Wednesday.
Israeli UN Ambassador Ron Prosor sent a letter of protest to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon over the appointment of Iran to the UN General Assembly's Committee on Disarmament and International Security.
Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is due to stand trial on November 4 over charges that he incited the murder of anti-Muslim Brotherhood protesters.