May 5, 2013
Gulf countries always fail the freedom of the press test, as seen with the 2013 World Press Freedom Index issued by Reporters Without Borders. Although these countries are wealthy and boast the trappings of modern states, they continue to rank at the bottom.
Israel's military deploy a rocket defense system to the north of the country following reported Israeli airstrikes in neighboring Syria, reports say.
Iran reassures its support to the Assad regime, saying it is ready to train Syria's army if there is a need but without any involvement in the operations.
Lebanon will lodge a complaint to the United Nations Security Council over Israel's repeated violations of its airspace days after Israeli warplanes reportedly targeted Hezbollah-bound shipments in Syria on two occasions.
A coalition led by Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki wins the most seats in seven of 12 provinces, in the first elections since US troops withdrew in 2011.
Syrian state TV says Israeli rockets have hit an army research center near Damascus, as huge explosions shake the outskirts of the capital.
May 3, 2013
The stabbing of an Israeli man on Tuesday by a Palestinian in the West Bank, near the city of Nablus, has sparked Israel settlers in the local area to plan building a "revenge colony" as payback.
May 2, 2013
At least five people have died in Saudi Arabia from a virus similar to the one that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the country’s health ministry says.
Egypt's cabinet reshuffle will see six ministers replaced, Al-Ahram Arabic news website has reported, citing a government source.
At least 15 people were killed in a series of bomb blasts across Iraq on Wednesday, police and medics said,
Last Friday’s summit between Jordan's King Abdullah and US President Barack Obama at the White House again highlights Jordan’s determination and relentless efforts to find a political solution to the conflict in Syria.
May 1, 2013
A car bomb in a Shia suburb of Baghdad killed four people and wounded 12 others on Wednesday morning.
U.S. President Barack Obama is gearing up to send lethal weapons to the Syrian opposition, according to senior administration officials speaking to The Washington Post on Wednesday.
April 30, 2013
A car bomb that exploded in the heart of the Syrian capital near the Interior Ministry has left at least five people dead, according to local TV reports.
Egypt has decided to withdraw from talks on the Treaty of Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons because "the international community is not taking the issue of Arab security seriously", according to a government spokesperson.