May 15, 2014
The U.S. Department of State announced on Wednesday that it has amended the foreign terrorist designation for Al Qaeda in Iraq.
An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced 79 supporters of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to prison terms of between five and 10 years over their involvement in the country's unrest, juidical sources reported.
May 14, 2014
Hamas and Fatah officials held a three-hour meeting in Gaza on Wednesday in what officials described as a "positive" atmosphere.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel urged Gulf Arab states to unite against common security threats, despite a splintering of unity over Qatar's support of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Human rights group Amnesty International has said that torture was "endemic" in Egypt within a 2014 report on worldwide torture.
Israeli police arrested a 14-year-old Palestinian boy during an overnight raid in Jerusalem, bringing to light, the Jewish state's barbaric detention of minors.
Japan's government has donated $4.3 million to Syrian refugees in Lebanon to help the "most vulnerable children and families" affected by the crisis.
Hundreds of people took to the streets of Ankara in protest, blaming government negligence for the country's worst industrial disaster in history.
An aide to Yemen's defence minister was killed along with four soldiers in an attack by gunmen, army officials say.
The U.S. called on its Gulf ally Saudi Arabia Wednesday to "confront common threats" with Washington in the region, particular in terms of Iran.
Protesters clashed with police in the village of Eker near the Island of Sitra in Bahrain.
Israeli bulldozers demolished three Palestinian structures in East Jerusalem early Wednesday.
An Egyptian worker was shot dead by gunmen in Benghazi on Tuesday, according to Al-Wasat news. A post-mortem of the victim's body is now being carried out.
Calm prevailed over the Palestinian camp of Ain al-Hilweh days after clashes between rival factions, which left eight people wounded.
Turkey has declared a three day mourning period after the coal mining accident that has left over 200 people dead.