April 15, 2014
A Manama court has sentenced 11 Shiite protesters to five years in jail each for allegedly "attacking police."
Israeli soldiers have blocked main roads and erected military checkpoints in two villages near Hebron.
Unidentified Libyan gunmen on Tuesday abducted Jordan's ambassador to Tripoli, officials reported.
New claims say Ankara worked with the US and Britain to smuggle Gaddafi's guns to rebel groups.
Two policemen were injured in a bomb attack that struck central Cairo on Tuesday morning, state television reported.
Israeli intelligence minister Yuval Steinitz recently criticized U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for his comments on Iran's nuclear program.
Iraqi Water Resources Minister Muhanad al-Saadi said in a statement on Monday that militants have “completely closed the gates of the Fallujah dam since Sunday morning.”
France is set to host the meeting in the hopes of leading an international group who will bring the Syrian government to the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
Palestinian gunmen shot and killed one Israeli and injured two others in Hebron.
April 14, 2014
Interpol arrested Youssef Boutros Ghali on Monday as he arrived in Paris.
A student loyal to ousted president Mohamed Morsi was shot dead by Egyptian security forces as clashes took place in Cairo University, also leaving two journalists injured.
Gazans protested against Israel's strict measures for access to Islam's third most holiest site during the Jewish Passover holidays. Only Palestinian males, aged 50 and over will have access to al-Aqsa mosque until further notice.
Abdel Fattah al Sisi's lawyer handed in the required documents Monday for Sisi to run for president.
Navi Pillay, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, denounced widespread torture in Syria on Monday.
Syrian forces have entered the town of al-Sarkha in the strategic Qalamoun region, retaking the full control of the town from rebels operating inside Syria.
At least 38 individuals have been charged for involvement in gun battles in Lebanon's Tripoli.
The Israeli Supreme Court ruled that a Jewish family may move back into a contested house in Hebron.
Unidentified militants from Yemen killed a Saudi border guard and injured another.
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is accused of orchestrating a campaign of murder, torture and bombardment of civilians during Libya's eight-month civil war in 2011.
Syrian regime soldiers have reclaimed Maaloula in the Damascus province four months after Islamist rebels took over the Christian stronghold.
The chief of the international chemical weapons watchdog has said that the Syrian government must speed up its movement of raw materios for poison gas and nerve agents if it is to successfully destroy its stockpile on time.
The Israeli military's Chief of Staff Benny Gantz says Tel Aviv is getting ready for what he called future wars against Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.
A three-hour meeting between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held without the presence of US envoy Martin Indyk on Sunday ended without clear signs of progress.
Yemenis held massive protests in Sana'a Sunday calling for the downfall of the government.
The current rift between Qatar and the other Gulf states may bode well for Qatar in the long run.
As fighting raged across Aleppo and Damascus, Syria's President Bashar Assad said Sunday that he was planning to run for a third term in July's elections and that the conflict was coming to a "turning point".
Palestine's envoy in Washington told media outlets Sunday that U.S. congress members are calling for sanctions against the Palestinian Authority in response to the latter body's applications to join 15 international treaties.
Libya’s interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni abruptly quits his post a week after the parliament tasked him with forming a new cabinet.
April 13, 2014
The army and Internal Security Forces' security plan that has been implemented in the northern city of Tripoli and in the eastern Bekaa Valley will soon be brought to Beirut.
Syrian President Assad says his regime's battle with opposition fighters worked in his favour.
Saeb Erekat, Palestine's chief negotiator with the Israelis, said "the Israeli decision to withhold these funds [from Palestine] is piracy. ... It cannot be maintained".
A Tunisian military court has ordered the release of the country's former leadership who were jailed after the country's 2011 revolution.
Israeli forces have arrested 49 Palestinians throughout the week.
Two people and dozens others - including two policemen - were injured during clashes in Algeria's northern province of Ghardaia.
At least a dozen people were killed in Iraq Sunday from bomb attacks in Kirkuk and Sulaiman Bek.
At least four Yemeni soldiers were killed in three separate attacks throughout the country Sunday.
Israeli forces stormed the Al Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday morning, attacking worshipers with stun grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets, as Muslim worshipers braced for raids by right-wing Jewish groups as Passover approaches.
The UN reports that only one fifth of pledged aid to Syrian has been delivered.
France's Algerians population headed to the polls this weekend to vote in their home country's presidential election which is set to take place nationally April 17.
Kuwait has imposed a news blackout on reports related to a recording that suggests there is a plot to overthrow the ruling government.
Relatives of those who disappeared during the civil war want answers and hope that a new commission will help.
Egyptian troops have allegedly killed a prominent Sinai Peninsula militant this weekend.
Government forces battled rebel fighters in Aleppo in the fiercest fighting since 2012.
Amnesty International issued a statement this weekend denouncing a counter-terrorism law drafted by the Egyptian government, saying that it must be scrapped or fundamentally revised.
Israeli forces surrounded the central West Bank village of Nabi Saleh and declared it a "closed military zone" on Saturday, subsequently injuring two Palestinian civilians, a local group said.
The Syrian regime and opposition forces accused each other on Saturday of carrying out a chemical attack on the village of Kafr Zeita, located in the embattled country’s western-central province of Hama.
Switzerland will hand over $40 million to Tunisia. The money comes from a Swiss bank account belonging to former dictator Ben Ali.
April 12, 2014
At least one soldier is dead after gunmen fired on an army vehicle in Hadramawt Province.
The Opposition Coalition in Kuwait is suggesting major government reforms, such as instituting political parties.
