November 12, 2013
An Islamic Action Front official and pro-Hezbollah Sheikh was shot dead in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Tuesday morning.
US Secretary of State John Kerry told the BBC Tuesday that the world powers came close to striking a deal with Iran at Geneva over the weekend, and that the ideological differences between the US and Iran will not derail the talks over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
Conservative Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman has returned to the post of foreign minister after being cleared of corruption charges last week.
Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has promised to supply more aid to the state security forces struggling to restore peace to the volatile eastern city of Benghazi.
Syria is making moves to re-open Aleppo airport now that more control has been taken back by local government to keep region safe for flight activity.
Mortar rounds have killed nine children in Damascus.
Lebanon releases its detailed plan to file a complaint with the UN over Israel's spying along the border to include a request that Israel be removed from the International Telecommunication Union.
After a ban on commemoration, Israeli officers shut down a party honoring late president Yasser Arafat.
November 11, 2013
Western powers will turn down a request by President Assad’s regime for military transport material to ship out chemical weapons.
Iran says it will permit the International Atomic Energy Agency to start inspecting a heavy-water reactor in Arak and a uranium mine.
Attacks across Iraq have left seven people dead and wounded fifty people.
Britain told reporters Monday that it renewed diplomatic relations with Iran two years after an angry mob vandalized the British embassy in Tehran.
Jordan's Information Minister Mohammed Momani told reporters Monday that the Kingdom is "eager to assume" the United Nations Security Council seat that Saudi Arabia decided to decline last month.
A chief Palestinian negotiator who is participating in the renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks told reporters Monday that the PLO is not prepared to accept any peace deal from Israel, citing the Jewish state's new settlement plans as evidence that Israel is not interested in a comprehensive, durable peace agreement.
The head of the UN's atomic watchdog Yukiya Amano arrived in Tehran on Monday to continue talks with the Iranian government on its nuclear program.