April 24, 2014
Over 100 former rebel fighters have returned to the Syrian regime after they turned over their weapons and promised not to go back to anti-regime activities.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that the recently announced national reconciliation agreement between the Fatah-led PLO and Hamas would contribute to negotiations with Israel and achieving a two-state solution.
Members of the U.N. Security Council called Wednesday for an investigation into new claims of a chlorine gas attack on a rebel bastion in Syria, expressing concern over the reports.
The attack took place in Baybukh, a small village north of Mosul, and targeted members of the Shabak minority, Agence France Presse reported.
April 23, 2014
An Egyptian court has sentenced 19 anti-government protesters to ten years in prison each, judicial sources say.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled a planned session of peace talks with Palestinian negotiators on Wednesday after news of a unity deal between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas was announced.
Seven people were injured when an airstrike hit Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.
A wanted Palestinian member of Abdullah Azzam Brigades, an Al Qaeda affiliated group, narrowly escaped assassination in a refugee camp near Sidon on Wednesday.
Qatar's foreign minister said in a statement on Wednesday that his country's disagreement with fellow GCC nations was "over".
An anonymous Israeli official has said that building settlements in Jerusalem will not be halted unless "an agreement is reached on other issues."
Turkey's Prime Minister offered condolences to descendants of the victims from the Armenian genocide during World War I, representing the first such overt comment ever publicly stated by a Turkish leader in reference to the killings.
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.