October 11, 2013
Syrian army troops and Shiite fighters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed at least 70 people as they captured two southern suburbs of Damascus on Friday.
The UN Security Council praised progress in Syria and backed a joint mission proposal Thursday to eliminate banned arms in Syria in cooperation with the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The second OPCW inspection team also arrived in Damascus late Thursday.
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has accused a “political party” for his kidnap from a Tripoli hotel Thursday, but did not elaborate or give names on possible suspects.
Turkey's decision to extend its air strike mandate may undermine Turkey's ceasefire withe the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK).
Syrian air raids on rebel positions in the northern Aleppo and southern Deraa provinces killed 30 people Thursday, including civilians.
A new UNICEF report suggests that children fleeing Syria’s civil war are vulnerable to early marriage, violence and child labor.
October 10, 2013
Pakistani education advocate Malala Yousafzai won the European Union's Sakharov prize for freedom of thought, the European Parliament announced Thursday.
An Iranian lawmaker denied reports Iran agreed to shut down the Fordow uranium enrichment facility if sanctions are lifted.
Two more Saudis have died of the MERS coronavirus a few days before the HAJ, which begins on Sunday.
The Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called for Bashar Al-Assad's regime and the rebel forces to declare a ceasefire for the week of Eid al-Adha.
Egypt responds to US changes in military aid.
Senior PLO official and head Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat has spoken out against the Israeli approval of 58 new housing units in contested East Jerusalem.
A Lebanese judge has issued an arrest warrant for a defected Syrian army colonel after he admitted to attempting to form an anti-Assad rebel brigade in north Lebanon.
Over the past week, 42 people convicted on charges of terrorism have been executed in Iraq, according to Baghdad's justice minister.
A suicide bomb went off in the Sinai peninsula on Thursday, killing four Egyptian soldiers and injuring five.