January 31, 2014
Gaps between the rival Syrian sides remain “wide,” U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi told reporters during a press conference wrapping up the first round of the Geneva II peace talks. He added that he observed a “little common ground.”
Former U.S. ambassador Frederic Hof has revealed that Iranian officials, in private meetings, told him that Iran is not in conflict with the U.S. or Israel but rather believe Saudi Arabia to be the main threat considering its perceived tampering in Syria.
The world’s chemical watchdog called Friday for Syria to “pick up the pace” in shipping out its chemical weapons stockpile after a key deadline was missed, Agence France-Presse reported.
The mother of the British doctor Abbas Khan who died in Syrian government custody last month did not only confront the Syrian delegation in Geneva screaming: “Why did you kill my son?” but she revealed the harrowing answers she purportedly received.
A bomb exploded outside a police station in the Egyptian city of Alexandria on Thursday amid clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces.
The Iraqi armed forces, working with tribal fighters in Anbar province killed 40 fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), destroyed weapons and seized four ISIS headquarters in the city of Fallujah this week.
Israeli fighter jets targeted the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip Friday morning, Agence France-Presse reported sources on both sides as saying, hours after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave hit
Iran has a chance to play a constructive role in bringing stability to Syria and the broader region, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday.
January 30, 2014
The world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund in Norway has put two Israeli firms on its blacklist over their contribution to the construction of illegal settlements in the occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem).
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair offered his firm backing to Egypt’s government on Thursday, saying the Muslim Brotherhood was "taking the country away from its basic values of hope and progress."
Tunisian Tourism Minister Amel Karboul submitted her resignation to Prime Minister Mahdi Jomaa over a trip to Israel in 2006, the state news agency TAP reported on Thursday.
The United States said on Thursday expressed concern at Syrian government’s slow efforts to transport chemical weapons to the port of Latakia after a report said that less than 5 percent of the arsenal had been delivered and that work to destroy the weapons has fallen behind schedule.
Israeli soldiers opened fire at a man who tried to infiltrate the Iron Dome compound in Eilat on Thursday, Israel's army said.
Syrian negotiators Thursday restarted their peace talks mediated by U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, according to the Associated Press.
The UN agency for Palestinian refugees reported that an aid convoy carrying over 900 food parcels has entered the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus.