June 5, 2013
Troops loyal to Syrian President on Tuesday secured their control of the country's capital, Damascus, as they forced rebels out of a key suburb, according to reports from Syrian state media.
June 4, 2013
Two Saudi Arabian nationals have been beheaded over separate charges of murder, the Saudi interior ministry announced on Tuesday.
The United Nations reported that the Syrian conflict has seen escalating brutality, with the Syrian regime using innocent civilians as human shields.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his country had not yet delivered S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian government
43 NGO employees have been sentenced to between one and five years by Cairo court
Three Syrians have been kidnapped by rogue forces in the Lebanese Hezbollah stronghold Baalbek area
US Secretary of State warns regional powers that time is of the essence if they are committed to establishing long-term stability
The European Union announced Monday that it will provide Jordan with 50 million euros to assist it with providing humanitarian assistance to the swathes of Syrian refugees living in the country.
Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah has clashed with the rebel Free Syrian Army in a Damascus suburb, leaving two Hezbollah fighters dead, one of them a high ranking official.
A 22-year-old man died from a gunshot wound following a protest in Turkey on Tuesday.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel confirmed that the US will send Patriot missiles and F-16 planes to Jordan, initially to take part in an international military exercise but he confirmed that the equipment could remain in the Kingdom permanently
A top Iraqi minister warned Israel that it cannot use its airspace to attack Iran.
Fighting in Qusayr - a strategic town near the Lebanon-Syria border - was attacked on Monday. A doctor said at least 300 people are said to be wounded.
Al Qaeda, the internationally recognised terrorist organisation, has set up a complaints department in the northern Syrian town of Raqqa, for those who have issues with "any element of the Islamic state".
June 3, 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to arrive in Jordan in the upcoming days, as he strives to push the Palestinian-Israeli peace process forward.