November 18, 2013
Kuwait announced that it will support Jordan's bid to take up the UN Security Council seat vacancy that was previously declined by Saudi Arabia earlier this year in protest to US policy in the Middle East, particularly in the context of Syria.
Mahmoud Abbas told Agence France-Presse Sunday that peace talks with Israel will continue for the full nine months "regardless of what happens on the ground," and called for "an international inquiry to determine who was responsible" for the death of Yasser Arafat after reports released earlier this month indicate that the former Palestinian leader was indeed poisoned.
Syrian opposition National Coalition leader Ahmad Jarba declined an invitation to Moscow to talk with Russian officials in a move that might undermine the momentum of the tentative Geneva II talks that are already on shaky grounds.
140 Israelis accompanied by police enter Al-Aqsa compound and on Sunday afternoon.
November 17, 2013
French President Francois Hollande assured Israel on Sunday that France will never tolerate nuclear proliferation
Israeli forces raid Abu Dis village and attacks al-Quds University students with rubber-coated steel bullets on Sunday afternoon.
Heavy rains lashed the streets of Riyadh late Saturday causing rare floods.
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said on Sunday that Iran has the right to enrich uranium, but does not insist others recognize that right.
Hamas government demands Egypt re-opening of Rafah Crossing - the only gateway for Gaza residents with the outside world, which has been closed for 10 days due to ongoing unrest in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
Libyan residents in Tripoli are on a three-day strike to protest the past weekend's fatal militia violence, and government officials are calling on all militias in the country's capital to leave.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will be visiting Israel Friday to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the Iranian nuclear talks and the Palestinian peace process.
Syrian regime air forces targeted the town of Qara near the Lebanese border Sunday in another day of clashes and mortar fire.
Israel announced that it will be confiscating Palestinian lands near Nablus, between Za'tara junction and Osarin village.
Turkey's meeting with Kurdish leadership this weekend posed as a promising start to tentative peace talks between the two clashing groups
A 48-hour state of emergency was declared in the Libyan capital of Tripoli in the early hours of Sunday, after deadly violence broke out between armed groups.