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Saudi Grand Mufti condemns suicide attacks
Government-appointed cleric quoted as referring to such attacks as a sin, with attackers condemned to hell.
Last updated: 12 Dec 2013 13:16 GMT
GCC cautious but positive on new Iran ties
Gulf states praise Iran's new rapprochement efforts towards them, yet express concern on new reported nuclear projects.
Last updated: 12 Dec 2013 09:46 GMT
US and UK suspend non-lethal aid into Syria
Equipment and supplies for opposition blocked after Islamic Front rebels take control of Free Syrian Army bases.
Last updated: 12 Dec 2013 03:04 GMT
Syrian troops seize strategic town
Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad secure key Damascus-Homs highway after two-week siege.
Last updated: 10 Dec 2013 02:49 GMT
Gulf states hesitant about Iranian overtures
New Iranian leadership wants warmer ties to Gulf monarchies, though Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are sceptical.
Last updated: 08 Dec 2013 08:25 GMT
Al-Qaeda says it shot down Syria drone
Jabhat al-Nusra has sent Al Jazeera exclusive footage of the wreckage of what it says was a Syrian government drone.
Last updated: 07 Dec 2013 14:37 GMT
Assad 'to remain' president in transition
Any transition agreed upon in the Geneva peace talks must include Assad as president, information minister says.
Last updated: 04 Dec 2013 19:54 GMT
Lebanese Tripoli put under army control
Dragged into Syria's civil war, sectarian splits in Lebanon's second largest city led to months of deadly clashes.
Last updated: 03 Dec 2013 17:26 GMT
Syrian refugees embark on exodus from Egypt
Facing a worsening atmosphere in Egypt, many Syrians are setting off on an uncertain voyage to Europe.
Last updated: 03 Dec 2013 12:52 GMT
Deadly suicide bombing hits central Damascus
Monitoring group says bomb targeted a government building, as Syrian state television reports at least four casualties.
Last updated: 03 Dec 2013 11:43 GMT
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