Former President criticised the Iranian establishment just days after he was disqualified from running in June's presidential elections
Opposition-aligned Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports 104 Hezbollah militants killed since the conflict began
Eight men in Saudi Arabia have been convicted of working for Al Qaeda and sending the organisation information on officials in the Saudi government.
Fighting overnight in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli have left at least two people dead, bringing the total number of people killed since Sunday, to 16
Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said on Thursday ahead of a meeting with Kerry that the ideological differences at the heart of the Israeli gov't over settlements on Palestinian territory are causing a delay to the peace process
Anti-Islam group English Defence League took to the streets in Woolwich to protest the brutal murder of a "soldier" in South London
Two men in South London on Wednesday butchered and beheaded a man in broad daylight, apparently shouting Islamist slogans after the murder. International officials are calling it a "terror attack".
The Friends of Syria's core ministerial members met in Amman last night, with representatives of the Syrian opposition, and urged Assad to partake wholly in the peace talks, warning of their increased support to the rebels if he fails to do so.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi called for unity in Egypt, in the face of growing disillusion with his regime, which came to power in 2011 and a growing petition for his removal from office.
Gunfire rang out through Tripoli on Wednesday, as the spillover of the Syrian crisis in the Lebanese city claimed the lives of 12 over the weekend.
An anonymous gunman entered a brothel in the eastern Baghdadi district of Zayouna on Wednesday, shooting 12 people.
Nouri Al Maliki, the Prime Minister of Iraq, has called for a major re-shuffle of the senior ranks of the army in an attempt to halt the wave of sectarian violence that has gripped the country in recent weeks.
May 22, 2013
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague reaffirmed the British position that Bashar al-Assad has no place in any political solution to the conflict
The seven members of the Egyptian security forces were released after negotiations with local tribesmen
Ahmadinejad's close aide Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie was barred from running in the Iranian presidential election on Tuesday but the President said he'll take up the matter with the Supreme Leader