US Secretary of State John Kerry will return to the Middle East next week to discuss Israeli- Palestinian peace talks.
The joint OPCW-UN mission in Syria said Saturday that the transportation of the most critical chemical material out of Syria before the deadline of December 31, 2013 is unlikely due to the volatility in overall security conditions in Syria.
Iran is developing a new generation of centrifuges, said head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).
Former Lebanese minister Mohammed Shattah was killed in an explosion that targeted his convoy in Beirut on Friday.
Egypt stepped up pressure on the Muslim Brotherhood a day after declaring it a terrorist group, using the new classification to detain dozens of its supporters on Thursday.
Russia said on Thursday that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes, not radiation poisoning.
Turk Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a major cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday after resignation of his three ministers who face allegations of bribery and tender rigging.
The Egyptian government officially declared on Wednesday the Muslim Brotherhood, from which ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi hails, a "terrorist group," the state TV reported.
At least 20 people were killed in bomb attacks in Christian areas of Baghdad on Wednesday.
An Israeli worker was shot dead Tuesday when fixing the damaged fence on the border with the Gaza Strip.
Iran's Majlis (parliament) voted for the generalities of a plan which calls for changing the political and administrative capital of the country.
The Egyptian police arrested former prime minister Hesham Qandil, who served under ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, to execute a previous court order that requires his imprisonment for one year.