January 26, 2014
A recording by a previously unknown figure was distributed on jihadist forums on Saturday, announcing the creation of a Lebanese franchise for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Agence France-Presse reported.
January 25, 2014
The first day of face-to-face talks between Syria’s rival sides did not yield substantial results, International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi told reports Saturday, adding that he hoped the discussions would eventually lead to aid supplies reaching the besieged city of Homs.
At least 29 people were killed in Egypt in street violence Saturday, as Islamists and military supporters staged rival rallies on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, the health ministry said.
At least seven people were killed in clashes in Egypt on Saturday as police dispersed anti-government protests, Agence France-Presse reported the health ministry as saying.
Egyptian police fire tear gas and live rounds in the air to disperse anti-government protesters in the capital Cairo on Saturday, as the country marked the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak.
A day after an Egyptian diplomat was seized at the Egyptian embassy in Libya’s capital Tripoli, four staff were kidnapped, the Libyan government said on Saturday.
In a full-throated defense of America’s forward-leaning stance abroad, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hit back in Davos on Friday at critics who have claimed that the United States is disengaging from world affairs, according to a press statement by the World Economic Forum.
Two bomb blasts were reported in Cairo on Saturday as Egyptians marked the third anniversary of their Jan. 25, 2011 uprising.
January 24, 2014
he Syrian government and its opposition will hold their first face-to-face negotiations in the same room in Geneva on Saturday to try to resolve nearly three years of civil war after negotiations almost collapsed before they started.
The United States and Saudi Arabia on Friday condemned a wave of bombings that rocked the Egyptian capital Cairo and killed at least six people and wounded several others.
Iran wants all foreign fighters to leave Syria, according to the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stressed that the fate of Syria needs to be determined solely by the Syrian people, rejecting any interference in the future of the Arab country.
At least five people have been killed in three explosions in Egypt’s capital Cairo, causing chaos ahead of the third anniversary of the Jan. 25 uprising.
In Davos, Egypt’s interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi faces an enormous challenge heading his country’s official delegation at the Annual Meetings of the World Economic Forum.
January 23, 2014
The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been starving its people and blocking humanitarian access to them as a “war strategy,” which can be considered a war crime or a crime against humanity, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty told Al Arabiya News in Davos on Wednesday.