September 20, 2013
The Syrian Deputy Prime Minister acknowledged Thursday that his country's civil war has reached a stalemate and that the regime would call for a cease-fire and a peaceful political process if Geneva II talks are to take place.
Iran's President Rouhani called for closer ties with Saudi Arabia on Thursday, describing the kingdom as a "friend and brother." Rouhani further emphasized improving relations with neighboring countries as a top priority on his foreign policy agenda.
September 19, 2013
According to Palestinians, Al Aqsa mosque, the third holiest site in Islam that lies in Jerusalem, is facing its biggest threat yet as the Israeli government begins to give free access to Israelis who wish to enter the Al Haram Al Sharif compound.
The Free Syrian Army has urged the UN to look into claims that the Syrian regime gave chemical arms to Hezbollah, calling on the UN chemical inspectors to expand their investigation to Lebanese territory.
51 suspected Islamists have been arrested in Cairo's Kerdasa district over their alleged involvement in an assault on a police station that killed 11 officers.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he is not entirely convinced that Syrian President Bashar Assad will go through with the Russian driven plan to destroy Syria's chemical weapons.
Opposition parties took to the streets to garner final support ahead of Saturday's parliamentary election vote for Iraqi Kurdistan's Regional Government.
Turkey closed its Oncupinar border gate on Thursday due to clashes between Free Syrian Army and Al-Qaeda affiliated rebel groups in the frontier town of Azaz.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tells the world that his government will not develop nuclear weapons and Khamenei calls for "flexibility" in nuclear talks with the West.
A bomb in Syria's Homs village of Jbourin kills 19 passengers on Thursday.
Bahrain's Prime Minister calls for new security guidelines "to protect all" after clashes in Dair and Duraz and the opposition boycott of the National Dialogue shake the country's stability.
At least one police officer was killed in the outskirts of Cairo on Thursday when security forces launched an operation against armed Islamist groups in the capital's Kerdasah district.
The 16th Palestinian government, headed by Rami Hamdallah, will be sworn into office before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Thursday evening.
Syrian President Bashar Assad said Wednesday that the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile would cost $1 billion.
Sparking fears of a regional spillover of the Syrian crisis, activists said Wednesday that the Syrian government has used phosphorous bombs near the Jordanian border. The alleged use of the weapons raises questions over the regime's use of chemical weapons.