November 28, 2013
Several British MPs have urged Israel to come clean on its nuclear weapons program and called on the Tel Aviv regime to destroy its nuclear arsenal.
November 27, 2013
Tunisian protesters have set fire to the office of the country’s ruling Ennahda Party in the central town of Qafsa.
he foreign ministers of Turkey and Iran called on Wednesday for a ceasefire in Syria before proposed peace talks in Geneva scheduled for Jan. 22.
Syria rejects barring Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from political transition in the country.
US secretary of state delivers video message on interim Iran agreement to American legislators.
Most Palestinians believe the renewal of peace talks with Israel was a mistake and over two thirds think the negotiations will fail, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Israeli security forces killed three Palestinian militants late on November 26 after attempting to arrest them in the village of Yatta, the Shin Bet internal security service and army said.
Hundreds of Turks have crossed the border into Syria to fight with Al-Qaeda linked jihadists against the Damascus regime, according to a Turkish interior ministry report.
Iran’s Foreign Minister says the country’s enrichment activities at Natanz and Fordow facilities would continue, but at a range of 3.5 to 5 percent purity level, and that their capacities would not be expanded.
Multiple attacks in Iraq Wednesday morning have already left 11 people dead.
An Egyptian prosecutor ordered Wednesday the arrest of two leading activists, Ahmed Maher and Alaa Abdel Fattah, for inciting protests.
As-Safir newspaper reported Wednesday that Israel has installed a new spying station in Mount Hermon near the Lebanese border.
A new rebel alliance formed among various Syrian opposition groups shared with reporters Tuesday that they want the future of the Syrian state to be a democratic and "Islamic" one that is ruled through a Shura council.
Clashes between security officers and TV reporters from Lebanon's Al-Jadeed television statement sparked a mass protests in Beirut late Tuesday.
Libyan army and Islamist militants clashed early Wednesday outside of Benghazi again following Monday's fatal fighting.
Female activists who were arrested Tuesday due to their participation in a protest against a new constitutional article that permits the government to use military courts to try civilians, were finally released early morning Wednesday in the desert.
The opposition Syrian National Coalition will take full possession of the country's seat on the Arab League now that it has formed a provisional government, its chief said Tuesday in Cairo.
November 26, 2013
Fifteen people were killed and more than 30 were wounded in a suicide bomb attack at a bus station in a suburb west of Damascus, state media said on Tuesday.
Justice minister tells Knesset panel that Iran deal and Palestinian talks are connected issues — with the same six-month deadline
On a tour of the West Coast, US President Barack Obama directly addressed critics of the deal as "blusterous" players all too comfortable living under a perpetual threat of confrontation.
Fabius made the comments a day after the United States and Russia threw their weight behind the dubbed Geneva II peace talks
The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that polio has spread to two new areas near Syria's main cities of Damascus and Aleppo.
Young civilian journalists from the group called Lens Young Homsi have been documenting Syria's war through their cameras in the besieged town of Homs since 2011. As the group continues to gain worldwide attention, the founders emphasize that their pictures are "writing the real history of our people, our struggle, our resistance, and our victories."
Despite having its justice system slammed by the UN human rights chief, the Iraqi government has executed 11 people convicted of being involved in "terrorist attacks", an official said Tuesday.
Former Iranian president and powerful politician Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has said he believes Tehran can sign a comprehensive nuclear agreement with world powers within a year, adding that Israel does not pose a threat to the Islamic Republic.
Two Russian military instructors were killed by unidentified gunmen on Tuesday as they left a hotel in south Sanaa.
Syria's conflict is "fueling terrorism" and sectarian tensions in Iraq, with jihadists exploiting Baghdad's weak security operation and political deadlock to strengthen al-Qaeda presence nationally and regionally.
Challenging the belief that he is set to run for president, Egyptian army chief General Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has said that the armed forces have no agenda other than protecting Egypt's stability.
Is Egypt's "diplomatic offensive" against foreign Islamist backers an "offensive" against its future?
Egypt's interim government has escalated its "diplomatic offensive" in recent weeks against foreign backers of the country's Islamists, most notably in its decision to sever ties with Turkey. However, how long can Cairo continue this initiative before it transforms into an offensive against the country's own future?
According to an Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander, friction between the Syrian army and Iranian troops on the ground in the war-torn country is increasing due to the "bad habits" of the Syrian regime forces.
Several Palestinian factions inside Syria are scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the escalating humanitarian crisis ongoing in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus.
