December 15, 2013
Tunisia's leading Ennahda party and the major opposition parties on Saturday agreed to elect Mehdi Jomaa, the Minister of Industry, as Tunisia's interim prime minister.
France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters this weekend that his country is "pessimistic" over the proposed Geneva II talks to end the crisis in Syria.
A coalition of Syrian rebel groups have reported that more than ever, they are fighting against Islamic extremists affiliated with Al Qaeda in Syria, not just troops loyal to President Bashar Assad.
Italy announced this weekend that it will give Beirut funding for its Syrian refugees and will also support to the Lebanese Army through a conference next year.
December 14, 2013
The Danish task force began preparations Saturday in Cyprus to remove the first part of Syria's chemical arms stockpile.
A Syrian rebel commander from the Suqur Al Sham brigades, reportedly froze to death Saturday.
Tunisian political parties held final talks Saturday to choose an interim leader to end the country's political deadlock.
Four thousand people were evacuated Saturday in Gaza by the territory's rescue service due to severe flooding.
Syrian activists told reporters Saturday that the Syrian government is still under negotiation with rebels to ensure the release of Greek Orthodox nuns that were kidnapped last week.
The White House announced to Congress this weekend that 1,500 US troops in Jordan will remain in the Kingdom due to the regional security situation.
Bombings and shootings in Iraq's capital left six dead Saturday.
Interim President Adly Mansour announced Saturday that Egypt will hold its national referendum on the new draft of the constitution Jan. 14-15.
December 13, 2013
A bruising winter storm brought severe weather to the Middle East Thursday, forcing the closure of roads and schools and blanketing already miserable Syrian refugee camps with snow and ice.
December 12, 2013
Egyptian riot police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse hundreds of pro-Islamist protesters demonstrating near the headquarters of the ministry of defense in Cairo on Thursday, Reuters cited security sources as saying.
U.S. spokesperson Jen Psaki said that Washington is keeping a close eye on Egypt's domestic politics, and has been following the trials of Muslim Brotherhood leaders with keen interest.