An Egyptian court has set Nov 4 as the start date for the trial of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges of incitement to murder for the killings of opponents.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday proposed the establishment of a team of about 100 people based in Cyprus "in order to achieve the timely elimination of the Syrian chemical weapons programme in the safest and most secure manner possible."
John Kerry said that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad could take credit for quickly starting the process of destroying chemical weapons arsenal.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have sought to win over Iranians in an interview with British Persian-language television, but a casual assertion that they were banned from wearing jeans won only gentle ridicule from some of his audience on Sunday.
At least 51 people were killed and about 270 injured in Egypt's clashes between security forces and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) on Sunday.
A team of international experts began the process of destroying Syria's chemical gas arsenal on Sunday, an official on the mission said.
A UN official says international inspectors have begun destroying Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons and the machinery used to create it.
Egyptian authorities said on Saturday anyone who protests against the army on Sunday when the country celebrates the anniversary of an attack on Israel forces during the 1973 war will be regarded as agents of foreign powers.
At least 78 people were killed and 166 others wounded in a wave of violent attacks across Iraq on Saturday, the police and local media said.
At least 78 people were killed and 166 others wounded in a wave of violent attacks across Iraq on Saturday, including a deadly suicide bombing targeting Shiite pilgrims in the capital city of Baghdad, the police and local media said.
US President Barack Obama has said Iran is still "a year or more" away from building a nuclear weapon, citing US intelligence assessments.
The average of Iraq's oil exports sharply declined in September to 2.07 million barrels per day (bpd) , the lowest level this year, the oil ministry said on Saturday.