The move could be a signal that the Morsi government is prepared to use force in a bid to return the captive soldiers
Two al-Qaeda suspects were killed in the bombing in central Yemen, which comes days after a similar strike was carried out in the south of the country, killing four
20 killed in attacks across the Iraqi capital, with 11 killed in the Southern city of Basra
Just one day after Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu said that he would "take all necessary measures to protect Israel's security from the Syrian conflict", Syrian gunfire hit the Israeli occupied Golan Heights over night.
After clashes between Salafist hardline Islamist group Ansar Al Sharia and Tunisian security forces across the country on Sunday, there has been one reported fatality, three injured protestors and 11 policemen wounded.
At least 10 policemen were shot dead by gunmen in Rawah, Anbar province
Around 20 Hezbollah fighters are reported to have been killed as opposition forces fought to defend the strategic town of Qusayr, near the Lebanese border and linking Damascus with the coast
Key foreign ministers from the Arab League will meet on Thursday for an emergency discussion over Syria, just days ahead of the internationally backed peace conference that seeks to find a political solution to the crisis.
On Sunday, Egyptian police closed down their Awja border with Israel in protest of the abduction of policemen by suspected Israeli militants on Thursday.
Violence erupted on Sunday between Sunni and Alawite members of the Tripoli community, with two fatalities being reported as sectarian tensions rise, influenced by neighbouring Syria.
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A video appeared online on Sunday which apparently shows the seven members of Egypt's security forces kidnapped last Thursday in the Sinai peninsula
Clashes between police and protestors erupted in Tunis on Sunday, after the government banned a planned rally
Two Iranian men accused of passing security information to the CIA and Mossad were hanged at dawn on Sunday after the Tehran Revolutionary Court and the Supreme Court gave the go-ahead.
Heavy shelling in the strategically vital town of Qusayr on Sunday morning - reports
Bashar al-Assad vowed to “face the storm” in an interview with Argentinian newspaper Clarin