September 16, 2013
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat vowed to keep refugee's rights at the forefront of peace negotiations in a statement released on the 31st anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre, which saw over 800 Palestinian refugees killed.
A series of videos published this week give 'tangible indicators' that Iran is militarily involved in Syria, with footage showing Iranian advisers talking to Syrian army troops near Aleppo.
A roadside bomb in the Sinai peninsula injured 10 Egyptian soldiers on Monday, as the army launches a major offensive against militant groups in the area.
The spokesperson for the Egyptian army said Monday that it will continue to launch offensives against the Sinai peninsula until militant forces have been completely eradicated from the area.
A recent UK study indicates that out of the 100,000 Syrian rebel forces, over half of them belong to jihadist or radical Islamist groups.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will present the findings of the UN chemical weapons team, who recently returned from Damascus where they investigated claims chemical agents were used on August 21.
The Jordanian government on Sunday announced that it is currently hosting 2,130 defectors from the Syrian army in a special military complex.
The Syrian government on Sunday confirmed that it agrees to comply with the UN Security Council over a plan to destroy its chemical weapons arsenal.
September 15, 2013
A series of car bombings and shootings targeting Shiite-majority areas of Iraq killed 46 people on Sunday in the latest wave of violence gripping the country.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that US military force against Syria was still a "very real possibility", just one day after the US and Russia agreed to destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel hopes Syria's chemical weapons arsenal will be completely wiped out in the US-Russian deal.
The Egyptian army is continuing its crack down on militant groups in the Sinai peninsula, raiding several villages near the Rafah border with Palestine.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has reportedly blamed the US for starting the uprising that ousted him from power, charging that it began in 2005 and not 2011.
The Syrian National Coalition has called for the international ban on the Assad regime's use of weapons to be extended to its air power in urban areas.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was back in court on Saturday over his alleged involvement in the death of protesters in Cairo in 2011.