September 1, 2013
Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammad Salem Basindwa survived an assassination attempt after a group of gunmen opened fire on Saturday, one of his aides reported.
The curfew imposed on 14 Egyptian governorates has been extended as the country slowly returns to normal following bitter clashes between the state and Mohamed Morsi supporters.
Following a failed 'terrorist' attack on a ship on the Suez Canal on Sunday, the Egyptian army has ordered to boost security and their presence in the region.
August 31, 2013
Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi said Saturday that the Syrian army is ready for potential foreign military intervention and has its "finger on the trigger".
U.S. President Barack Obama has sought Congress authorization to attack Syria, in retaliation for what the U.S. believes was a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian regime on civilians.
A senior Iranian military official warned Saturday that Israel would face retaliation if the United States launches a strike against Syria.
Two suspects have been arrested over the recent rocket attack from Lebanese territory into Israel.
Arab Foreign ministers will meet three days earlier than planned on Sunday, in light of the current escalation of events surrounding intervention in Syria.
United Nations weapons inspectors left Damascus Saturday, with final results from their analysis of samples expected to take up to two weeks.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he was "convinced" chemical attacks in Syria were the work of those trying to push foreign powers into the Syrian conflict.
Bahrain became the latest country late Friday to urge its citizens not to travel to Lebanon, following in the footsteps of travel warnings issued by the UK, France and Kuwait.
A parliamentary delegation left for Syria and Lebanon on Saturday to examine the situation there.
A Syrian security official said Saturday that the country was expecting a military strike "at any moment", just hours after U.N. inspectors left the capital Damascus.
Friday saw a relatively low turnout of protesters in support of ousted President Morsi on the streets of Cairo, despite six dead and dozens of injuries.
The government of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria branded as "fabricated" a U.S. intelligence report which found the Syrian regime guilty of using chemical weapons on its own citizens.