October 27, 2013
A series of car blasts hit 8 different areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday killing at least 49 people and wounding more than 90, pushing the October death toll from Iraq violence past 600.
Gaza militant fire mortal shells into Israel Sunday afternoon
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced Sunday that it received Syria's chemical arms destruction plan on time.
Germany cautioned Israel Sunday that diplomatic ties could be damaged if the Jewish state failed to attend a periodic UN human rights review on Tuesday. Israel has boycotted the review since March 2012 after the council announced plans to investigate how Israel's settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem may infringe on Palestinians' rights.
Activists told the Associated Press Sunday that a rocket smashed into a family home in the town of Sadad
Russian President Vladimir Putin is hoping to capitalise on the current unrest in Egypt by pursuing a mutually beneficial diplomatic relationship with Cairo in the wake of US halting its military aid to the country, according to a recent report by UK newspaper The Times.
Nineteen Syrian Islamist opposition groups announced Sunday that they will not attend the proposed Geneva II peace talks.
At least sixteen people were killed in multi-car bomb explosion in Baghdad Sunday that targeted five Shiite neighborhoods throughout the Iraqi capital.
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has blamed the Syrian government for inciting the recent unrest in Tripoli that has left 10 people dead.
UN Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi told Tehran representatives Saturday that Iran's participation in peace talks in Geneva is "necessary."
The Muslim Brotherhood affiliated National Alliance has proposed a new initiative that will resolve the political crisis that has been ongoing in Egypt since the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi in July.
Syrian opposition forces reported that at least fifteen Hezbollah fighters in the capital's Ghouta district were killed Saturday in clashes with rebel forces.
Algeria's 76-year-old ailing leader announced Saturday that he will be running for a fourth term in the country's next election cycle.
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Mohammed ElBaradei, Egypt's former interim Vice President for “betrayal of trust.”
October 26, 2013
A suicide bomber who carried out the suicide bomb last month unsuccessfully targeting the country’s interior minister was an ex-officer of the Egyptian military.