October 23, 2013
Syrian army forces sealed the last smuggling routes into the rebel-held eastern suburbs of Damascus, and rebel groups in Homs clashes with the regime near Mahin in an attempt to capture a major weapons depot Wednesday.
Militants killed an Egyptian soldier while security forces made 72 arrests in Sinai Wednesday, and at least five people were killed in a land dispute between two Coptic Christian families south of Cairo.
Security forces in Yemen foiled an al-Qaeda inmate escape attempt from a Sana'a prison Wednesday.
Human Rights Watch called on the UN to pressure Jordan to lift restrictions on freedom of expression before considering its bid for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council.
Israel reconfirmed Wednesday that they would plan to prevent any transfer of military arms to militants in Syria, coinciding with a reported Israeli airstrike on the Syria-Lebanese border.
Parties at odds over border security arrangement of future Palestinian state.
US and Russian officials will meet with UN Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, early next month to prepare for a full Syria peace conference in the Swiss capital.
Five people died in a bus collision late Tuesday in Egypt's southern province Minya.
14 women who were being held in Syria have been released as part of the hostage exchange for two kidnapped Turkish pilots, a human rights activist said Wednesday.
A 17 year-old boy died whilst allegedly transporting a bomb in a Bahraini Shiite village, in the latest of low level Shiite-led attacks in the Sunni-ruled Gulf state.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh praised the support that Jordan has extended to Palestinians in Jerusalem, days after he called for a renewed armed resistance against Israel.
Death toll rises in Iraq after several military checkpoints were attacked on Tuesday.
Egypt's interim government on Tuesday denied reports that it made contact with opposing factions -- the Muslim Brotherhood -- "that use violence to impose their will" in a bid to bring the country out of its current political stalemate.
One teenager died and several people -- including four soldiers -- were wounded after clashes broke out in Lebanon's north-western city of Tripoli.
Secretary of State John Kerry admitted ally Saudi Arabia didn't trust US policy on Syria, as a key Saudi royal family member called the policy a farce.