April 17, 2015 - 12:52 GMT
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accused neighboring Turkey of torpedoing a UN plan for a ceasefire with rebels in the second city of Aleppo. He told the Swedish newspaper Expressen that Ankara had used its influence with rebel factions to persuade them to reject the proposals put forward by UN envoy Staffan de Mistura for a ceasefire in the former commercial hub.
April 16, 2015 - 14:20 GMT
Abdul Hadi Arwani, a Syrian-born imam and staunch critic of Assad, was murdered in London last week.
April 16, 2015 - 12:30 GMT
One policeman was killed an another injured when their armored vehicle was hit by an explosive device in northern Sinai.
April 16, 2015 - 11:34 GMT
On Israel's annual Holocaust Memorial Day, sirens and a moment of silence filled the streets as Tel Aviv remembers 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust.
April 16, 2015 - 11:10 GMT
Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has allegedly requested safe passage out of the country for him and his family.
April 16, 2015 - 08:26 GMT
As ground fighting intensifies and Saudi-led airstrikes rain down on areas across Yemen, the UN warns withering food supplies are leaving some 10 million civilians in need.
April 16, 2015 - 07:17 GMT
The UN special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, resigned from his position amid political chaos and instability.
April 16, 2015 - 07:12 GMT
In escalating tension between the rival nations, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a fresh call for Saudi to 'halt immediately' its air campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen.
April 16, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
The US said Wednesday it was considering a $57 million sale of missiles to Egypt, the second biggest arms deal this week.
April 15, 2015 - 17:50 GMT
Egypt is set to take part in a major strategic maneuver with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, a presidential statement said Tuesday.