Anti-government protestors forced the Zawiya oil terminal to close and blocked the entrance to the port, preventing oil workers from entering.
The Israeli government has demolished several humanitarian residential buildings that were partially funded by the EU.
Clashes between anti-government protestors and security forces have left one dead in Alexandria.
Iranian officials said there is no alternative to Hamid Aboutalebi, their pick for U.N. Ambassador.
At least two Muslim Brotherhood members have been killed by security forces in an exchange of gunfire on Friday.
The military in Lebanon continued to maintain a heavy presence in Tripoli, setting up checkpoints and barriers across the city on Friday.
Palestinian activists have condemned plans by Israeli officials to build a temple close to al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
A controversial new bill seeks to force yeshiva students to serve in the Israeli military, but the Ultra-Orthodox community is pushing back.
Labour party leader Ed Miliband avoided tough questions on current Israel-Palestine negotiations while at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Deputy PM Saleh al-Mutlaq escaped from an assassination attempt, alleges an Iraqi lawmaker accompanying him on a trip to Abu Graib.
April 11, 2014
Foreign paramedic dies in UAE and five others in hospital after being infected with deadly MERS virus
Five hospital workers have been placed in quarantine due to a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus outbreak in Al Ain, UAE.
Palestinians and foreigners alike took on Bethlehem's hilly roads and ran the marathon as part of the "Right to Movement" campaign on Friday.
The Lebanese military have captured a terrorist allegedly involved in carrying out deadly attacks across the country.
Journalists under fire: A reporter for a pro-Muslim Brotherhood website has been jailed for allegedly posting leaked videos of military officials.
Rival groups fighting each other in Syria have brought the death toll up in recent days, complicating the country's civil war further.
Archbishop Atallah Hanna and Palestinian Christian groups have accused Israel of discriminating against their right to worship freely in the holy city.
Famous for fighting alongside Al-Qaeda rebels in Syria, "The American Jihadist" Eric Harroun died of an accidental overdose in Arizona.
Arab regimes will never be a source of true reform in the MENA region. So-called "dialogues" and "agendas for change" are mere distractions to perpetuate the status quo.
Ankara continues to draw criticism after the Turkish government ignored a court ruling to lift a ban on YouTube.
April 10, 2014
Israeli Finance Minister Naftali Bennett believes Israel should annex 60 percent of the West Bank in light of failed Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
140 Palestinians made their way into a closed military zone on the border with Israel, sparking violence.
Ten Palestinian prisoners are at the forefront of Israeli discussions to deport them to Gaza, according to a senior official.
The Egyptian government is adopting measures to expand control over mosques.
At least two Saudi soldiers were killed by unidentified gunmen on the Yemeni border.
Five Israeli settlers were arrested for attacking army soldiers and vandalizing IDF vehicles, bringing the total number of arrests to eight this week.
Some 20 Syrian refugee families with ties to the regime have returned to their hometown of Flita, according to Syrian army sources.
Armed men opened fire on the Lebanese army, prompting an overnight battle in Tripoli, north of Lebanon.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is ready to extend peace talks past the April 29 deadline.
Israel has asked the United Nations to take action against Hezbollah after the party's secretary-general, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said that his group was behind a blast that targeted Israeli troops last month.
The U.S. and Turkey will follow up on new accusations that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons in recent months.
Kuwait expects "positive steps" to be implemented to end the Gulf rift between Qatar and other GCC countries.
Anti-Morsi actors in Egypt are accusing the Muslim Brotherhood of trying to "infiltrate" the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Bahrainis continue to hold anti-government protests across the country, despite a heavy government crackdown.
Violent attacks in mostly Shiite areas in Iraq left at least 34 people dead Wednesday.
Hezbollah is facing an economic crisis stemming from its involvement in the Syrian civil war, and budget cuts in Iran as a result of new president Hassan Rouhani's austerity policies, Lebanese sources say.
A UN report shows that in 2013, 99.3 percent of Egyptian women experienced some form of sexual harassment.
Hamas told reporters Wednesday that the Palestinian Authority should end security cooperation with Israel.
At least 25 people, including women and children, have been killed in two car bomb attacks in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
The Arab League stated that buying time is a 'strategic objective' for Israel.
April 9, 2014
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The men were sentenced for wearing women's clothing and organizing sex parties.
An Egyptian appeal court ruled Wednesday that the original judges hearing two cases on former president Mohammed Morsi are not allowed to be replaced in future hearings.
Much needed aid and humanitarian supplies were delivered to rebel-held areas of Aleppo by the Syrian Red Crescent and the UN on Wednesday for the first time in 10 months
In the wake of the Mideast peace talk's failure, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed all Israeli government ministries to cease civilian and economic cooperation with the Palestinian Authority.
Italy’s ambassador to Lebanon denied that the United States had 'vetoed' weapons bound for the Lebanese Army in remarks published Wednesday.
A series of car bombs hit Baghdad's Shiite neighborhoods on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people according to officials.
When the hugely popular Egyptian TV host used scholar Ben Judah's work in a local newspaper, things quickly got out of hand, revealing the extent of anti-Semitic feeling in the Arab world.
The Syrian regime has claimed that UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is biased towards the opposition, slamming her recent accusations that Damascus has committed human rights violations.
The Syrian regime forces have "stepped up their offensive" on the last rebel stronghold in the strategic Qalamoun area, Rankous.
Inter-tribal clashes in Egypt's Aswan has now left 26 dead as of Tuesday and an additional 56 injured.
Iranian negotiators told media outlets Tuesday following high-level talks in Vienna that a final nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers will be completed within the next six months.