Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called for a national dialogue conference to be followed by a referendum on a national charter and parliamentary elections.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will address the nation on Sunday on the latest developments in Syria and the region, the state-run SANA news agency reported Saturday.
Sudan and South Sudan on Saturday agreed in Addis Ababa of Ethiopia to implement the items of security agreements and to set up civil institutions for Abyei area.
Five people were killed and 10 wounded in separate bombings and shootings in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala on Saturday, a provincial police source told Xinhua.
US personnel and equipment began arriving at southern Turkey's Incirlik Air Base on Friday to support NATO's Patriot battery deployment, US Embassy in Ankara said.
At least 11 people were killed and 40 wounded when a car bomb exploded at a crowded petrol station in the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday, opposition activists said.
A car bomb tore through a gas station in the Syrian capital Damascus' district of Barzeh late Thursday night, killing at least six people and injuring 27 others.
Violence intensified on Wednesday across war-torn Syria with reports of shelling in several areas and military showdown at a military airport in the north.
About 60,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in the country in early 2011, according to a study released by the UN Human Rights Office on Wednesday.
A wave of bombings and shootings killed 22 people and wounded at least 69 others on Monday across Iraq, as the country grappled with anti-government protests and political row.
Iran's Navy on Monday "successfully" test-fired state-of-the-art torpedoes by hitting and destroying targets during the fourth day of its naval drill.
Iranian Navy forces have successfully test-fired the latest version of the home-made surface-to-air Ra'd (Thunder) missile during the forth day of a naval drill.