May 7, 2014
Syrian warplanes on Wednesday raided the outskirts of a Lebanese border town where rebels are believed to be hiding. No casualties were reported, security officials say.
Militants have blown up Yemen's main oil export pipeline, local officials reported Wednesday, adding that the attack has halted crude flows as elsewhere, gunmen caused a huge power outage by attacking electricity lines.
Hundreds of Syrian rebels have started to evacuate their bastions in the central city of Homs on Wednesday under the conditions of a ceasefire deal struck last week with the government, opposition activists and the governor of the besieged city reported.
Egypt's presidential hopeful Abdel Fattal Al Sisi said Tuesday that he will not receive an Israeli prime minister in Cairo if he becomes president without Tel Aviv giving concessions to Palestinians in peace talks.
Israel's President Shimon Peres told Jewish media Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blocked a secretly negotiated 2011 peace agreement with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
Lebanon has forcibly returned 41 Palestinian refugees fleeing Syria, human rights activists claim.
Former US ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson requested the Egyptian army to delay the removal of Mohamed Morsi from office "for a day or two", presidential contender Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said.
Top officials from the United States are due to commence "high-level talks" with Israeli officials in Tel Aviv today.
May 6, 2014
Lebanese parliamentarians will try to elect a president for a third time Wednesday.
Militants from the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front kidnapped four Syrians from a refugee camp in the Lebanese border town of Arsal Tuesday evening.
Israeli police allowed only Palestinians aged 50 and over into the Al Aqsa compound since Monday evening, an official said.
Lebanon's Central Security Council has called on the General Security to design a new framework to govern the entry of refugees from Syria into Lebanon Tuesday based on a set of "clear standards."
Lebanese politician Walid Jumblatt has criticized reports of alleged cooperation between Syrian rebels and Israel, calling it "a very dangerous issue."
Saudi Arabia "dismantled a terrorist organization" that was plotting to attack government facilities and foreign interests.
At least two Al Qaeda-linked militants were killed in Yemen's southern Shabwa province under Sanaa's shelling offensive.