Two foreign tourists were kidnapped in Yemen's central province of Taiz on Monday, an interior ministry official told Xinhua.
At least 18 people were killed and 62 others wounded in six car bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday, an interior ministry source said.
Israeli President Shimon Peres said on Sunday that it is possible for Israelis and Palestinians to overcome differences and skepticism and move ahead to attain peace.
Two rockets hit a Hezbollah-controlled district in the southern part of Lebanon's capital on Sunday, residents said, wounding several people.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced Saturday that he intends to form a new government within two to three weeks, according to local media.
Russia said Damascus has agreed "in principle" to attend a conference proposed by Russia and the United States on ending Syria's civil conflict.
A Syrian military source said Thursday that the rebels have shelled the central prison in Syria's Aleppo, killing many prisoners and injuring others.
Obama on Wednesday discussed with visiting Russian Security Council Secretary the need for a negotiated settlement of Syria.
Palestine has asked the UN Security Council to press Israel to end its "provocations", including restricting access to holy sites in East Jerusalem.
The recent report of the UN nuclear watchdog about Iranian nuclear program is an indicative of the country's progress and achievements.
Iran further expanded its nuclear enrichment capability by installing hundred advanced centrifuges in a uranium enrichment plant.
The foreign ministers of "Friends of Syria" nations said Wednesday that they want a transitional government in Syria that does not include current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.