February 13, 2013
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has said that the death toll in Syria is probably now approaching 70,000.
Protestors blocked the international highway in Arida on Wednesday to prevent fuel tanker trucks from crossing into Syria.
Hisham Ramez's bodyguard is killed after masked gunmen attack his vehicle.
According to an ABC report, Ben Zygier was held in a maximum-security solitary confinement wing of the prison, which was built to house Yigal Amir, the assassin of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
The Saudi royal family has intervened to block the release of a religious scholar accused of raping, torturing and killing his five-year-old daughter, according to media reports.
The death toll from last night's Mosul bombing mounts, including one 7-year-old child.
As part of a global day of action against sexual violence in Egypt, dozens of activists gathered Tuesday evening outside the Egyptian Embassy in Beirut, but for protesters the event was about more than just Tahrir Square.
February 12, 2013
Iran makes reactor fuel, calls for worldwide destruction of nuclear weapons.
The Turkel Committee found that the state security services ought to make audio and visual recordings of interrogations.
Egyptian police fired a water cannon at stone-throwing protesters outside the presidential palace on Monday as the opposition held rallies to mark the second anniversary of Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow.
Tens of thousands of Yemenis have thronged in the capital, Sana’a, to commemorate the second anniversary of their revolution.
Tunisian President Moncef Mazrouki's secular party on Monday reversed its decision to withdraw from the Islamist-led government, an official said.
Iran and Hezbollah are trying to build a network of militias inside Syria to protect their interests there in case President Bashar Assad falls.
February 11, 2013
A car bomb explosion kills at least eight and wounds another 30 as the Syrian conflict threatens to spill over into neighboring Turkey.
A spat erupted on Saturday when an Israeli newspaper allegedly quoted a top Syrian opposition leader as saying if the opposition took over Syria, the Jewish state had 'nothing to fear.'