December 31, 2013
Invitations for the Swiss peace conference on Syria have not yet been issued due to delays in formulating the opposition delegation.
Jewish extremists torched Palestinian vehicles in Ramallah Tuesday in protest of Israel's release of 26 long-serving Palestinian prisoners this week.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that the Jordan Valley in the West Bank was a "red line" for the Palestinians - despite Israel's plans to annex it.
At least three soldiers were killed in Yemen Tuesday from a suicide car bomb targeting security headquarters in the country's southern city of Aden.
At least 10 people were killed Monday in Iraq's Anbar province while government authorities "dismantled" the Sunni Arab protest camp that Iraqi President Nour Al Maliki had previously described as a headquarter for Al Qaeda.
The United Nations called on the Syrian army and rebel fighters to allow urgent aid to reach a sieged community of Palestinians near Damascus who are dying from starvations while Syrian president Bashar Al Assad called for a "battle" against Saudi ideology.
Bahrain foiled a plot Monday to smuggle explosives and weapons into the country by boat
Assad claims views against extremism in Islam faith while continuing to engage in internal country conflict.
In the third of four planned released, Israel has let go of 26 more Palestinian detainees.
December 30, 2013
Lebanese forces have fired on Syrian aircraft after the warplanes crossed into Lebanese airspace.
The Committee to Protect Journalists released a report naming the three Middle East countries as having the most journalist deaths.
Details of the bombing which caused the death of Lebanese economist and diplomat, Mohammed Chatah, are emerging post blast.
Egypt has called on the Arab League to enforce a counterterrorism treaty that bars the Muslim Brotherhood from receiving funding and support from third parties.
Bahrain has sentenced five men to 15 years in prison each for homemade bomb attacks in 2012, but activists say their confessions were given under torture.
U.S. and Libyan forces captured the leader of Tunisia's Islamist militant group Ansar Al Shariah in Libya's city of Misrata Monday.