August 27, 2013
The Lebanese army exchanged gunfire with unidentified attackers as tensions are running high in the northwestern city after two car bombs exploded there over the weekend.
Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour is to form a 50 member committee to finalise Egypt's constitution, amid expectations that the committee will largely be formed of secular thinkers despite the participation of ultraconservative Nour Party.
US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syria that the United States is taking the allegations of chemical weapons use in Damascus seriously, and that President Obama demands accountability for those that perpetrated the attack.
Syrian opposition forces made significant gains in Aleppo, seizing control of the government forces' only supply route out of the city.
August 26, 2013
The United States on Monday refuted claims made by the Palestinians that peace talks between the two sides had been cancelled as a result of Israeli soldiers killing three Palestinian men in a West Bank refugee camp.
The UN team charged with investigating claims that Damascus used chemical weapons against civilians has managed to attain samples from victims of the alleged attack despite their convoy being targeted by snipers.
The Palestinian Authority has cancelled upcoming peace talks with the Israelis in Jericho after three Palestinians were killed in a West Bank refugee camp on Monday morning by Israeli soliders.
The UN team tasked with investigating an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs has halted its mission after being targeted by unidentified snipers on Monday.
At least two mortar shells hit Damascus on Monday morning, hitting a wealthy area of the capital not far from where a UN chemical weapons team is staying.
Egyptian Salafist Nour Party has said it will partake in upcoming discussions on Egypt's new constitution to ensure that Egypt's Islamic identity is protected.
A UN chemical weapons investigation team left to inspect the site of an alleged poisonous attack on Monday as Britain's Foreign Secretary said that an intervention in Syria did not necessarily need a UN Security Council consensus.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday that his country will join an international coalition against Syria, even if the UN Security Council fails to reach consensus on the issue.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that no decision had yet been taken over a possible intervention in Syria, as UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said he believed the Syrian government had destroyed evidence of a chemical weapons attack.
Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinian men in a refugee camp near Jerusalem early Monday as they carried out a raid on 'suspected militants' in the West Bank.
The spokesman for the Egyptian interim government Ahmed El Meslemani said that the country is ready to move forward with its 'political roadmap' that it has defeated a conspiracy against the state.