US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday evening started his third meeting in 48 hours with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
One soldier of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) died in eastern Afghanistan on Friday.
At least 12 people were killed and 56 others wounded in separate bomb attacks against cafes in Iraq on Thursday, the police said.
Iran's President-elect Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that expansion of relations with China will be one of the priorities of his administration, Press TV reported.
Turkish police on Tuesday detained at least 20 people allegedly involved in violent protests, as the country's prime minister continued to lash out at protesters.
Talks between the United States and Russia to set up a Syrian peace conference produced no deal on Tuesday, with the powers on either side of the two-year civil war failing to agree when it should be held or who would be invited.
Israeli war jets on Monday morning launched a series of airstrikes on militants' targets in the Gaza Strip ruled by Islamic Hamas movement in response to rocket attacks. No injuries reported.
Sha'abaniya is a ritual marking the birth of Mohammed al-Mahdi, the 12th Shi'ite imam and a revered figure in Shi'ite Islam.
Seven members of the Afghan National Police (ANP) were killed Sunday when an ALP mobile was struck by a roadside bombing in the country's southern province of Uruzgan, said an official.
A suicide bomber blew himself up in northern Baghdad killing at least 12 people during evening prayers, in the deadliest of a series of attacks that claimed more than 30 lives across Iraq.
About 5,000 protesters clashed with about 2,000 policemen in downtown Istanbul on Saturday evening.
Eleven people were killed and 21 wounded in separate shootings and bombings in northern and central Iraq, police said on Saturday.