May 18, 2014
Militants kidnapped one of Iraq's election candidates while the country awaits the results of last month's poll.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers is “possible” if the parties to the talks with the Islamic Republic do away with “illusions.”
Hamas and Fatah have reached an agreement on cabinet ministers for their new unity government.
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni recently met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in London. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said she was only representing herself and not Israel.
Three people were injured at a rally for Abdel Fattah al Sisi in Cairo when a man on a motorcycle threw a homemade bomb in the direction of the rally.
The United States has provided the Lebanese army with hundreds of new rifles as a part of a military deal between Washington and Beirut.
Rockets from the neighboring war in Syria hit Lebanese towns Hermel and Arsal Saturday evening. No casualties were reported.
Clashes between armed groups in eastern Libya have left at least 79 people dead and 141 others wounded Saturday.
A group of 250 Egyptian truck drivers who were detained in Libya have been released.
Despite the signing of a recent national unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah, arrests on the basis of political affiliation continue unabated in the West Bank.
Election results in Iraq are due within the next few days, the country's electoral commission said.
May 17, 2014
Two separate bombings killed five people in Baghdad Saturday, officials said.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed an oil deal to receive over 240,000 barrels of oil while on a trip to Venezuela.
The Saudi Health Ministry reported three further deaths from the MERS virus bringing the total number of fatalities to 163 as concern amounts over preparations for Hajj in the coming months.
Yemeni officials vowed on Saturday to pursue members of Al-Qaeda as Sana'a announced capturing dozens of militants in recent days.