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UN visits alleged chemical victims despite sniper attack

UN visits alleged chemical victims despite sniper attack Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

U.N. inspectors have visited a Damascus suburb to meet victims of suspected chemical weapon attacks, after the Syrian government accepted international demands to grant access to the team.
Israelis kill three Palestinians in refugee camp clash

Israelis kill three Palestinians in refugee camp clash Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

Israeli soldiers have killed three Palestinians during clashes at a refugee camp in the West Bank.
Iraq violence leaves at least 47 dead

Iraq violence leaves at least 47 dead Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

Car bombs, roadside bombs and shootings have killed at least 47 people in Iraq, police and medical sources say, as tensions intensify between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims across the Middle East.
Syria will allow UN to inspect alleged chemical attack sites

Syria will allow UN to inspect alleged chemical attack sites Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

Syria will allow UN inspectors to visit a site near Damascus where an alleged chemical weapons attack is said to have killed hundreds of people, state media report.
Egypt`s Hosni Mubarak appears in court for trial

Egypt`s Hosni Mubarak appears in court for trial Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak appeared before another court for a session of his retrial on charges of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising. 
Six killed in bomb attack on Yemen air force bus

Six killed in bomb attack on Yemen air force bus Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

At least six people have been killed in a bomb attack on a bus carrying members of Yemen's air force.
Egyptian court adjourns trial of Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Egyptian court adjourns trial of Muslim Brotherhood leaders Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

The trial of the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader, Mohamed Badie, and two of his deputies on charges of inciting deadly violence during the protests that preceded the army's overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi was adjourned Sunday minutes after it opened. 
MSF says 3,600 Syrians showed 'neurotoxic symptoms', 355 dead

MSF says 3,600 Syrians showed 'neurotoxic symptoms', 355 dead Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

Thousands of people suffered neurotoxic symptoms and 355 of them died following an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syrian capital Damascus, respected aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has said.
US weighs possible military options in Syria

US weighs possible military options in Syria Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

US Defense Secretary Hagel says Obama asks for "military options" in response to alleged use of chemical weapons by Assad; US naval power in Mediterranean gives president option to fire Tomahawk missiles at Syrian targets. 
Russia urges Syria to cooperate with chemical weapons probe

Russia urges Syria to cooperate with chemical weapons probe Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

Russia has said it had told Syria to cooperate with UN experts investigating reports of a deadly chemical weapons attack that is believed to have killed hundreds, and called on rebels to allow access to the area.
Blasts kill 42 outside two mosques in Lebanon's Tripoli

Blasts kill 42 outside two mosques in Lebanon's Tripoli Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

Two car-bomb blasts in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli killed at least 42 people Friday, and the Lebanese Red Cross says more than 500 people were wounded.
Egypt braces as Muslim Brotherhood urges 'Friday of Martyrs'

Egypt braces as Muslim Brotherhood urges 'Friday of Martyrs' Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

Egypt braced for further unrest on Friday with supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi calling for mass protests against the army takeover. 
Syrian child refugees fleeing civil war reach 1 million, UN says

Syrian child refugees fleeing civil war reach 1 million, UN says Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

The United Nations' children and refugee agencies say the number of children who have fled the violence in Syria reached one million Friday, with another two million displaced within Syrian borders.
Israeli military says 4 rockets fired from Lebanon into country

Israeli military says 4 rockets fired from Lebanon into country Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

Four rockets were fired toward northern Israel from southern Lebanon on Thursday for the first time in nearly two years, according to the Israeli military. 
Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak released from prison

Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak released from prison Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison, adding another potentially complicating element to the country's ongoing turmoil.

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