January 2, 2014
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is in "critical condition" in hospital as his vital organs are failing and his health deteriorating, an official from the Tel Aviv hospital in which Sharon is saying said on Thursday.
Israel will not announce any of its plans to expand settlements while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in the region for a diplomatic visit, officials said Thursday.
The third trial of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has been set for Jan. 28 in Cairo.
Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab claimed responsibility Thursday for executing the twin bombing in the country's capital Mogadishu that has killed at least 11.
Half of Iraq's city of Fallujah is now controlled by Al-Qaeda linked militants, according to reports Thursday, and the country's annual 2013 death toll represents the the highest rate in the past 5 years.
Tehran has called on Lebanon to participate in an ongoing investigation on a Saudi man who is suspect of leading the terrorist group that claimed responsibility for the Iranian embassy bombings in November 2013.
Earthquakes shook Iran Thursday, killing at least one and injuring 30.
Turkish authorities seized a truck en route to Syria that was carrying weapons Thursday and three people were arrested in the incident.
Morocco authorities told reporters that they have dismantled a "terrorist cell" responsible for sending fighters to Syria.
Violent clashes between Islamists and police authorities in Egypt's Alexandria late Wednesday left two people dead.
A Syrian airstrike that targeted Lebanon's border town of Arsal earlier this week left one refugee killed.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Wednesday reversed a decision to withdraw troops from tense cities in Anbar province, hours after militants attacked police stations and freed prisoners.
January 1, 2014
The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic, Jamal al-Jamal, was killed in his apartment on Wednesday by an explosion caused by explosives detonated when the diplomat opened a safe, police said.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has condemned as "reckless" and "counterproductive" a WikiLeaks Party delegation which met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.
Lebanese troops arrested the leader of the al-Qaeda-linked group responsible for a double suicide bombing at the Iranian embassy in Lebanon in November, the defense minister told Agence France-Presse on Wednesday.