November 25, 2013
Saudi Arabia cautiously welcome a nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers, saying "good intentions" could lead to a comprehensive solution".
France is ready to help Iraq in its war against terrorism, French Ambassador in Baghdad, Denis Gauer, said in a word delivered during an Iraqi-French meeting on investment and business Monday.
Rebels press an offensive east of Damascus and in southeastern Aleppo, in an escalation that in the past three days has killed scores of fighters on both sides, activists say.
A poll conducted by daily Israel Hayom revealed that over three quarters of Jewish Israelis believe that Iran will still work towards its nuclear capabilities, whilst nearly 50% thought that Israel should take preemptive military action against the Islamic state.
The United Nations on Monday announced that the Geneva II Syria peace conference - which aims to bring together the government and opposition - is set to be held on January 22, 2014.
Qatar has praised Sunday's deal between Iran and the world powers, calling it a positive step towards greater stability in the region as France said some of the sanctions on Iran would be lifted in December.
The green light from Afghan President Hamid Karzai remains the only major obstacle delaying the realisation of the Afghan-US Bilateral Security Agreement.
A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced one man to death and 19 to long prison terms over their involvement in a 2004 attack on the US Consulate in Jeddah that killed five employees.
The Israeli authorities on Monday gave the green light on the construction of 829 new homes for settlers in the occupied West Bank, the settlement watchdog Peace Now reported.
At least three people have died and many more have been wounded in clashes between Libyan state troops and Islamist militants in the restive eastern city of Benghazi on Monday morning.
Two Palestinian men were arrested on late Sunday evening on suspisicon of planting a bomb in the Taamir Ain El Hilweh area in Sidon, Lebanon. The Levant country has been on high alert after two suicide bombers targeted the Iranian embassy in Beirut last week.
A report conducted by the Oxford Research Group has found that 11,420 children have been killed in the Syrian conflict since it began in March 2011, with explosive weapons causing over 70 percent of the deaths.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and his British counterpart William Hague have pledged to work closely with the international community to bring peace to Libya, following a recent upswing in violence in the north African state.
A Cairo public prosecutor has referred former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, his two sons and four others to a new trial on charges of embezzling state funds to build and renovate family homes.
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri blamed Shiite group Hezbollah and its involvement in the Syrian crisis for the infiltration of terrorism into Lebanon, days after two suicide bombers attacked the Iranian embassy in the Beirut suburbs.
November 24, 2013
Dozens of students protested at Cairo's Al Azhar university on Sunday, calling for justice after a student was killed during a demonstration last week.
The family of Adnan Mohammed, a suspect in the bombing of the Iranian embassy in Beirut, have disavowed the alleged suicide bomber along with the Palestinian leadership.
Egyptian interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim on Sunday accused the Muslim Brotherhood of financing radical Islamists linked to Al Qaeda.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday slammed the six-month deal secured in Geneva to halt Iran's nuclear program a "historic mistake", reiterating that Israel maintains the right to defend itself against all threats.
Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour issued a new protest law Sunday that has come under scrutiny with many saying that it fails to protect freedoms of assembly.
On Sunday, a Bahraini court sentenced 12 Shiites to 10-year jail terms each for attempting to kill policeman near the country's capital, while a policeman was acquitted for attempting to murder a Shiite protestor.
Egypt's 50-member constitution committee will vote on the final draft version of the constitution this week ahead of the December 3 deadline.
Al-Arabiya's director Abdulrahman al-Rashed weighs in on Middle East power politics and Iran following Sunday's historic nuclear deal in Geneva.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei hailed Sunday's nuclear deal with world powers, saying that the agreement "seals Tehran's nuclear rights" and reiterating that Iran will "never" seek atomic weapons.
The Syrian regime "welcomed" Iran's deal with world powers on its nuclear program Sunday as fighting between regime and rebel troops in Syria's capital left more than 70 people dead.
Bahrain's Interior Ministry said late Saturday that it had arrested two Gulf Arab citizens who are suspected of plotting "terrorist" attacks against the Kingdom.
Preliminary nuclear deal with Iran announced Sunday, Tehran to receive $4.2 billion in sanctions relief
Iran and six world powers have reached a preliminary deal on Tehran's nuclear program and sanctions relief as of early Sunday
An Austrian lawmaker from the European Parliament has criticized what he called the increasingly authoritarian rule of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Warplanes belonging to the Syrian government on Saturday bombarded the Lebanese border town of Arsal with rockets. No injuries were reported.
Islamist rebels have seized the largest oilfield in eastern Syria, according to reports from opposition activists.
