August 25, 2013
The Syrian government on Sunday announced that it has given permission to a UN investigative team to examine a site in the Damascus suburbs where an alleged chemical weapons attack took place.
Top Western and Arab military officials are scheduled to meet in Amman later this week to discuss 'regional security' and a possible intervention in Syria, according to the Jordanian Armed Forces.
The trial of high ranking Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leaders was postponed on Sunday because the defendents, former Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie and two deputies, were absent.
Syrian opposition forces reportedly received four hundred tonnes of Gulf-financed weapons on Sunday from Turkey, the biggest yet in the Syrian civil war.
Syrian Information Minister Omran Zoabi on Sunday warned that any US-led military intervention in Syria in response to alleged chemical weapons use would be 'no picnic' and would cause a huge fallout in the Middle East.
11 people were killed across Iraq on Sunday as gunmen killed five policemen in Nineveh province and car bombs struck the north of Baghdad.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, his two sons Gamal and Alaa, former interior minister Habib El-Adly and his aides arrived in court on Sunday for their retrial over the killing of protesters during the January 25 uprising.
The Lebanese army has beefed up security across Tripoli following twin car bomb attacks that killed 45 people on Friday.
Six Yemeni airforce personnel were killed on Sunday after a bomb hit a bus transporting them to their military base in Sana'a.
US President Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron spoke on Saturday to discuss a possible Western intervention in Syria following allegations of a government launched chemical weapons attack last week. The two leaders spoke of the increasing signs of Syrian government culpability.
US Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly urged Syrian foreign minister Walid Al Moallem to allow the UN chemical weapons investigative unit currently in Damascus to have full access to the site of an alleged nerve gas attack that killed hundreds.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and several leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood are due in court on Sunday over charges relating to the killing of protesters in separate Cairo courts.
August 24, 2013
The charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says it has treated upwards of 3 000 people in Damascus with symptoms of chemical poisoning.
Egyptian authorities re-opened the Rafah crossing into Gaza on Saturday, after shutting down the terminal
The Syrian government Saturday accused rebels of using chemical weapons in Damascus, with state media showing television footage of alleged evidence.