November 26, 2013
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.
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.