January 20, 2014
Syria's President Bashar Al Assad told reporters Monday that the Lebanese court trial for the assassination of former leader Rafiq Hariri is "politicized" and an attempt to pressure Syria's ally Hezbollah.
Iran's invitation has stirred controversy ahead of the highly-anticipated Syrian peace talks. France has called on Tehran to "accept the creation of a transitional government" or forego attending the conference altogether, and the Syrian opposition announced that they will not attend if Iran is present.
Israel released key Hamas leader Hassan Yousef Sunday after two years of prison detention,
Iran is looking forward to the beginning of agreements made in Geneva to include the lifting of some US sanctions.
Sniper fire killed at least one woman and wounded 15 people in Lebanon's Tripoli Sunday in a renewed round of violence in the country's main northern city.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told reporters Sunday that Palestine has "gotten nothing" out of the ongoing peace negotiations with Israel.
After a day of testimonies from those wounded in the Hariri
The Syrian opposition has threatened to exit upcoming peace talks in Geneva after learning that the UN invited Iran to attend the conference as well.
January 19, 2014
Ousted Islamist President Mohammad Mursi and 24 others including liberal activists who opposed his rule were ordered to stand trial for insulting the judiciary on Sunday, Reuters cited legal sources as saying.
The United Arab Emirates has begun the process of imposing mandatory military service for adult males for up to two years, the country’s prime minister said Sunday.
The military wing of a Palestinian faction said Sunday that Israeli violations of a ceasefire with Gaza might lead to the ceasefire's end, the same day Israeli airstrikes injured two in the Strip.
As Iraqi government forces and allied tribal militias launched an all-out offensive against al-Qaeda-linked militants on Sunday in the Sunni stronghold of Anbar, Iraq’s premier accused “diabolical” and “treacherous” Arab states of being behind strife in the country.
Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's office denied comments attributed to him Sunday that say his resignation from power is "not up for discussion."
The Iraqi army launched a new operation on the anti-government controlled city of Ramadi Sunday and imposed a ban on all movement within the area.
Syrian President Bashar Assad said Sunday that he has no intention of giving up power of his country any time soon.