May 25, 2014
An Egyptian militant group has dismissed claims that its top leader was killed days earlier in the volatile Sinai Peninsula, near the Israeli border.
Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for peace on a pilgrimage on Sunday to Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus, urging an intensified effort to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Libya's rogue general Khalifa Haftar released a statement this weekend saying that the people of Libya have given him a "mandate" to "crush jihadist militants in the country."
With President Michel Suleiman’s term in office coming to an end on Sunday, Lebanon is officially entering a “presidential vacuum,” with rival March 14 Alliance and March 8 Alliance lawmakers so far unable to choose the next head of state.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the shooting and killing of four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on Saturday, saying "This act of murder is the result of constant incitement against Jews and their state. Slander and lies against the State of Israel continue to be heard on European soil even as the crimes against humanity and acts of murder being perpetrated in our region are systematically ignored".
The Palestinians hope to use this weekend’s papal visit to highlight their suffering and rally worldwide support for their rights and demands, Palestinian officials say.
At least two people were killed on Saturday after missiles fired at a Libyan special forces army base missed their target and hit family homes in the city of Benghazi, residents and offcials reported.
Israeli media reported on Sunday morning that a Tel Aviv couple in their 50's, who were on vacation in Brussels, were among the victims.
Bashar al-Assad thanked Russia for help "against terrorism" during a meeting with the Russian deputy premier Dmitry Rogozin.
May 24, 2014
Pope Francis was greeted by King Abdullah and Queen Rania upon his arrival to Jordan for a three-day visit to the Middle East.
Angry protesters are preparing for the funeral of a 14-year-old teen, shot by Bahraini security forces near the capital Manama.
Three protesters were killed across Egypt and 58 injured in clashes between pro-Morsi demonstrators and police, the country's health ministry said.
A businessman convicted of embezzling $2.6 billion was hanged early on Saturday in Iran's biggest fraud case in the country's banking history.
Saad Hariri on Saturday said Lebanon's democratic system will be jeopardized if a president isn't elected soon during a farewell bid to outgoing President Michel Sleiman.
Nearly 30 people were killed in overnight militant attacks on government buildings in the city of Seiyun.