October 30, 2013
The government and the Prime Minister have made it a "priority" to fix Egypt's security situation, which means "controlling the Muslim Brotherhood and limiting their capacities," a source in PM Hazem El-Beblawi's cabinet said Wednesday.
Israel announced Wednesday that it will build 1,500 new homes in East Jerusalem's Ramat Shlomo. The Jewish state also began releasing 26 long-serving Palestinian prisoners at the time of the settlement announcement.
Egyptian authorities arrested Nabil al-Maghraby who was previously jailed for Anwar Sadat's assassination, after authorities linked him with al-Qaeda bomb plot activities
October 29, 2013
Libya gunmen stole $50 million from a bank van on a highway east of Tripoli.
1,800 civilians were able to flee a besieged suburb of Damascus Tuesday due to a rare moment of cooperation and coordination between Syrian government and rebel forces.
Syria's Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil was fired from his post Tuesday for participating in unauthorized foreign meetings following his return from talks on the proposed Geneva peace talks with US representatives.
Iran's meeting with the UN's nuclear watchdog in Vienna Tuesday was reportedly "productive." A second round of meetings in Tehran will commence on November 11.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki travelled to Washington Tuesday to seek assistance and arms to mitigate countrywide violence.
Jordan tried three Syrians on Tuesday for allegedly trying to smuggle 36 detonators into Syria for anti-government rebels.
Two Egyptians were found dead in Eastern Libya and dozens of others have been reported missing.
The three judges presiding over the trial of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood general guide Mohammed Badie withdrew themselves from the proceedings at the start of a session on Tuesday.
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah accused the Saudi Arabian government of trying to sabotage the Syrian peace talks.
US Secretary of State John Kerry hinted at an upcoming visit to Cairo that would be the first visit taken since the US stemmed its military aid to Egypt earlier in October.
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.