March 16, 2014
Iran's Foreign Minister told reporters Sunday that Tehran does not expect to reach a permanent deal with world powers over its nuclear program during the upcoming round of nuclear talks.
The Egyptian government promised increased security as well as military courts to handle those who have attacked security forces in recent months.
Unknown armed militants attacked anti-Qaeda fighters north of Iraq's capital Sunday, killing the group's leader.
Lebanon has increased its security at the border of Syria after rebels began fleeing to Lebanon from Yabroud.
Environmental Minister Gilad Erdan said Sunday that Secretary of State John Kerry was pressuring the wrong side in the peace negotiations.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria claimed responsibility for this past weekend's rocket attack on Lebanon, saying that the attack came in response to Hezbollah's support of the Syrian regime in the town of Yabroud.
A string of car bombs has left 19 dead across Iraq and dozens injured.
Gaza received its first delivery of fuel for its only power plant Sunday after depleted energy resources forced the plant to stop operations last week.
Syrian army forces on Sunday seized full control Yabroud, a rebel stronghold in the strategic Qalamun region near Syria's border with Lebanon, state media reported.
Lebanon's government released a policy statement Friday that gives citizens the right to resist Israeli occupations or attacks.
Thousands of people marched in support of the Syrian people in Western cities on Saturday.
Libya rebels said Saturday that they are ready to negotiate with Tripoli over ending six-month blockade if Tripoli agrees to end its discussion over plans for a military offensive.
The Lebanese army stopped a suspicious car Saturday in the northern town of Shadra and found a large amount of weaponry.
After three days of fighting, at least 10 people have been killed in clashes between Tripoli's rival districts of Jabal Mohsen and Bab Al Tebbaneh.
U.N. refugee chief Antonio Guterres encouraged western nations to open their borders to Syrian refugees in a press conference on Saturday.