May 29, 2014
Security forces in Lebanon denied allegations that two Syrians worked with a regional intelligence agency to assassinate Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai.
Up to 4,500 Syrians fled to Turkey in the past three days due to a high number of air strikes carried out by Assad's regime.
Saudi authorities recorded 13 deaths from the MERS virus, bringing the total people killed to 186 since 2012.
Nuri Al-Maliki said he will fight the Al Qaeda linked group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the country's Anbar province where a civil war ensues.
Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil sought help from his Turkish counterpart to free two kidnapped Orthodox bishops in Syria along with a Lebanese cameraman.
Former Libyan General Khalifa Haftar has resumed airstrikes on the city of Benghazi.
Abdel Fattah al Sisi's campaign has declared victory in Egypt's presidential elections.
Numerous bombings this week have killed over 60 people in Iraq.
Air raids in Aleppo killed over 40 people on Wednesday.
A Palestinian fisherman was shot by Egyptian boats in the sea near Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
In a recent documentary, the Syrian opposition claims it has already received training from the CIA. The opposition members said they were taken to Qatar by a group of Americans who taught them basic military training and outfitted them with military gear.
The Obama administration is planning to issue a statement that would back the Lebanese government after the presidential vacuum and call for the swift election of a new head of state, diplomatic sources said.
Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is Egypt's new president after securing a landslide victory of over 96 percent of the popular vote, with over 23 million voters casting their ballots for him, according to an unofficial vote count as of early Thursday.
May 28, 2014
Sources from the European Commission said they are concerned about reports where Syrian refugees were allegedly denied vital healthcare treatment in Lebanon.
At least four Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces Wednesday when right-wing Jews entered the Al Aqsa compound to commemorate the taking of East Jerusalem in 1967.