November 23, 2013
Egypt downgrades its ties with Turkey on Erdogan support for Morsi and decided to expel its ambassador to Cario.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said nuclear talks with the major powers had entered a critical stage Saturday and warned that Tehran would not bow to "excessive demands."
President Mahmoud Abbas says he is ready to go to the Israeli Knesset but on his own terms rather than what Israeli prime minister wants him to say.
gypt decided Saturday to expel Turkish Ambassador Huseyin Avni Botsali after remarks made by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Cairo deemed as being "provocative".
Lebanon says it has identified two suspects in the recent bombings near the Iranian embassy in Beirut.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sees a "real opportunity" for talks between Iran and six major world powers on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program to reach an agreement.
The Hamas movement will not break ties with Egypt despite ongoing disagreements with the neighboring country, Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Friday.
A senior White House official has said that Israel’s “all-or-nothing” posture demanding a total halt to Iran’s nuclear energy program is a path to war.
November 22, 2013
The six largest Islamist rebel factions in Syria declared a new Islamic Front on Friday, forming the largest alliance of opposition fighters yet in the 2-1/2-year conflict.
Lebanese army experts defused overnight Friday a car rigged with hundreds of kilograms of explosives in the eastern Bekaa Valley but failed to arrest its driver.
Lebanese President Michel Sleiman warned Thursday that Hezbollah's actions in Syria endanger Lebanon.
At least 48 people have been killed in a fresh wave of attacks, including bombings and a shooting incident, across Iraq.
The United Nations has warned against the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip.
Iran and six major world powers have adjourned the first round of the third day of their negotiations over Tehran's nuclear energy program for further internal consultations.
Senior Brotherhood figure responds scathingly to comments by US Secretary of State John Kerry accusing them of stealing the revolution.
Iran and world powers are struggling to reach an agreement over Tehran's nuclear program with Tehran saying a deal was not yet in sight in the third round of nuclear talks
PLO official Hanan Ashrawi said Thursday that Israel is using peace negotiations as a "cover" to continue building illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.
November 21, 2013
Nasrallah discussed Thursday the recent deadly attack against the Islamic republic's embassy in Beirut with Iranian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Syrian opposition leader Rajaa Nasser was arrested by government police days before he was scheduled to leave for talks in Moscow.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Moscow Wednesday to urge Russia to take "a harder line" on nuclear negotiations with Iran has "fallen flat," and Israeli media is not going to let the PM forget it.
Iraqi Shiite militia commander says his group fired mortar bombs into Saudi Arabia as a "warning message".
Turkish police detained a man Thursday after he attempted to bypass security personnel near Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's offices without showing his ID card.
Defence Minister Sisi delivers harsh warning for those who attack soldiers on Wednesday saying the armed forces are “ready to die…for Egypt to stay alive.”
Catherine Ashton and Mohammad Javad Zarif are meeting in Geneva following what were described as "positive" discussions on Wednesday.
A car bomb that exploded near a cafe in a packed market killed at least 30 people in a town northeast of Baghdad, Iraqi officials reported Thursday,
Two student supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi were shot dead during clashes with security forces at Al-Azhar University.
In the wake of the twin suicide blasts that ripped through the Iranian embassy in Beirut on Tuesday, has Lebanon entered a new era of suicide bombings, Iraq-style?
Two suicide bombers detonated near the town of Nabk on the Lebanese border to halt regime gains in the strategic area. The Syrian government also announced Wednesday that it will tighten its border policies for Arab nationals in efforts to curb Islamists from entering Syria to support opposition groups from toppling the regime.
US military leadership met with Tunisia's Prime Minister to discuss security cooperation late Wednesday in an effort to curb arms trafficking and other developments from hardline Islamist groups from jeopardizing the security of the north African country to a new extent.
As Egypt enters three-day mourning period for this week's fatal events in Sinai and Giza, Kerry gets vocal on Brotherhood
Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour announced a three-day period of mourning following this week's fatal events in Giza and Sinai. US Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters the Muslim Brotherhood is stealing Egypt's revolution late Wednesday.
Six mortar shells landed near an isolated Saudi Arabian border post close to Iraq and Kuwait. It caused no damage, officials said Thursday.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told reporters that "the link between Israel and its main strategic partner the United States has weakened."
US and Afghan officials have reportedly resolved any final disputes they had over the US' long term presence in Afghanistan.
According to a recent report by ABC News, scores of active Al Qaeda terrorists may be living in the U.S. under refugee status.