September 5, 2013
US President Barack Obama is likely to use the coming G20 summit in Moscow as a means to gain support for the anticipated US-led strike on Syria.
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday approved a resolution that approves the US launching a military strike against Syria.
September 4, 2013
A PLO official on Wednesday said that the peace talks between the Palestinians and Israelis had not yet yielded any successes and that the Israeli side is refusing to halt settlement activity on Palestinian territory.
As the war of words between the West and Syria dominates the world stage, the Syrian government on Wednesday reasserted that the regime will not give into a US-led strike.
US President Obama said that by not acting on Syria, the international community was increasing the possibility that other countries would use chemical weapons against civilians.
A Shia family was targeted by gunfire and explosives on Wednesday near Baghdad, killing 16 members of the family including five women and six children.
The Jordanian Armed Forces are on high alert in anticipation of a potential Syria strike.
Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour rejected claims that Egypt is moving back towards a Mubarak-era police state.
German intelligence reportedly picked up a phone conversation between a Hezbollah official and the Iranian embassy that allegedly proves that Bashar Assad and his government were behind the attacks on August 21.
During a public exchange in Congress late Tuesday, US Secretary of State made a brief reference to putting US troops in Syria, but quickly retracted the statement.
US intelligence documents revealed Tuesday that Al Qaeda groups across the Middle East have been attempting to counter US drone strikes since 2010.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday slammed claims that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime was the perpetrator of the chemical attacks in Damascus but said if it was proved, Russia may partake in a military strike.
September 3, 2013
11 members of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood were given life sentences in prison on Tuesday over charges they incited violence against protesters, as 11 members were given 25 years and 45 other members were given five years.
French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday called on Europe to take a unified stance against the Syrian crisis, adding that France would not act in Syria without the US.
A car bombing and attacks by gunmen in Baghdad and across the capital's suburbs resulted in the deaths of 13 people on Tuesday.