February 4, 2014
The Egyptian army shot dead 21 gunmen affiliated to a radical Takfiri group in the northern Sinai peninsula on Tuesday, a security official said.
One Tunisian police officer and two Islamist militants are dead after a raid on suspected militant homestead.
An Israeli officer was killed by friendly fire near Gaza's northern border during an overnight exercise, the IDF said Tuesday.
The Syrian government has announced its plans to remove a major shipment of chemical weapons out of the country this month, a Russian official said Tuesday.
At least two people were killed when a bomb hit a bus carrying Yemeni soldiers in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, a medical source said, highlighting the government's weak grip on security in the impoverished country.
In what is seen as a rise in attacks on Hezbollah supporters, another suicide bomber claiming to represent the Nusra Front has killed himself and wounded others in Lebanon.
Saeb Erekat, the PLO's chief negotiator, said that a recent meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had made no progress in the negotiations and that a date for a framework agreement is yet to be set.
Al-Qaeda and ISIS split over control of battling militant groups in Syria.
As part of regularly scheduled visits, Obama is expected to visit Saudi Arabia for discussion in March.
February 3, 2014
Another car bomb exploded in southern Beirut killing two.
Jordan vows to ensure that its own interests will be kept safe in the Palestinian peace talks.
Assad's delegates at ease after Brahimi's deputy steps out of Syrian peace talks.
Iran makes a public statement regarding its views on the Holocaust at an international security conference in Munich.
Whilst stating that Iran is "not a military aggressor", Iran's foreign minister Javad Mohammad Zarif expressed his confidence in a full nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers being struck by July 2014.
U.S. and Libyan officials announced Monday that the last of the chemical weapons that were around under former leader Muammar Gaddafi have been destroyed.