October 20, 2013
Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said on Sunday a peace conference on Syria is set for Nov. 23 in Geneva following a meeting at the League’s headquarters in Cairo.
Iranian state media reported that UN-Arab league envoy Lakhdar Brahimi will visit Teheran next week to prepare for a proposed peace conference on Syria.
While Egyptian security forces fired tear gas at 500 students and arrested four from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, militant attacks escalated in Sinai against security authorities in another day of countrywide clashes Sunday.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in an interview with a German TV station that Israel's demands in east Jerusalem have transformed the Mideast conflict into a religious struggle.
254 Syrian and Egyptian migrants seeking asylum landed in Italy Sunday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged world powers to maintain pressure on Iran Sunday en route to Washington to participate in a briefing on Iran's nuclear program.
Leaders from Western and Arab countries will meet with Syria’s opposition in London on Tuesday to convince key rebel leaders to attend talks in Geneva scheduled for late November.
Six people were wounded and dozens injured after eight suicide bombers attacked security forces and a government building in Baghdad on Sunday.
British Consul General to Jerusalem Sir Vincent Fean said that Israel's continued settlement activity on Palestinian land is "killing opportunities" for peace.
A suicide bomber blew himself up near the house of a senior Iraqi policeman in the northern city of Samarra, killing at least six of the officer's relatives.
Swiss scientists verified traces of the radioactive substance polonium that were found on personal items belonging to the late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat, substantiating alleged claims that the late president was poisoned by Israel.
A car bomb hit the central Syrian city of Hama on Sunday, causing multiple casualties, according to Syrian state media reports.
Prime Minister of the Gaza Strip and Hamas member Ismail Haniya called on Palestinians to launch a new "armed resistance" against the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks.
UN ambassadors from the Arab world are urging Saudi Arabia to reconsider its decision to forgo its non-permanent member seat of the UN Security Council, but their calls are being challenged by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Qatar who backing the kingdom's decision.
Nine pilgrims, who were kidnapped by rebels in Syria last year, were released on late Saturday evening following a complex hostage deal that also saw the release of two Turkish pilots.