Delegates of the Yemeni national dialogue agreed late on Monday on a roadmap to resolve the southern issue and form a federal state.
The standoff over failure of the Afghan government to sign a bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the United States by the year-end appeared to mover little.
The Afghan Interior Ministry on Tuesday said seven militants were killed and eight others wounded during military operations in different Afghan provinces since early Monday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that it is "unacceptable" that United States' intelligence agency is spying on Israeli officials
Hundreds of Egyptians protested in central Cairo on Monday against a court ruling that sent three leading secular pro-democracy campaigners to jail, witnesses said.
Iran wants to improve bilateral relations with the United States and other Western powers, President Hassan Rouhani said.
Iran and six world powers will continue their expert-level nuclear talks after the Christmas holidays.
Jordan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Judeh said Sunday the Arab kingdom will take part in the Geneva II conference scheduled to be held late January.
The death toll of the blast which went off earlier on Sunday near an elementary school in Syria's central province of Homs rose to 20
At least 25 people, including eight military officers, were killed and 26 wounded in separate violent attacks in Iraq on Saturday, police said.
At least 15 Iraqi military officers were killed in an ambush on Saturday in western Iraq's Sunni Muslim-dominated province of Anbar.
At least ten people were killed and more than 21 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack targeting Shiite pilgrims in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Thursday, police said.