November 7, 2013
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Thursday for more international aid to help Jordan cope with the crisis of Syrian refugees.
Hezbollah slams Kerry over remarks on Lebanon and urges the March 14 coalition to take a stance against his remarks.
Washington looking to allies to assist UN in the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons
Minister Hazem El-Beblaw says ousted President Hosni Mubarak will remain under house arrest even after the state of emergency ends on 14 November.
Moroccan King Mohammed VI told reporters late Wednesday that his country did not "need lessons from anybody" on its human rights record particularly in the annexed Western Sahara.
Acting on a tip off, the Turkish authorities on Thursday confiscated 1,200 rocket warheads some 30 miles from the Syrian border.
Inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) told reporters Thursday that Syria has provided video and photographic evidence indicating that a chemical weapons site has been dismantled and abandoned. OPCW has accepted the footage as proof that 22 out of the 23 declared chemical production facilities in Syria have now been destroyed.
Syrian regime forces supported by Hezbollah fighters retook the rebel-controlled town of Sbeineh near Damascus Thursday.
Israel on Thursday strongly warned the P5+1 powers against easing up its sanctions against Iran.
A US official speaking in Geneva reportedly said that the world powers are considering temporarily suspending its sanctions against Iran in return for a six-month hiatus of its nuclear program.
Libya's government announced Wednesday that it will stop paying armed groups from the 2011 uprisings and urged oil companies not to enter deals with terminals controlled by militia in the east of the country,
Three Islamist militants were killed by the Egyptian armed forces as the army continues its major crackdown on militant groups in the lawless Sinai peninsula.
Syria's opposition National Coalition said Wednesday that UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi must remain neutral after the envoy cited the opposition as "causing the new delays" to the peace talks. Syrian president Bashar al-Assad also publicly described Syria's conflict as comparable to Algeria's civil war.
Lebanese Speaker Nabih Berri's claims that Israel set up a number of spying stations along its border with Lebanon in order to spy on the country were proved by the Lebanese Telecommunications Ministry late Wednesday.
AFP reports that eight people were killed in a bomb blast in Hijaz Square in Central Damascus. In addition, a further 50 were wounded.