June 9, 2013
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged supporters to 'teach protestors' a lesson at the ballot box in next year's local elections
Veteran diplomat Ali Akbar Velayati's candidacy has been endorsed by a leading clerical group
Israeli defense forces submitted a reported to the UN Security Council threatening to attack Syrian tanks on its border.
The Deputy Israeli Defence Minister told Israeli radio on Sunday that his government will not allow the establishment of a Palestinian state on the borders that existed prior to the 1967 war.
A bomb exploded outside a police station in a largely Shiite area of Baghdad on Sunday morning, killing six people including three police guards.
At least 27 people have died in Benghazi, Libya, as protesters fought with a Libyan militia that is apparently working in conjunction with the Defence Ministry.
The Red Cross started to airlift wounded civilians from the bitter battle in Qusair safety in Lebanese hospitals on Saturday, as the Syrian army moved north in search in more rebels.
At a meeting in Istanbul for the leaders of the Syrian opposition in exile, head of the Syrian National Coalition George Sabra spoke out over the increasingly obvious Iranian presence in the Syrian civil war
The trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been adjourned until Monday the Cairo Criminal Court said late on Saturday, as Mubarak's supporters and opposers clashed outside the court.
June 8, 2013
Iran said it condemns deadly Iraq attack on its pilgrims. The attack occurred on Saturday, June 8, 2013.
The late Friday raid was second such Syrian strike against the Sunni-majority border areas in less than a week.
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan came flew back to Turkey and stated the Gezi Park protest "must end immediately." He also added that police "might have used excessive force."
Iran‘s hardline nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili, was criticized by rival candidates over the lack of progress in nuclear talks with world powers. The vote, to be held on June 14, 2013, will be Iran’s first since the 2009 re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The United Nations made its largest appeal in history in Geneva, Switzerland on Friday, asking for some $5.2 billion in aid. More than 80,000 Syrians have been killed since the conflict in Syria began.
June 7, 2013
The Syrian army is attempting to fully eradicate a rebel presence in the north of the country, and is hunting rebels in the areas surrounding Qusair, which they took control of earlier this week.