May 9, 2013
Syria's internet and phone services resumed on Wednesday afternoon following a two-day blackout that left much of the war-torn country cut off.
Acting President of the Syrian National Coalition George Sabra says that the two Greek Orthodox archbishops kidnapped in Syria are being held in a small village northwest of Aleppo by a rebel group.
May 8, 2013
Israeli police say they released Mohamed Hussein, the top Muslim cleric in the Holy Land, on Tuesday
Jordan’s Parliament votes to expel Israel’s ambassador from the Kingdom in retaliation for Israeli measures against Al-Aqsa mosque.
Jerusalem Mufti Mohammed Hussein was taken from his home in the city for questioning in relation to the disturbances
Hosni Mubarak's going nowhere fast as Egypt's Illicit Gains Authority extend his detention for another two weeks
Reports on Tuesday said that rebel pressure in both areas have pushed government forces into negotiations
Syria has "largely disappeared" from the internet according to reports on Wednesday
A strategic southern town in Syria has been captured by regime forces from rebel fighters.
Russia and the US say they have agreed to work towards holding an international conference to find a political solution to the conflict in Syria.
May 7, 2013
The Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade said it was holding the peacekeepers for their own safety
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered a freeze on publishing tenders for new West Bank settler homes to avoid hampering US efforts to renew peace talks.
Nine ministers have been replaced in the Egyptian government headed by Prime Minister Hesham Qandil.
Candidates have until Saturday to register for the elections that will be held next month
A mortar shell fired from Syria explodes in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, hitting an open field without causing any casualties or damage.