May 11, 2014
Syria’s Supreme Constitutional Court says the three approved candidates, including incumbent President Bashar al-Assad, will begin their campaigning for the upcoming presidential election on Sunday.
The UN and Lebanese authorities on Saturday discussed the possibility of setting up refugee camps to assist the one million Syrian refugees in the country.
May 10, 2014
A series of bombings and shootings have killed 16 people across Iraq on Saturday including security forces.
Special rapporteur to the UN, Richard Falk, has called on the international community to boycott Israeli settlement products "through non-violent resistance."
A senior member of the banned Muslim Brotherhood has been fined for libel while he stands trail for a number of other charges.
A British soldier posing next to a dead Taliban fighter in Afghanistan has stirred global controversy, prompting an investigation by the Ministry of Defence.
Syrian residents finally returned back to Homs after the last batch of militants evacuated the city on Friday. Homs is now under full control of the Assad regime.
Over a hundred Palestinian prisoners continued their hunger strike on Saturday in protest to being detained without trial or charge.
A Twitter account supportive of the hardliner group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), has posted photos of minors apparently being recruited to fight with the Al-Qaeda affiliated group in Aleppo.
Clashes erupted across Egypt on Friday between supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and security forces.
May 9, 2014
The grand mufti of Saudi Arabia has slammed Nigerian group Boko Haram, saying the terrorists "smear the image of Islam," after 250 school girls were kidnapped near the Cameroon border.
At least 20 civilians caught between rivalry rebel groups were killed on Friday by hardliner militants, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Sheikh Maher Hammoud, an ally of Hezbollah defended on Friday the head of Lebanon's Maronite Church Beshara Rai's visit to occupied Jerusalem with the Pope.
Eight people including two children were killed in the early hours of the morning in Fallujah as gun battles raged in the city, doctors say.
Lebanese Minister for the Displaced Alice Shabtini authorized Druze tenants to leave residences belonging to Christians as part of reconciliation efforts on Friday.