February 20, 2014
Lebanese authorities have identified one of the suicide bombers behind this week’s twin bombings in the Bir Hasan neighborhood of the Lebanese capital Beirut.
Saudi Arabia will hold next week a “Day of Solidarity” for the thousands of Syrian children affected by the war in their country, the kingdom’s state-run agency said on Thursday.
Two policemen and two wanted suspects were killed in clashes in Saudi Arabia's Shiite eastern town of Awamiya on Thursday.
A proposal to legally differentiate Christian and Muslim Arabs in Israel passed its second and third readings in the Knesset Labor, Health, and Welfare Committee on Wednesday, the daily news website the Jerusalem Post reported.
UNRWA, the United Nation's agency for Palestinian refugees, has resumed its distribution of aid and food to the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, a spokesman said Thursday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is in Iraq on Thursday discussing "regional issues" with Baghdad.
Israeli naval boats on Thursday opened fire at Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Rafah in southern Gaza, witnesses said.
11 suspected militants have been killed in the Sinai peninsula this week as the Egyptian army continues with its extensive campaign against Islamist insurgency in the restive region.
Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, Syria's Speaker of Parliament, recently accused the U.S. of backing terrorist efforts in Syria.
A pro-Syrian official who worked with the Arab Democratic Party was killed by unidentified gunmen in Lebanon's restive northern city of Tripoli on Thursday.
An international human rights group urges the U.S. to investigate a drone strike in Yemen that killed members of a wedding procession.
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf described the nuclear talks with Iran as “constructive and useful” following a series of negotiations in Vienna this week.
Libyans went to polling stations on Thursday to elect a constitutional committee in the latest development in the country's tumultuous political transition following the ouster of long-term ruler Muammar Gaddafi.
The U.N. Security Council will likely vote on a resolution to boost humanitarian aid in Syria on Friday.
Israel's chief military prosecutor in the West Bank has said that as they are a source of mounting criticism, Israel may stop arresting Palestinians in night raids. He said that wanted Palestinians would be given summonses instead.