February 9, 2014
Egypt’s deposed president Mohammad Mursi asked about military leader Abdel Fattah al Sisi’s resolve to run for president according to a leaked recording, obtained by the Egyptian daily news website al Watan.
Hundreds of civilians were evacuated Sunday from the besieged city of Homs, braving gunmen spraying bullets and lobbing mortar shells to flee as part of a rare three-day truce to relieve a choking blockade, the Associated Press reported.
Saudi Arabia has called for an “emergency” meeting over what is happening in Syria, citing “growing evidence pointing to war crimes,” and the lack of implementation of previous agreements regarding the conflict, a letter sent to the U.N. General Assembly dated Feb. 7 showed.
Israel's right-wing Foreign Minister told his coalition partners Sunday that their "snipes" at the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's peace efforts risked "estranging a true friend."
The Syrian government dropped more barrel bombs on Aleppo Sunday killing at least 11 people.
A Yemeni intelligence officer was killed after an explosion detonated in his car wounding three others.
Nine are dead after two separate instances if militant violence in the region.
Two men have been evacuated to a local hospital after being fired on while riding their motorcycle in the Gaza Strip.
Libya's first post-Gaddafi era prosecutor general was murdered Saturday while visiting family in the country's eastern city of Derna.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the United States is lying when it says it is not pursuing an agenda of regime change in Tehran.
The U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos vowed Saturday to "keep pushing to deliver humanitarian assistance to Syria's neediest" despite recent attacks on aid convoys near Homs
Tunisian security forces arrested the suspect who is believed responsible for the killing for former opposition politician Mohammed Brahmi last July.
Air raids in Sinai have left at least 16 dead this weekend.
Egypt's prominent leftist politician Hamdeen Sabbahi announced this weekend that he will run for president in this year's elections.
Iran has deployed two ships to the Atlantic Ocean.