March 9, 2014
A suicide car bomber in Iraq killed at least 12 people after driving his bomb-laden vehicle into a security checkpoint in southern Iraq, one day after a man driving a stolen police vehicle wounded 14 people in Anbar province.
"Chaos" and tension are reigning in Damascus' besieged Yarmouk refugee camp with the rebel groups and militants who have returned to the camp, a PLO official said.
The Syrian government regained control of al Zareh in the central province of Homs on Saturday.
Egyptian left-wing presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabbahi slammed the new electoral law, put into place on Saturday, saying that it "renders immune the decisions of the Presidential Elections Commission".
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki accused Saudi Arabia and Qatar of destabilizing Iraq vis-a-vis supporting militant groups during an interview broadcast Saturday.
Gunmen fired at a police patrol in southern Lebanon. The police were searching for wanted members of the Resistance Brigades.
A cargo vessel that was allegedly carrying Iranian weapons bound for the besieged Gaza Strip arrived in the Israeli port of Eilat on Saturday evening.
March 8, 2014
Adly Mansour, Egypt's interim president, issued a law on Saturday regulating the presidential elections.
Most schools in Egypt reopened Saturday after a delay due to political violence in the country.
The U.S. Department of State says recognizing Israel as a "Jewish state" is not a precondition for the peace talks between Israel and Palestine.
The Free Syrian Army has appointed a new chief, Brigadier General Abdel Ilah al Bashir.
A new report estimates that Israel has lost 30 million dollars due to the recent boycott of Israeli products.
Rouhani has accepted an official invitation to visit Saudi Arabia.
At least seven people were killed during a protest in Cairo as mass protests spread across Egypt on Friday.
March 7, 2014
Kerry visits the region again to consult with the king over Israel-Palestine talks