August 26, 2013
A UN chemical weapons investigation team left to inspect the site of an alleged poisonous attack on Monday as Britain's Foreign Secretary said that an intervention in Syria did not necessarily need a UN Security Council consensus.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday that his country will join an international coalition against Syria, even if the UN Security Council fails to reach consensus on the issue.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that no decision had yet been taken over a possible intervention in Syria, as UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said he believed the Syrian government had destroyed evidence of a chemical weapons attack.
Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinian men in a refugee camp near Jerusalem early Monday as they carried out a raid on 'suspected militants' in the West Bank.
The spokesman for the Egyptian interim government Ahmed El Meslemani said that the country is ready to move forward with its 'political roadmap' that it has defeated a conspiracy against the state.
Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday that claims that his regime used chemical weapons were 'nonsense' and warned the US that it faces failure if it launches a military intervention in Syria.
August 25, 2013
Washington on Sunday said that the delayed Syrian government approval of a UN chemical weapons inspection team visiting a Damascus suburb allegedly hit with chemical weapons implies Damascus has 'something to hide'.
The Syrian government on Sunday announced that it has given permission to a UN investigative team to examine a site in the Damascus suburbs where an alleged chemical weapons attack took place.
Top Western and Arab military officials are scheduled to meet in Amman later this week to discuss 'regional security' and a possible intervention in Syria, according to the Jordanian Armed Forces.
The trial of high ranking Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leaders was postponed on Sunday because the defendents, former Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie and two deputies, were absent.
Syrian opposition forces reportedly received four hundred tonnes of Gulf-financed weapons on Sunday from Turkey, the biggest yet in the Syrian civil war.
Syrian Information Minister Omran Zoabi on Sunday warned that any US-led military intervention in Syria in response to alleged chemical weapons use would be 'no picnic' and would cause a huge fallout in the Middle East.
11 people were killed across Iraq on Sunday as gunmen killed five policemen in Nineveh province and car bombs struck the north of Baghdad.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, his two sons Gamal and Alaa, former interior minister Habib El-Adly and his aides arrived in court on Sunday for their retrial over the killing of protesters during the January 25 uprising.
The Lebanese army has beefed up security across Tripoli following twin car bomb attacks that killed 45 people on Friday.