February 16, 2014
Syria's government has added the Geneva talk's opposition delegates to a "terrorist list" and seized their assets.
Leftist politician Hamdeen Sabbahi invited army chief Abdel Fattah El Sisi to take part in a debate ahead of Sisi's proposed presidential run.
Morsi's trial for espionage, along with other 35 co-defendants, is set to commence Sunday.
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zihri criticized Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, saying he has no authority or negotiate with Israel and the U.S. on behalf of the Palestinian people.
February 15, 2014
Iraqi troops backed by helicopter gunships fought on Saturday to retake full control of a northern town from militants who overran parts of it earlier this week, Reuters reported the mayor and other local officials as saying.
U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi on Saturday apologized to the people of Syria after the first two rounds of the peace talks in Geneva have not achieved any progress.
Fighters remaining inside besieged Old Homs and human rights workers say they fear an imminent government military onslaught aimed at eliminating the rebel-stronghold after a U.N.-brokered cease-fire and evacuation deal conclude
A spokesman for Hamas said Friday that the faction would regard any international military presence within a future Palestinian state as "occupation" forces.
Turkey’s parliament on Saturday passed a contested bill giving the government more control over the judiciary, after violent scuffles broke out in the assembly, according to Agence France-Presse.
The United States is considering further steps to put pressure on the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, President Barack Obama said on Friday.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday pledged $1 billion in loan guarantees for Middle East ally Jordan and the renewal of a five-year aid package.
After talks to end a 10-month political crisis in Lebanon and appoint a new government were once again stalled on Friday, late-night talks between officials have revived hopes for the country.
February 14, 2014
A senior U.S. official said Friday that Russia is being urged to push the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to participate more actively in the Geneva talks aimed at ending the country’s civil war.
Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian protesters in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, injuring nine people, witnesses said.
British media have reacted to the story of an alleged British suicide bomber thought to be behind last week’s bombing by rebels on a prison in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, expressing shock as the man was reportedly a “normal family man.”