February 12, 2014
On Wednesday, a small convoy brought crucial humanitarian aid into the besieged Syrian rebel quarter of Homs following a weekend attack on a similar effort that left five people dead.
An Egyptian employee with the U.S. Embassy in Cairo has been detained over his job as liaison officer to the Muslim Brotherhood.
The president of the European parliament Martin Schulz was heckled by right-wing members of the Israeli parliament Wednesday as he discussed the Palestinian peace process.
The Syrian opposition coalition conducting peace talks with the Syrian government in Geneva presented on Tuesday its vision of 24 “basic principles” for a political settlement to end the three-year-old Syrian civil war.
Amid an outcry against a broadening government crackdown on dissent, Egypt's top prosecutor said on Wednesday that Egyptian prisons have no political detainees.
An Israeli planning committee is moving forward with plans to build a nine-storey Jewish seminary in the heart of a densely populated Palestinian neighborhood near Jerusalem's Old City, a watchdog reported Wednesday.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday demanded Israel to lift its blockade on the besieged Gaza Strip in order to sign an agreement between the two countries.
Syrian warplanes have pounded a rebel-held town near Lebanon's border in an apparent attempt to dislodge opposition fighters from the area, activists said Wednesday.
Violence in Iraq's Anbar province, where large amounts of territory are controlled by Al Qaeda-linked groups and other militants, has forced some 300,000 people to leave their homes in the past six weeks, according to the United Nations.
Attacks Wednesday morning targeted Libya's privately owned television channel Alassema.
Iran's armed forces chief of staff told reporters Wednesday that Iran is "prepared for a decisive battle" against Israel and the U.S. if attacked.
Top Al Qaeda-linked Abdallah Azzam Brigades leader was arrested by the Lebanese army Wednesday.
Egypt's military chief Abdel Fattah El Sisi is en route to Moscow in what is considered a "rare visit by Cairo's top commander."
Russia said that they will reject a U.N. resolution on aid access in Syria, saying it is "one sided," according to reports Wednesday. Convoys also waited on standby Wednesday to continue the evacuation process in Homs after the governor suspended the operation Tuesday due to "technical and logistical" reasons.
The international mediator, Brahimi, claims that the talks between Syria's opposing forces are not showing much progress.