August 28, 2013
Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi have warned that the amendments to the Egyptian constitution, placing the judiciary and army above the state, will return Egypt to Mubarak-style politics.
A Foreign Policy report states that US intelligence officials listened in to a high ranking Syrian official making 'panicked phonecalls' to a chemical weapons team, making the US certain that Assad's regime perpetrated last week's chemical weapons attack.
August 27, 2013
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said the US was ready to launch strikes against Syria, as the Britain's Prime Minister recalled the parliament from their summer break to discuss the developments in the Middle East.
Nine people were killed in Iraq on Tuesday as a string of attacks, including a twin car bombing south of Baghdad, rocked the country.
Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said that the Syrian regime has "surprise defences" that it can use in the face of a US-led intervention in the country over the alleged use of chemical weapons.
Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Moallem was on the warpath following the US' announcement that it had evidence that the regime used chemical weapons in Syria, stating that the US and its allies are using the claims as a pretext for military involvement.
Despite military leaders meeting in Amman over a potential Syrian intervention, millions of Jordanians headed to local polling stations to cast their votes in the municipal elections.
The ongoing peace talks with the Palestinians are revealing the deep differences between the negotiating team, notably Tzipi Livni and Yitzhak Molcho, making discussions with the Palestinians 'impossible'
At least four Hezbollah fighters are currently seeking treatment in Beirut after coming into contact with chemical agents in Syria.
Syrian President Bashar Assad warned the US against any invasion of Syria, stating that Washington faced 'Vietnam'-style defeat if it enters Syrian territory.
Top Arab and western leaders are meeting in Amman for a two day conference on Syria assessing its impact on regional stability and the possibility of an internationally led military strike.
The Lebanese army exchanged gunfire with unidentified attackers as tensions are running high in the northwestern city after two car bombs exploded there over the weekend.
Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour is to form a 50 member committee to finalise Egypt's constitution, amid expectations that the committee will largely be formed of secular thinkers despite the participation of ultraconservative Nour Party.
US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syria that the United States is taking the allegations of chemical weapons use in Damascus seriously, and that President Obama demands accountability for those that perpetrated the attack.
Syrian opposition forces made significant gains in Aleppo, seizing control of the government forces' only supply route out of the city.