Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zaidan said Monday evening that his government decided to close the borders with Tunisia and Egypt.
Syrian parliamentarian Sharif Shehade survived Monday an assassination attempt by unknown parties who booby-trapped his car with an explosive device, local media said.
At least nine people were killed and some 30 wounded in a car blast on Monday near Turkey's southern border gate with Syria, private NTV news channel reported.
Syrian rebels battled President Bashar al-Assad's forces on the edge of central Damascus on Wednesday, seeking to break through to the heart of the capital.
Leaders of Muslim nations called for a negotiated end to Syria's civil war at a summit in Cairo on Wednesday, thrusting Egypt's new Islamist president to center stage amid turbulence at home.
The presidents of Egypt, Iran and Turkey, members of the Egypt-initiated quartet on the Syria crisis besides Saudi Arabia, held talks in Cairo Wednesday over the protracted conflict.
Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali announced his plan to form a new government of technocrats to lead the country until elections take place.
Iran will cancel visa requirements for Egyptian merchants and tourists, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi told Egypt's state news agency on Wednesday.
A booby-trapped car went off Wednesday in front of a military factory in Syria's central province of Hama, killing undisclosed number of people, the state- run SANA news agency reported.
The Obama administration expanded the US sanctions on Iran by tightening up economic measures against the Islamic republic and adding more names to its blacklist.
Twin car bombs went off on Wednesday near a military security branch in Syria's central Homs province, injuring 20 people, a pro-government online news website said, as clashes intensified at a rebellious area near the capital Damascus.
France will start to withdraw its troops from Mali in March, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday.