October 29, 2013
The Lebanese army has continued to deploy troops to the northern city of Tripoli following a week of clashes between supporters and opponents of Syria's regime in which at least 16 people died.
Lebanon charged 14 people for allegedly rigging vehicles with explosives, including one that detonated killing a suspected extremist in east Lebanon.
A plan emerges as government in Tunisia turns to new leadership in the face of violence.
UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said during a visit to Damascus that although President Bashar Assad may be able to contribute to the "new" transitioning Syrian state, he should not be the leader of the country.
The Israeli Prison Service is preparing to release 26 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday evening as part of a "gesture" in exchange for the Palestinian Liberation Organisation's return to peace talks.
Obama and Netanyahu met to discuss Israel and Palestinian peace efforts.
A blast targeting the Damascus office of Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah left tens of fighters wounded, Syrian opposition activists reported late Tuesday.
The Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army on Monday rebuffed the participation of Syria’s allies in the proposed Geneva II conference aimed to end the 31-month Syrian conflict.
October 28, 2013
Israel arrested 10 West Bank-based members of the Islamist movement Hamas in the West Bank. No reasons were given for the arrests.
Authorities in Iraq have said that five people have been killed west of Baghdad as a result of a bombing and an ambush of a police checkpoint.
International inspectors are not able to visit two remaining chemical weapons sites because of the security situation in war-torn Syria, the global watchdog said Monday.
Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party leadership announced that it may be willing to give up government seats, but not power in the upcoming transitional government according to televised interviews Sunday.
A homemade bomb targeting a police patrol in Bahrain wounded security officials in the Gulf country Monday.
Eight individuals believed to be involved in the deaths of Tunisian policemen from last week were arrested by officials late Sunday.
Israelis launched an airstrike on Gaza Monday in response to two rockets fired on Israeli land from the territory earlier this week.