December 9, 2013
According to a recent Israeli intelligence report, an increasing number of Salafists from Gaza and Israeli Arabs have joined ranks with jihadist rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a defensive statement on Monday in which he said that the West's efforts to curb Iran's nuclear sector were not working, and that the world had been forced to see the might of Iran's capabilities.
Chaos continued Monday at Egypt's Al Azhar University after the school's chairman called on security officials to suppress violent protests around the campus.
Moroccan police violently cracked down on a peaceful protest in the Western Sahara ahead of an EU deal with Rabat that would exploit the contested territory's fish resources.
Senior PLO official Yasser Abed Rabbo on Monday told AFP that the U.S. proposals on Israel's security threaten the future of the peace talks.
History is expected to be made upon the signing of the an agreement that would allow water to be drawn from the Red Sea in order to provide desalinated water to Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians as well as rescue the dying Dead Sea.
Bomb attacks in the capital and north of Baghdad killed at least 15 in Iraq Monday.
Turkish newspaper Taraf announced Monday that it plans to sue Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his involvement in a "treason row,
As part of his Middle Eastern tour, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visits Pakistan to discuss continued efforts to maintain open borders to Afghanistan.
Members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) released four Turkish soldiers Monday morning after Kurdish politicians intervened into the situation.
Following the death of a 14-year-old boy at the hands of an Israeli solider on Sunday, Ramallah on Monday came to a standstill as youths from nearby refugee camps forced business to close.
Media groups affiliated with Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah have apologized to Bahrain for their biased and subjective coverage of Shiite protests in the Gulf state.
Despite being lambasted by the press for his outrageous spending on luxuries such as icecream, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will not attend Nelson Mandela's funeral as it is "too expensive" to travel to South Africa.
The international chemical weapons watchdog OPCW warned Sunday that there might be a delay of a few days in transporting Syria's chemical weapons out of the country due to unforeseen technical difficulties.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to participate in the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa next week.