The Muslim Brotherhood has denied reports that they sent a delegate to the Geneva II conference on Syria.
The foreign ministers of Egypt and Canada met on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos to discuss regional issues in the Middle East of mutual interest, especially the crisis in Syria and Geneva II, as well as how to develop Egyptian-Canadian bilateral relations.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated $100 million dollars to the United Nations International Centre for Counter-Terrorism. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his thanks at a meeting with the Saudi foreign minister, just before the Geneva II Convention began.
The Washington Post has published a report detailing recent Syrian regime army gains in Damascus and northern Syria against the armed rebellion. These victories have raised questions about whether the opposition can be convinced to participate in Geneva II peace talks.