October 21, 2013
Amid media reports pointing to signs that the Syrian army is preparing to launch an attack to regain rebel-held areas in the strategic border area of Qalamoun, officials in the adjacent Lebanese village of Arsal say they will only take up arms if provoked by Hezbollah.
Syria has not shown proof of keeping hostage exchange agreement regarding almost 200 female detainees.
The military wing of the Gaza’s ruling Hamas said on Monday it was behind the recently uncovered tunnel running into Israel meant to kidnap Israeli soldiers.
In a press conference Sunday, Libyan security chief Abdelmonem Essid announced proudly that he was behind Prime Minister Ali Zeidan's abduction ten days ago and PM Zeidan described the situation in the north African country as "beyond anyone's abilities."
Prime Minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip Ismail Haniyeh called on Palestinians to reject all new peace negotiations with Israel, saying that all talks jeopardise the rights of the Palestinian people.
Egyptian Interim PM Hazem El Beblawi says the country's roadmap is bringing stability after period of turmoil, agrees to reconsider controversial protest law.
Gunmen fired on Egyptian wedding guests outside a Coptic Christian church late Sunday, killing three and wounding nine.
October 20, 2013
Around 200 Egyptian truck drivers held by an armed Libyan group have been freed
A suicide bomber has killed at least 34 people in a Baghdad cafe.
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.