August 26, 2013
The United States on Monday refuted claims made by the Palestinians that peace talks between the two sides had been cancelled as a result of Israeli soldiers killing three Palestinian men in a West Bank refugee camp.
The UN team charged with investigating claims that Damascus used chemical weapons against civilians has managed to attain samples from victims of the alleged attack despite their convoy being targeted by snipers.
The Palestinian Authority has cancelled upcoming peace talks with the Israelis in Jericho after three Palestinians were killed in a West Bank refugee camp on Monday morning by Israeli soliders.
The UN team tasked with investigating an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs has halted its mission after being targeted by unidentified snipers on Monday.
At least two mortar shells hit Damascus on Monday morning, hitting a wealthy area of the capital not far from where a UN chemical weapons team is staying.
Egyptian Salafist Nour Party has said it will partake in upcoming discussions on Egypt's new constitution to ensure that Egypt's Islamic identity is protected.
A UN chemical weapons investigation team left to inspect the site of an alleged poisonous attack on Monday as Britain's Foreign Secretary said that an intervention in Syria did not necessarily need a UN Security Council consensus.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday that his country will join an international coalition against Syria, even if the UN Security Council fails to reach consensus on the issue.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that no decision had yet been taken over a possible intervention in Syria, as UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said he believed the Syrian government had destroyed evidence of a chemical weapons attack.
Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinian men in a refugee camp near Jerusalem early Monday as they carried out a raid on 'suspected militants' in the West Bank.
The spokesman for the Egyptian interim government Ahmed El Meslemani said that the country is ready to move forward with its 'political roadmap' that it has defeated a conspiracy against the state.
Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday that claims that his regime used chemical weapons were 'nonsense' and warned the US that it faces failure if it launches a military intervention in Syria.
August 25, 2013
Washington on Sunday said that the delayed Syrian government approval of a UN chemical weapons inspection team visiting a Damascus suburb allegedly hit with chemical weapons implies Damascus has 'something to hide'.
The Syrian government on Sunday announced that it has given permission to a UN investigative team to examine a site in the Damascus suburbs where an alleged chemical weapons attack took place.
Top Western and Arab military officials are scheduled to meet in Amman later this week to discuss 'regional security' and a possible intervention in Syria, according to the Jordanian Armed Forces.