August 12, 2013
Sunday will mark the reopening of 18 out of the 19 U.S. embassies that were shut amid security concerns, according to a statement from the U.S. State Department on Friday.
Speaker Nabih Berri condemned the abduction of two Turkish pilots in Beirut on Friday, while questioning the silence over last week's Israeli violation of the Lebanese border, reported As Safir newspaper on Monday.
The leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Nasser al-Wuhayshi, has said that all incarcerated members of the group will shortly be set free.
The Lebanese Army heavily deployed in the Baalbek-Hermel region in a bid to avert an escalation after an ambush Sunday killed one man and wounded three including the mayor of Arsal, security sources told The Daily Star.
Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamanei told Palestinians over the Eid holiday that continuing the peace process with Israel was proving detrimental to the Palestinian cause.
The Egyptian government said it was leaving all options on the table over the possible dispersal of pro-Morsi sit-ins across the country, as threats of violence loom.
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea accused on Monday Hezbollah of involvement in the kidnapping of two Turkish pilots over the weekend.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an al-Qaeda front group, on Sunday claimed a wave of attacks that reportedly killed 74 people and injured hundreds in Iraq during the Eid al-Fitr holiday a day earlier.
August 11, 2013
President of Iraqi Kurdistan, Massoud Baranzani, has said his region will defend Kurds in Syria.
A Palestinian crossing over from the Gaza Strip into Israel was killed on Saturday, with Israeli troops fearing a security threat.
2 militants were killed Saturday in a suspected U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen.
Attacks which left 61 dead in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Saturday have been heavily criticized by the U.S.
Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters of deposed President Morsi threatened to continue protests Saturday, after government warnings that demonstrations would be broken up by force.
August 10, 2013
Lebanon is stepping up security to ensure the security of tourists in the country, following the kidnapping of two Turkish pilots Friday.
An al-Qaeda-linked group has said it was the target of an Israeli drone strike in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday.