April 27, 2014
Student clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli killed the school's headmaster as he tried to break up the fighting between the students. The headmaster's death represents the first of its kind in Lebanon.
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah offered his resignation this weekend to "pave the way" for the unity government between Fatah and Hamas proposed last week.
The Syrian army has regained control of a city in the Aleppo region, pushing back militants, according to military sources.
April 26, 2014
Mahmoud Abbas won the appraisal of Hamas during a speech in the West Bank days after a unity deal was announced between the longtime rivals.
An Egyptian man has been diagnosed with MERS virus upon his return from Saudi Arabia, the country's state TV reported on Saturday.
Fighting between rebels and Syrian forces has left 88 people dead in two days.
Three men were sentenced to death by hanging for their part in killing a senior Iranian prosecutor.
Five NATO troops have died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar. A Taliban spokesman said it was shot down by insurgents, but the claim has not yet been verified.
Human Rights Watch has called on the Israeli army to stop shooting innocent Palestinians in Gaza, referring to the four civilians shot dead in recent weeks.
Iran's UN envoy has said Israel is the only obstacle to a nuclear-free Middle East, accusing the Jewish state of failing to comply with international treaties for weapons of mass destruction.
A military judge on Saturday charged 79 suspects with direct involvement in Tripoli clashes. In recent weeks, Lebanese authorities have cracked down on individuals thought to be involved in the violence.
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Malki has accused Saudi Arabia of meddling in Baghdad's affairs and further antagonizing the Syrian conflict by arming rebels.
The recent reconciliation deal between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority has received the stamp of approval from neighboring Jordan.
Accusations of Assad using further chemical weapons are "fabricated", according to Russia's Foreign Ministry on Friday.
A Bengali domestic worker was mildly injured after rockets fired from Syria landed in the outskirts of Bekaa Valley on Friday.