October 24, 2013
Saudi Arabia's UN envoy Abdullah bin Yahiya Al-Mua'lemi delivered a scathing attack on the UN Security Council over its inability to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the war in Syria.
Tunisia's Prime Minister Ali Larayedh reaffirmed Wednesday that his Islamist-led government was "committed to the principle" of resigning as outlined in the country's political transition road map.
Jordan's King Abdullah and UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi discussed Jordan's willingness to support and facilitate a comprehensive political solution to the Syrian crisis.
Saudi authorities issue warning in preparation of women taking the wheel in an upcoming driving campaign.
Power cuts near Syria's international airport late Wednesday left the capital in a blackout. Government sources suggest that terrorists are responsible for the power outage. Fighting continued elsewhere in the country late Wednesday, while a government official told international reporters that "only Syrians" will choose the country's next leader.
Egypt's public prosecutor referred former information minister Salah Abdel Maqsud to trail for offering state television equipment to a satellite channel who broadcast pro-Morsi demonstrations.
October 23, 2013
Israel's top negotiator cautioned Jewish leaders Wednesday that failed peace talks with Palestinians could lead to unfavorable conditions for Israel.
Seven members of Tunisia's National Guard and two Islamist militants were killed on Wednesday in clashes between both sides in the southern town of Sidi Bouzid.
Syrian army forces sealed the last smuggling routes into the rebel-held eastern suburbs of Damascus, and rebel groups in Homs clashes with the regime near Mahin in an attempt to capture a major weapons depot Wednesday.
Militants killed an Egyptian soldier while security forces made 72 arrests in Sinai Wednesday, and at least five people were killed in a land dispute between two Coptic Christian families south of Cairo.
Security forces in Yemen foiled an al-Qaeda inmate escape attempt from a Sana'a prison Wednesday.
Human Rights Watch called on the UN to pressure Jordan to lift restrictions on freedom of expression before considering its bid for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council.
Israel reconfirmed Wednesday that they would plan to prevent any transfer of military arms to militants in Syria, coinciding with a reported Israeli airstrike on the Syria-Lebanese border.
Parties at odds over border security arrangement of future Palestinian state.
US and Russian officials will meet with UN Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, early next month to prepare for a full Syria peace conference in the Swiss capital.