It must be to do with the PSN being down due to maintainance.
"The service will be down from 4pm Thursday until 2am Friday GMT, with users unable to access the PlayStation Store, PSN Account Management and PSN Account Registration during this time.
For U.S. users, PSN will be offline from 8.00am - 10.00pm PST."
Is this service available in the Middle East? Specifically in Syria؟