May 12, 2014
The Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS has wrested control of key parts of the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor from other rebel groups, activists said Sunday, worsening infighting that has handicapped the insurgency against President Bashar Assad.
A suicide bomber killed at least eight people in an attack on a police station Yemen, with some reports saying as many as thirteen died in the blast.
The cleric's comments come just two weeks before Pope Francis' visit to Israel and the region.
May 11, 2014
Settlers in Israel filed a complaint with police against Israeli author Amos Oz for his comments.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that any reduction in missiles would be foolish when the West continues to threaten Iran.
An Egyptian court sentenced 36 students from the famous Al-Azhar university to four years in prison over their roles in violent protests in support of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, judicial sources reported Sunday.
Presidential hopeful candidate Hamdeen Sabahi has vowed to protect Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi if he is elected president in this year's elections.
Israeli troops shot and injured a Palestinian man in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, locals and an army spokeswoman said.
20 Iraqi soldiers were killed after being kidnapped in northern Iraq.
Three militants thought to be members of AQAP were killed while trying to attack a security checkpoint near the presidential palace on Sunday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed Western allegations that the Islamic Republic is pursuing a secret nuclear program.
Security forces in Yemen prepare for reprisal attacks as violence continues in Yemen.
Dozens of people have been killed and several others wounded in the latest wave of bombings and shooting attacks across Iraq.
A Fatah spokesman on Saturday said that the PLO-Hamas reconciliation deal was making the necessary progress to be implemented within five weeks of the April 23 agreement as planned.
Over 100,000 civilians were forced to leave their homes in eastern Syria this weekend due to clashes between rival jihadist groups.