The military deadlock between the Syrian government and opposition proves that a political solution is the only "realistic" way to resolve the crisis, said Chinese Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhai Jun.
The next Israeli government is formed after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party signed coalition agreements with Yesh Atid and the Jewish Home on Friday.
Syrian foreign ministry stressed Thursday that the Syrian army is practicing the "highest levels of self- restraint" not to hit the rebels' positions on the Lebanese side of the borders with Syria.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Thursday that Paris and London will arm the Syrian opposition even if the European Union refuses to give its unanimous agreement.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached a deal on forming a new ruling coalition.
The foreign ministers of the US, Norway and Britain urged Sudan and South Sudan to start implementation of all aspects of bilateral agreements "immediately and unconditionally".
Libya's massive liquor poisoning has already killed 68 people, while hundreds of other victims were being treated for kidney failure, blindness or seizures.
Several mortar shells rained down the Syrian capital of Damascus on Wednesday, killing at least three people and leaving injuries as well as material losses.
Five deaths have been confirmed among the 29 suspected cases of influenza A (H1N1) virus infections in Libya, Health Minister Noor Eddin Dughman told a press conference Tuesday.
Iran's nuclear row, which has lasted for years between the West and Tehran, seems to enter a crucial phase, as Tehran continues to achieve rapid advance on its disputed atomic program in recent months.
EU reaffirmed on Monday that the only solution to the Syrian crisis is a political one, while Russia also voiced its hope for a political settlement despite obstacles.
The group of United Nations peacekeepers, who were taken hostage by Syrian rebels last week, reached Israel Monday after being released at the weekend, local media reported.