June 16, 2013
Newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rowhani praised his election as a “victory of moderation over extremism,” and urged world powers to speak to his country with respect and acknowledge its rights in order to receive an appropriate response.
The King returned to Saudi after Washington announced it will arm the Syrian rebels
"We have our Istanbul rally tomorrow. I say it clearly: Taksim Square must be evacuated, otherwise this country's security forces know how to evacuate it," Erdogan said prior to using police force.
June 15, 2013
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi announced a definitive cutting of ties with the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and called on world powers to impose a no-fly zone over Syria
Clashes between armed activists and Libyan armed forces erupted in the eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday, leaving six soldiers dead. The army has warned of a "bloodbath" in the city.
Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah has said that Hezbollah will remain fighting alongside troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and that its involvement in Syria was a calculated move.
US Patriot missiles and F-16 fighter jets have arrived in Jordan for a military exercise, as the north of the country is put on high alert after Hezbollah and regime fighters reached the Jordanian-Syrian border.
Securing 18.6 million votes, the moderate Hassan Rouhani has been elected as the new Iranian president.
June 14, 2013
Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech Friday that US 'interference' in Lebanon and the Middle East was the tip of the iceberg
Vladimir Putin's senior foreign policy adviser said that Russia was not convinced by Washington's evidence documenting chemical weapons use by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
Earlier on Friday, a senior Russian lawmaker said via Twitter that information on the use of chemical weapons by Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad was fabricated. He also suggested the United States would use it to justify intervention in the Syrian conflict.
More than 50 million people are eligible to vote for the man -- no women candidates were approved -- to succeed former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is barred from standing for a third consecutive term under the constitution.
Former prime minister Saad Hariri said Hezbollah defied Lebanon’s law and granted itself the right to make decisions on behalf of the nation.
June 13, 2013
The photograph of the 14 year-old who was killed on May 2 was published by #Tweet4SyrianChild, a campaign that highlights suffering of Syrian children
Iranian authorities have intensified their crackdown on political activists and journalists as the country prepares to go to the polls on Friday