September 2, 2013
Syrian army troops and fighters from the Nusra front clashed in Eastern Ghouta, the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack, in the outskirts of Damascus on Monday morning.
Al Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah, amongst other "hostile groups" have made repeated attempts to gain access to US intelligence agencies, according to a document leaked by Edward Snowden.
Tunisia's equivalent of the Egyptian Tamarod has already amassed 1.7million signatures as dissatisfaction with the Islamist Ennahda ruling party grows.
Taliban fighters bombed a US military outpost in an eastern province of Afghanistan on Monday, killing three insurgents.
The interim Egyptian government has appointed a 50 member constitutional committee to help draft the new Egyptian constitution.
Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood officials have had their trials over claims they incited violence against protesters.
September 1, 2013
Israel's domestic security agency Shin Bet said on Sunday they had foiled a bomb plot that targeted a popular Jerusalem shopping center.
Rights watchdog Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday reported that more than 110,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict, including at least 5,800 children.
Radical cleric Abu Qatada, who has been charged with life imprisonment over plotting terror attacks, will begin his trial in Amman in the upcoming 10 days.
The White House on Sunday made a formal request to Congress for its endorsement of a US-led military strike on Syria.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday that Israel is prepared for any eventuality in the Syrian conflict.
Syria's largest opposition coalition said Sunday it was disappointed to hear that US President Barack Obama will be seeking Congress' approval for a strike on Syria, but is still opportunistic that the US will attack.
Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammad Salem Basindwa survived an assassination attempt after a group of gunmen opened fire on Saturday, one of his aides reported.
The curfew imposed on 14 Egyptian governorates has been extended as the country slowly returns to normal following bitter clashes between the state and Mohamed Morsi supporters.
Several Lebanese villages near the Lebanon-Syria border were hit by Syria mortar shells