December 4, 2013
A newly appointed envoy from the UK made a historic visit to Tehran on Tuesday breaking the two year lapse in connection.
Greek Orthodox Patriarch John Yazigi made pleas for Syrian rebels to release of a group of nuns and orphans they captured in the ancient town of Maaloula.
Recent polls show that Egypt's El Sisi is the current frontrunner for TIME's person of the year for 2013.
December 3, 2013
For the first time Tuesday, Israel confirmed that it is providing humanitarian aid to Syrians.
A bomb explosion in the Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp left five wounded in southern Lebanon after 9 individuals were arrested earlier Tuesday for their involvement in orchestrating the fatal clashes in the country's northern city of Tripoli.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin is expected to meet with Saudi's intelligence chief Tuesday to discuss the crisis in Syria
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on current president Hassan Rouhani Tuesday to debate "baseless and unfair" allegations that he is responsible for Iran's dire economic situation.
Palestinian President Mahmood Abbas told reporters that Palestinians will "take action" against Israel vis-a-vis international bodies if peace talks fail.
A suicide and mortar attack on a government compound in Iraq's northern town of Tarmiya left 9 people dead and 17 wounded Tuesday.
A Palestinian investigator told reporters Tuesday that he would soon release the names of those he believed were responsible for former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's death.
Human rights group Amnesty International has condemned the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip as there is now a "public health catastrophe" after the sole Gaza power plant shut down.
Expectations are high for final approval by interim President Mansour on Egypt's draft constitution.
A suicide bomber blew himself up in central Damascus on Tuedsay, killing at least four people. Initial reports suggest the bomber may have been targeting a government building.
Prominent Egyptian social activist Ahmed Douma was arrested at his home in Cairo on Tuesday morning, in the latest in crackdown on public bloggers and activists by the authorities.
The Lebanese army on Tuesday was carrying out a series of raids in the city, one day after Beirut authorized the military to take control of the violence-prone northern city for six months.