May 12, 2014
Bahrain’s main opposition bloc Al-Wefaq says some 170 protesters, including 29 children, were arrested by regime forces in April.
Israel and Turkey may finalize the 2010 Gaza Flotilla compensation deal this week and normalize relations between Tel Aviv and Ankara upon Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's return to Israel.
Parts of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights remained closed for a second day Monday after Tel Aviv's defense forces announced Sunday that it would transform the territory into a "military zone" due to the spillover from Syria's war.
Israel on Sunday offered assistance to Nigeria in locating 276 high-school girls still held after being abducted four weeks ago by the Boko Haram terrorist network.
The Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS has wrested control of key parts of the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor from other rebel groups, activists said Sunday, worsening infighting that has handicapped the insurgency against President Bashar Assad.
A suicide bomber killed at least eight people in an attack on a police station Yemen, with some reports saying as many as thirteen died in the blast.
The cleric's comments come just two weeks before Pope Francis' visit to Israel and the region.
May 11, 2014
Settlers in Israel filed a complaint with police against Israeli author Amos Oz for his comments.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that any reduction in missiles would be foolish when the West continues to threaten Iran.
An Egyptian court sentenced 36 students from the famous Al-Azhar university to four years in prison over their roles in violent protests in support of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, judicial sources reported Sunday.
Presidential hopeful candidate Hamdeen Sabahi has vowed to protect Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi if he is elected president in this year's elections.
Israeli troops shot and injured a Palestinian man in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, locals and an army spokeswoman said.
20 Iraqi soldiers were killed after being kidnapped in northern Iraq.
Three militants thought to be members of AQAP were killed while trying to attack a security checkpoint near the presidential palace on Sunday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed Western allegations that the Islamic Republic is pursuing a secret nuclear program.