September 19, 2013
51 suspected Islamists have been arrested in Cairo's Kerdasa district over their alleged involvement in an assault on a police station that killed 11 officers.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he is not entirely convinced that Syrian President Bashar Assad will go through with the Russian driven plan to destroy Syria's chemical weapons.
Opposition parties took to the streets to garner final support ahead of Saturday's parliamentary election vote for Iraqi Kurdistan's Regional Government.
Turkey closed its Oncupinar border gate on Thursday due to clashes between Free Syrian Army and Al-Qaeda affiliated rebel groups in the frontier town of Azaz.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tells the world that his government will not develop nuclear weapons and Khamenei calls for "flexibility" in nuclear talks with the West.
A bomb in Syria's Homs village of Jbourin kills 19 passengers on Thursday.
Bahrain's Prime Minister calls for new security guidelines "to protect all" after clashes in Dair and Duraz and the opposition boycott of the National Dialogue shake the country's stability.
At least one police officer was killed in the outskirts of Cairo on Thursday when security forces launched an operation against armed Islamist groups in the capital's Kerdasah district.
The 16th Palestinian government, headed by Rami Hamdallah, will be sworn into office before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Thursday evening.
Syrian President Bashar Assad said Wednesday that the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile would cost $1 billion.
Sparking fears of a regional spillover of the Syrian crisis, activists said Wednesday that the Syrian government has used phosphorous bombs near the Jordanian border. The alleged use of the weapons raises questions over the regime's use of chemical weapons.
September 18, 2013
Israel charged Iran with purposefully trying to conceal its nuclear expansion programme with its recent attempts to engage in talks with the US.
King Abdullah of Jordan met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday and discussed the recent US-Russian led plan that aims to dismantle Syria's chemical arsenal by mid-2014.
Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's legal team said the ousted leader spoke to his family for the first time since June 30, when he was removed from office, last week.
According to the latest UN estimates, there will be 2.3 million Syrian refugees living in Lebanon by 2014.