March 13, 2014
Adly Mansour, Egypt's interim President, said Wednesday that presidential elections will end before the end of July.
Mahmoud Abbas demanded Israel end its military escalation after a series of bombings this week.
Syria has decided to close its embassies in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait due to mounting pressure being put on its envoys in the Gulf states.
Washington is expected to decide within the upcoming days whether to resume aid to Cairo after its decision to suspend funding last year after former Islamist president's Mohammed Morsi's oust.
Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam may quit politics if the last-minute talks that are seeking to end the government's deadlock over a policy statement fail, political sources said Wednesday.
Israeli air forces launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip late Wednesday, with no immediate reports of injuries. The Israeli air strikes came after Islamic Jihad said that it launched 130 rockets into southern Israel in response to Israel's killing of three of its members on Tuesday.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said that Britain will stand with Israel and will fight all efforts that seek to boycott Israeli goods.
March 12, 2014
Two Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leaders, Akram El-Shaer and Mohamed El-Qabouty, have been arrested by INTERPOL in neighboring Gulf states, according to a statement issued by the Egypt's prosecutor-general on Wednesday.
Israel has announced plans to build more illegal settlements over the next four years in the occupied Golan Heights, despite warnings by the international community.
Algerian security forces on Wednesday prevented opposition leaders from marching to demand a boycott of next month’s election, in which long-reigning President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seeking a fourth term in office.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has called on the international community to fight terrorism in Syria, warning that it could soon affect European countries.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that Israel would respond "forcefully" against a volley of rocket fire launched against Israel, promising to maintain its security.
Dozens of rockets launched from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel on Wednesday, a day after an Israeli airstrike killed three Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.
Thousands of people have gathered in Istanbul for the funeral of a Turkish teenager who died nine months after slipping into a coma. The injuries were sustained after he was hit by a police tear-gas canister during anti-government protests last year.
EU sanctions against the eldest sister of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were upheld by a European court on Wednesday, with officials saying her strong family ties made her inclusion on the sanctions list legitimate.