June 4, 2013
A top Iraqi minister warned Israel that it cannot use its airspace to attack Iran.
Fighting in Qusayr - a strategic town near the Lebanon-Syria border - was attacked on Monday. A doctor said at least 300 people are said to be wounded.
Al Qaeda, the internationally recognised terrorist organisation, has set up a complaints department in the northern Syrian town of Raqqa, for those who have issues with "any element of the Islamic state".
June 3, 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to arrive in Jordan in the upcoming days, as he strives to push the Palestinian-Israeli peace process forward.
British educated Rami Hamfallah will replace Salam Fayyad as Palestinian Prime Minsiter when he officially quits office later this month
A police checkpoint in Egypt's Sinai region came under attack for the 39th time since the Egyptian Revolution, when unidentified gunmen shot at policemen, who returned fire at the attackers
Violence in Lebanon continues as one person was killed in overnight clashes in the northern city of Tripoli
Iran says it has thwarted an alleged terror network backed by Israeli intelligence that was plotting to disrupt the upcoming presidential elections
In the face of growing discontent, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected claims that he is a "dictator" and has criticised his people for protesting.
The floodwaters from the Syrian crisis rose higher in Lebanon Sunday, with Lebanese security sources reporting that for the first time fighting between Hezbollah and Syrian rebels had occurred on Lebanese soil.
With reports of up to 1,500 wounded citizens trapped in Qusair, Syria insisted Sunday that the Red Cross would not be allowed access to the strategic town until fighting was over.
Separate attacks targeting two journalists who have been covering the ongoing violence in the north drew condemnation from political and professional circles over the weekend.
The head of the military branch of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Qassim Al Rimi on Sunday he called on Muslims living in America to remain steadfast in their religion and to continue building 'easy' bombs such as those used in Boston.
Aid will only be given to the suffering citizens of the Syrian town of Qusair, which has seen brutal fighting over the past month, when the violence ends, the Red Cross announced on Sunday.
June 2, 2013
Academic Rami Hamdallah announced on Sunday that he accepted a request from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to form the new Palestinian government and become the Prime Minister, following Salam Fayyad's resignation in April.