December 9, 2013
The international chemical weapons watchdog OPCW warned Sunday that there might be a delay of a few days in transporting Syria's chemical weapons out of the country due to unforeseen technical difficulties.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to participate in the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa next week.
Kurdish militants abducted four Turkish soldiers on Sunday by removing them from their vehicles at a security checkpoint.
A senior Orthodox Church official has urged Christians to take up arms to defend themselves and their holy places in the wake of the recent abduction of a group of nuns from the ancient village of Maaloula in Syria.
During a webcast video speech to the 10th annual Saban Forum on Middle East policy in Washington, Netanyahu said that Palestinians needed to "come to grips" with the idea of Israel as a Jewish nation state in order for peace negotiations to succeed.
December 8, 2013
Syrian government forces made advances on Sunday in the town of al-Nabk, one of the last rebel-held areas in Qalamoun region bordering Lebanon, a watchdog said.
Israeli President Shimon Peres said Sunday he would be prepared to meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rowhani, Agence France-Presse reported.
Hundreds of Syrians fled to Jordan on Saturday as allegations of a new chemical weapons attack reportedly fuelled a fresh exodus from Damascus towards the border region.
155 people arrested during clashes in the capital in October were acquitted in Cairo's misdemeanor court Saturday.
Israel's Economy Minister Naftali Bennett proposed Sunday that the Jewish state annex parts of the West Bank.
At least five people were killed from a bomb that detonated in an outdoor market in Iraq's capital Baghdad.
Hundreds turned out for a march that led from Ajami Mosque to Gazan Park in Jaffa in protest of the Prawer Plan which aims to relocate Bedouins from large land settlement to a fraction of the space.
Prominent Egyptian youth activists Ahmed Douma and Ahmed Maher will appear in court Sunday due to their participation in a demonstration last week in violation of the country's new protest law. Mohamed Adel, will be tried in absentia according to judicial sources.
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon will discuss details of Geneva II with U.N. and Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi in Paris on Sunday.
Jordan's King Abdullah has said that the Hashemite Kingdom is more than capable of living up to the responsibility of being a non-permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.