September 5, 2013
The Egyptian authorities intends to establish a security zone in the Gaza strip, along Egypt's border with Palestine, in a bid to crack down on militants and smuggling in the area.
Jordanian officials say there are some 50,000 Syrian refugees awaiting to enter the country as anticipation of a US-led strike on Syria prompts thousands to flee their homes.
Egypt's Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim was uninjured after a bomb targeted his convoy in Cairo's Nasr City on Thursday.
According to a recent report, 30 young Palestinian children from Qalqiliya city are being detained in Israeli jails, some of them there for over a month.
The Italian army is sending two warships towards Lebanon to protect the Italian members of the UN peacekeeping mission in the south of the country.
US President Barack Obama is likely to use the coming G20 summit in Moscow as a means to gain support for the anticipated US-led strike on Syria.
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday approved a resolution that approves the US launching a military strike against Syria.
September 4, 2013
A PLO official on Wednesday said that the peace talks between the Palestinians and Israelis had not yet yielded any successes and that the Israeli side is refusing to halt settlement activity on Palestinian territory.
As the war of words between the West and Syria dominates the world stage, the Syrian government on Wednesday reasserted that the regime will not give into a US-led strike.
US President Obama said that by not acting on Syria, the international community was increasing the possibility that other countries would use chemical weapons against civilians.
A Shia family was targeted by gunfire and explosives on Wednesday near Baghdad, killing 16 members of the family including five women and six children.
The Jordanian Armed Forces are on high alert in anticipation of a potential Syria strike.
Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour rejected claims that Egypt is moving back towards a Mubarak-era police state.
German intelligence reportedly picked up a phone conversation between a Hezbollah official and the Iranian embassy that allegedly proves that Bashar Assad and his government were behind the attacks on August 21.
During a public exchange in Congress late Tuesday, US Secretary of State made a brief reference to putting US troops in Syria, but quickly retracted the statement.