May 7, 2013
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered a freeze on publishing tenders for new West Bank settler homes to avoid hampering US efforts to renew peace talks.
Nine ministers have been replaced in the Egyptian government headed by Prime Minister Hesham Qandil.
Candidates have until Saturday to register for the elections that will be held next month
A mortar shell fired from Syria explodes in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, hitting an open field without causing any casualties or damage.
US Secretary of State John Kerry is holding talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to discuss the crisis in Syria.
Deal was reached after meeting between officials in Jerusalem, with a final announcement expected soon
U.N. war crimes investigators have reached no conclusions on whether any side in the Syrian war has used chemical weapons, the inquiry commission said on Monday.
May 6, 2013
Single shell that landed in the Golan Heights on Monday was probably an accidental over spill from the Syrian conflict, according to the Israeli military
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported at least 15 soldiers were killed in the Damascus attack, adding that dozens more remain unaccounted for
Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil's convoy was shot at in Cairo late on Sunday night
UN independent commission member says there's strong evidence that Syrian rebels have used the nerve agent during the conflict
Libya's parliament passed a law on Sunday banning officials from the Gaddafi era from holding political office.
Alleged attacks "open the door to all possibilities", Syria's information minister says, as Arab League urges UN action.
May 5, 2013
Israel's military deploy a rocket defense system to the north of the country following reported Israeli airstrikes in neighboring Syria, reports say.
Iran reassures its support to the Assad regime, saying it is ready to train Syria's army if there is a need but without any involvement in the operations.