January 10, 2014
The United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) told reporters Friday that the Syrian government will be able to meet its March deadline to destroy Priority 1 chemical weapons. material if it maintains its current efforts.
Palestine's top negotiator for the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks said that Israel's settlement announcement Friday is a message to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to not come back to the region to push for peace.
The United States' top military commander to Africa told reporters Friday that the Pentagon is planning to commence training for Libyan soldiers by midyear to help "boost the [north African country's] security."
Israel announced Friday that it is planning to build over 1,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem and 800 in the West Bank.
72 prisoners are to freed from Afghanistan's notorious Bagram prison, despite the U.S. voicing its concerns over their lack of proper trial and many of the prisoners' links to terrorist-related charged.
Despite the risk that any aid may end up in the hands of militant extremists, top Washington officials said Thursday that the U.S. is considering resuming its nonlethal aid to the Syrian opposition.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported late Thursday that Syrian regime forces killed at least 45 rebels during an offensive on the regime-stronghold of Homs.
The head of Fatah's reconciliation team has confirmed that he will visit the Gaza Strip to meet with Gazan Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in the upcoming days, as Hamas and Fatah look to reconcile.
According to U.S. defense officials, Washington is mulling over the idea of training elite Iraqi forces in Jordan to help quell Al Qaeda in the restive country.
Tunisia's Islamist Prime Minister Ali Larayedh resigned on Thursday to make way for a caretaker government as part of a deal with his opponents to finish a transitional period.
January 9, 2014
Egyptian will approve the constitution despite the fact that over half the population have not read the draft of the document, a new poll revealed according to the Egyptian Daily news website al-Ahram.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei admitted on Thursday pursuing the religious deception tactic known as a “taqiyya” in talks with the United States over his country’s nuclear program.
63 Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to three years in jail on charges such as rioting, thuggery and weapons possession on Thursday.
Syrian opposition groups, including Islamist rebels, met for the first time in Spain's Cordoba in order to "seek common ground" before peace talks scheduled for later this month in Switzerland, and a car bomb killed 18 in Syria's central Hama province in the village of Kafat.
The U.S. said Wednesday that despite the violence and troubles that have engulfed Cairo since Mohamed Morsi's ouster in July, Washington is looking to work on its relationship with Cairo.