April 23, 2014
Syria's main opposition coalition has requested more aid and support from Saudi Arabia for the rebel Free Syrian Army.
Maher Abdel Hafiz Hajjar announced Wednesday that he will run against President Bashar Assad in the upcoming presidential elections.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas must choose whether he wants peace with Israel or Hamas "because he cannot have both."
Lebanon's parliament failed to elect a new president in the first round of voting Wednesday after no candidates received the necessary two-thirds majority of votes to win the seat.
Rival Palestinian factions officially agreed Wednesday to form a government of national unity within the "next five weeks."
A car bomb killed one policeman on the outskirts of Cairo Wednesday.
Two hand grenades exploded in Tripoli. No casualties were reported.
A Syrian war plane launched several rockets onto the Lebanese border town of Arsal, Al Labweh and Al Nabi Othman. No casualties were reported.
A Bahraini court sentenced 12 protesters to life in prison this week and sentenced others to 15 years in jail.
Aid workers reached the Lebanese town of Tfail Tuesday. The village is surrounded by the Syrian army, the Syrian opposition, and Hezbollah.
The U.S. will lift its freeze on military aid to Cairo and deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt.
Amnesty International recently slammed Qatar over its treatment of domestic workers. Migrant workers have reported both physical and sexual abuse.
Lebanon's parliament will convene Wednesday to elect a president following the expiration of president Michel Suleiman's term.
April 22, 2014
Syria has handed over 86.5 percent of its chemical weapon stockpile according to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons who is responsible for the oversight of the weapons removal.
Palestinian Christian citizens of Israel will not receive army conscription papers directly on their sixteenth birthday