February 16, 2014
Libya's parliament has reached consensus on holding early elections following popular pressure after it had extended its mandate that ended on Feb. 7, deputies said Sunday.
Iraq’s powerful Shiite figure Muqtada al-Sadr issued a statement on Saturday saying that he has quit politics and no longer has any political coalition representing him or his family.
Ten gunmen from Syria opened fire on troops patrolling an isolated border area in the north, the Associated Press reported a Jordanian army spokesman as saying.
Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's lawyer withdrew from his defence team on Sunday, prompting the trial to be postponed to later this month. The lawyer walked out of the proceedings in protest of the soundproof glass box Morsi is made to sit in at court.
A tourist bus exploded in Egypt's city of Taba Sunday, leaving at least three dead.
The Lebanese army discovered and dismantled a car bomb in the Bekaa Valley Sunday, shortly ahead of Hezbollah leader's Hassan Nasrallah's planned speech.
The Palestinian Hamas movement published a statement Saturday denouncing the idea of having international troops stationed in a future Palestinian state as part of the proposed peace deal with Israel.
Islamist militants disguised as security officials killed three Tunisian policemen and a civilian in an attack near the border with Algeria, the state news agency reported Sunday.
An Al Qaeda fringe group has claimed responsibility for the death of 15 Iraqi military troops who were killed in their barracks this week near Mosul.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated Lebanon on the formation of the new Lebanese cabinet, and called on Premier Tammam Salam to bring stability to the restive Levant country.
Egyptian authorities destroyed at least 10 tunnels and seven homes Saturday as part of its "new campaign to create a buffer zone" along its shared border with Gaza.
A spokesman for the UN's Palestine refugee agency said Saturday that UNRWA has been unable to distribute aid in Yarmouk for the past week, leading to a potentially "life-threatening" situation for those trapped in the besieged camp.
Syria's government has added the Geneva talk's opposition delegates to a "terrorist list" and seized their assets.
Leftist politician Hamdeen Sabbahi invited army chief Abdel Fattah El Sisi to take part in a debate ahead of Sisi's proposed presidential run.
Morsi's trial for espionage, along with other 35 co-defendants, is set to commence Sunday.