March 17, 2014
Egypt's former leftist presidential candidate Khaled Ali told the media this week that he will not run in the upcoming presidential elections, citing them as a "farce" and "stacked in favor of military chief Abdel Fattah Al Sisi."
Gazans will have to stay without power till at least Monday as the only power plant in the besieged enclave is still out of fuel.
Suicide car bombs in Lebanon's Baalbeck area left at least two Hezbollah members dead Sunday night and at least six wounded.
March 16, 2014
Iran's Foreign Minister told reporters Sunday that Tehran does not expect to reach a permanent deal with world powers over its nuclear program during the upcoming round of nuclear talks.
The Egyptian government promised increased security as well as military courts to handle those who have attacked security forces in recent months.
Unknown armed militants attacked anti-Qaeda fighters north of Iraq's capital Sunday, killing the group's leader.
Lebanon has increased its security at the border of Syria after rebels began fleeing to Lebanon from Yabroud.
Environmental Minister Gilad Erdan said Sunday that Secretary of State John Kerry was pressuring the wrong side in the peace negotiations.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria claimed responsibility for this past weekend's rocket attack on Lebanon, saying that the attack came in response to Hezbollah's support of the Syrian regime in the town of Yabroud.
A string of car bombs has left 19 dead across Iraq and dozens injured.
Gaza received its first delivery of fuel for its only power plant Sunday after depleted energy resources forced the plant to stop operations last week.
Syrian army forces on Sunday seized full control Yabroud, a rebel stronghold in the strategic Qalamun region near Syria's border with Lebanon, state media reported.
Lebanon's government released a policy statement Friday that gives citizens the right to resist Israeli occupations or attacks.
Thousands of people marched in support of the Syrian people in Western cities on Saturday.
Libya rebels said Saturday that they are ready to negotiate with Tripoli over ending six-month blockade if Tripoli agrees to end its discussion over plans for a military offensive.