Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the former Saudi ambassador to the United States, has been named the country's new intelligence chief, the royal palace announced on Thursday.
Egypt's administrative court said on Thursday it had no jurisdiction to rule on two cases to determine the fate of the dissolved parliament, leaving its future stuck in a legal labyrinth.
Bashar Assad attended the swearing-in of his new defense minister Thursday, according to footage shown on Syrian state TV, the first sign of the president since an audacious rebel attack the day before struck at the heart of his regime and killed three senior officials.
Egypt's former spy chief Omar Suleiman, deposed president Hosni Mubarak's top lieutenant and keeper of secrets, died Thursday, the country's official news agency reported. He was 76.
Volatile situation in Syria prompts military to exercise additional vigilance
Former National Security advisor Uzi Arad discusses consequences of ongoing battle with Iran, says ‘cost’ of battle can still be minimized
Islam Issa convicted of terror, murder, six counts of attempted murder for vehicular rampage on Nakba day in 2011
Anti-regime activists say government forces are shelling a number of neighborhoods in and around the capital Damascus a day after a bomb killed three members of President Bashar Assad's inner circle.