May 18, 2014
Rockets from the neighboring war in Syria hit Lebanese towns Hermel and Arsal Saturday evening. No casualties were reported.
Clashes between armed groups in eastern Libya have left at least 79 people dead and 141 others wounded Saturday.
A group of 250 Egyptian truck drivers who were detained in Libya have been released.
Despite the signing of a recent national unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah, arrests on the basis of political affiliation continue unabated in the West Bank.
Election results in Iraq are due within the next few days, the country's electoral commission said.
May 17, 2014
Two separate bombings killed five people in Baghdad Saturday, officials said.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed an oil deal to receive over 240,000 barrels of oil while on a trip to Venezuela.
The Saudi Health Ministry reported three further deaths from the MERS virus bringing the total number of fatalities to 163 as concern amounts over preparations for Hajj in the coming months.
Yemeni officials vowed on Saturday to pursue members of Al-Qaeda as Sana'a announced capturing dozens of militants in recent days.
The death toll in Soma rose to 298 while rescue efforts continue as mounting criticizm grows against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Amnesty International condemned Israel on Thursday for killing two Palestinians during a peaceful Nakba Day protest.
Hezbollah criticized Lebanon's Maronite leader Patriarch Beshara Rai over his intention to visit occupied Jerusalem, saying it would have "negative consequences".
Lebanon is preparing a plan to address the high numbers of Syrian refugees in the country, Friday.
May 16, 2014
Thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank attended the funeral of a teenager and young man shot dead by Israeli forces during a peaceful Nakba rally the previous day.
Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Venezuela to hold talks with President Nicolas Maduro.