February 2, 2014
Meant to fight terrorism by imposing high penalties to funding sources, Saudi enacts counter-terrorism law.
Aleppo death toll continues to rise as another barrel bomb is unleashed on the city.
February 1, 2014
A suicide bomber driving a vehicle blew himself up in the Lebanese town of Hermel, a Hezbollah stronghold, killing at least five people on Saturday, the interior ministry said.
Relief officials in Syria said this week's peace talks inn Geneva, Switzerland, had not opened the doors to humanitarian aid to country's beleaguered civilians.
Ousted President Mohammad Mursi's murder trial has been postponed to Feb. 4, Al Arabiya's correspondent reported Saturday.
The leading body of the Fatah movement in the Gaza Strip submitted its resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas last week, Fatah sources said.
The murder trial of ousted President Mohammed Mursi is due to resume in Cairo Saturday, after the Islamist leader insisted at a separate hearing that he was still the legitimate president, Agence France-Presse reported.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asked Russia’s foreign minister on Friday to put pressure on the Syrian government to accelerate the removal of chemical weapons, which Kerry said is not happening quickly enough, Reuters reported
Fighting between Yemeni tribesmen and Houthi rebels killed at least 60 people in the north of the country on Friday, while at least 15 soldiers were killed by suspected al-Qaeda militants in the south, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.
January 31, 2014
Israeli forces shot and injured ten people on Friday in the northern Gaza Strip, a medical official said.
Egyptian security forces broke up a set-in by backers of ousted President Mohammad Mursi in an area of Cairo on Friday, prompting heavy clashes in nearby streets.
A week of talks between the Syrian regime and the opposition National Coalition in Geneva ended on Friday without tangible results, Syrian Minister Walid Muallem told reporters.
Gaps between the rival Syrian sides remain “wide,” U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi told reporters during a press conference wrapping up the first round of the Geneva II peace talks. He added that he observed a “little common ground.”
Former U.S. ambassador Frederic Hof has revealed that Iranian officials, in private meetings, told him that Iran is not in conflict with the U.S. or Israel but rather believe Saudi Arabia to be the main threat considering its perceived tampering in Syria.
The world’s chemical watchdog called Friday for Syria to “pick up the pace” in shipping out its chemical weapons stockpile after a key deadline was missed, Agence France-Presse reported.