A train crashed with a school bus in southern Egypt on Saturday morning, leaving more than 40 children killed. Shortly after the tragedy, Egyptian transportation minister resigned.
The excavation has started in the tomb of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in preparation for the exhumation of his remains, Palestinian sources said Saturday.
Israeli F16 warplanes continued pounding Gaza for a fourth day in a row, killing four Palestinians on Saturday morning, after a night of airstrikes that were focused mainly on government facilities.
A train clashed with a school bus in Asyut governorate in southern Egypt, leaving 40 children killed, official Ahram-online website reported on Saturday.
The Untied Nations Children's Fund on Friday voiced its deep concern about the deteriorating situation in Gaza and Israel and its impact on children, calling for efforts to protect children in the conflict area.
Iran's intelligence ministry said Friday that it has recently busted a network of terrorism and sabotage with links to spy agencies of Israel and Western countries, Press TV reported.
Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil arrived in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip Friday morning for a solidarity visit to the territory, which Israel has been bombing for a third day.
At least two rockets were fired at Tel Aviv, Israel's economic and cultural hub, from the Gaza Strip Thursday evening as fighting escalated between Israel and Palestinian militants on the second day of Israel's large-scale military operation against Islamist group Hamas.
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili has expressed hope that six world powers, dubbed the P5+1, will resume nuclear talks with the Islamic republic soon, Press TV reported on Thursday.
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday spoke by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi about the escalating violence in Gaza between Israel and the Palestinians, the White House said.
Palestine on Wednesday called upon the UN Security Council to take action to put an immediate end to Israel's latest military strikes on the Gaza Strip in retaliation to rocket firing by Palestinian militants.
Rescuers are seen around debris of a helicopter near Mashhad in northeastern Iran on Nov 14, 2012.