June 20, 2013
In May 2012, a fire broke out in Qatar's Villaggio shopping mall, killing 13 children, four nursery employees, and two firefighters, most of whom were trapped in an upstairs nursery. Today, a court in Qatar sentence five of the seven defendants to prison terms.
As Iraq faces an upsurge in violence, citizens of Anbar and Nineveh provinces vote in provincial elections that were postponed for two months due to security concerns.
The political leader of Hamas revealed that the Palestinian group has been regularly meeting with top EU and US officials in capitals across the Arab world, including Amman.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told state TV that Russia will honor all its weapons contracts in full
As the Syrian government's forces try to isolate pockets of rebel-held areas in the southern suburbs of Damascus, reports come in from across Syria that Hezbollah are proving a significant presence on the ground.
Hezbollah is exposing Lebanon to internal tensions and Israeli aggression by continuing its military campaign in Syria, President Michel Sleiman said in comments published Thursday.
A Syrian fired mortar shell hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Thursday morning, but is being treated as a stray rocket and not a premeditated attack.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has been considering all options for the planned protests on June 30, that call for his resignation, in conjunction with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday refused to specify the exact nature of new US military aid to Syrian rebels, despite signals from top US officials that they will be receiving small arms and ammunition.
The opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA) claims that chemical weapons were used on Wednesday in a Damascus town by Hezbollah fighters and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.
June 19, 2013
A UK bid to put the Hezbollah on the European Union's terror list failed on Wednesday, as it failed to garner a unanimous vote from other EU member states.
Egypt's top Muslim cleric Sheik Ahmed Al Tayeb has said that the anti-Morsi protests planned for June 30 are religiously acceptable, as long as they are peaceful.
The head of a provincial political party was killed in a suicide bombing on the eve of regional elections in the Nineveh province, northern Iraq
The Syrian opposition spoke out after the G8 leaders released a statement which called for a 'political solution' to the Syrian conflict
An explosion at a military site near the coastal town of Latakia has injured at least 13 soldiers, according to a pro-opposition watchdog. State TV blamed the blast on technical fault