Gunmen killed Libya's Deputy Industry Minister Hassan al-Drowi late on Saturday as he was visiting shops in the coastal city of Sirte, official sources said.
Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi gave his clearest signal yet on Saturday of his interest in becoming president, a move that could turn the clock back to the days when the presidency was controlled by men from the military.
Abu Jamal still remembers when Lebanese militiamen allied to Israel woke him and his family early one September morning more than three decades ago and dragged them out into the street.
The Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have reacted to the death of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon on Saturday, with moderates showing their apathy toward it and hardliners hailing his departure.
Israel will hold a state funeral for former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Monday, who died on Saturday at the age of 85, his family said.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died on Saturday at the age of 85, the director of the Rehabilitation Hospital at the Sheba Medical center confirmed at a press conference in the hospital. Merkel sends condolences on Sharon's death
US Vice-President Joe Biden said on Saturday he will lead the US delegation to the memorial service for the late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
US President Barack Obama said on Saturday he joined Israelis in honoring the late Ariel Sharon's commitment to Israel and he affirmed traditional U.S. support for Israel's security.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who died at the age of 85, is one of the most influential, controversial and historic figures in the Israeli society.
A maverick in war and politics, Israel's Ariel Sharon reshaped the Middle East in a career marked by adventurism and disgrace, dramatic reversals and stunning rebounds.
At least 15 people, including eight al-Qaida militants, were killed and eight others wounded in clashes and attacks in Iraq's western province of Anbar and near Baghdad on Thursday evening.
At least 45 rebel fighters were killed on Thursday in Syria's central province of Homs, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reportedly said.