August 6, 2013
Syrian Free Army forces on Monday took control of a contested military air base near the northern city of Aleppo as rebels captured four villages in the heartland of President Bashar al-Assad’s minority Alawite sect.
Jailed deputy leader of Muslim Brotherhood Khairat El-Shater has spoken of a possible deal to avert further violence in Egypt, according to foreign diplomats and political sources in Cairo.
American officials have said Abdel El-Sisi is committed to "the formation of a constitution" and holding elections.
August 5, 2013
Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani has appointed his first Vice-President.
Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been appointed member of Iran's Expediency Council by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei Monday
Former Chief of General Staff Ilker Basburg given life imprisonment over military coup.
Interim President Adly Mansour is to form a new Supreme Council of Press, which oversees Egypt's press affairs, after an Islamist-dominant board was dissolved following the deposal of Mohamed Morsi.
A Syrian army helicopter fired rockets in northeast Lebanon on Monday.
Two men who were deserting the Syrian army were arrested in southern Lebanon on Monday, according to security sources.
Nabih Berri, the speaker in the Lebanese parliament, has described Hezbollah as a respectable party that should not be blamed for any acts of sabotage in Lebanon.
Barack Obama’s security network reportedly warned authorities of “pre-9/11” levels of terrorist communication interception before the closure of 22 embassies across the Middle East region
Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour has said that his government will undertake all action necessary to confront violence and terrorism, in the midst of a crackdown on pro-Morsi supporters across Cairo.
Rebel gunmen launched an offensive against supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus and across the north of Syria this weekend, killing a young family in the process.
Debate raged among Lebanon’s political factions over the weekend after speeches by the leaders of Hezbollah and the Future Movement
Leaflets claimed the ministry was "aware" protesters in both sit-ins have been "brainwashed" by the Muslim Brotherhood.