Israel launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, the first such attacks since an eight-day war in November, Hamas and Israel's military said.
As many as 561 Egyptian students of al-Azhar University have been infected with food poisoning, with no deaths reported, spokesman for the Ministry of Health Yahia Moussa told Xinhua on Tuesday.
An International Monetary Fund official said in Dubai he is optimistic about the upcoming talks this month with the Egyptian government on a pending 4.8-billion-US dollar loan.
The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has reached 396,931, the UN refugee agency said Monday in its latest report.
Hamas' Shura council, the highest decision-making body of the Islamic Palestinian militant group, decided Monday night in Cairo to grant a new term to its current leader Khaled Meshaal.
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf arrived in Islamabad late Monday for the first time after he ended his over four-year self-exile and returned home on March 24.
Iran celebrated on Monday the 34th anniversary of the establishment of the Islamic Republic
Multiple explosions rocked several parts of Syria, leaving injuries and material losses, as Egypt and Iran stressed the need for a political solution to the long-standing crisis.
Islamic Hamas movement accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's office and his Fatah party of blocking national reconciliation due to their reservation over Qatar's mini-summit proposal.
Cairo International Airport will shut off part of some unnecessary runways for four hours daily in summer to save energy.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday appealed to BRICS countries to help his unrest-stricken country restore security and stability.
John Kerry met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, a day after they put on a show of unity as they tried to end recent bickering over anti-American comments.