The United Nations is temporarily evacuating half of its international staff from Syria due to worsening security conditions, a spokesperson for the world body confirmed.
The US government on Monday reiterated its support to the Syrian opposition despite the recent resignation of opposition leader Moaz al-Khatib.
The resignation of Moaz al-Khatib, head of the exiled Syrian opposition coalition, was "expected", the opposition group National Coordination Body (NCB) said Sunday.
Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi called on all political forces not to provide "political cover" or legitimacy for violent acts or chaos taking place in the country.
The Palestinian leadership accepted a US request to engage in exploratory talks in preparation for resuming direct peace negotiations with Israel.
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday arrived in Baghdad on unannounced visit for talks with Iraqi leaders over regional issues.
Israel on Sunday decided to keep the only commercial crossing point in the Gaza Strip closed until Wednesday due to Jewish holidays, a Palestinian official said.
The Syrian government on Saturday slammed as "unilateral and politicized" a recent UN report accusing government troops of violations.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday phoned his Turkish counterpart and apologized for an Israeli naval raid three years ago.
A day after challenging Israelis to embrace peace with Palestinians, US President Barack Obama was scheduled on Friday to face scrutiny over his strategy on Syria during an overnight stay in Jordan.
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Miqati announced his resignation Friday evening after his government failed to reach an agreement in a cabinet session earlier in the day over the parliamentary elections.
The UN chief has asked the Syrian government for "additional information" on its allegation that the armed opposition used chemical weapons in an attack.