Italy and Germany have announced the temporary closure of their embassies in Yemen due to recent violence in the country where al-Qaeda is active, following similar moves by France, Britain and the United States.
An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, though charges against the two, including aiding a terrorist group, have yet to be dismissed.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday tried to downplay current tensions between himself and USPresident Barack Obama over a speech the Israeli PM is set to deliver in front of the US congress on March 3 on Iran.
As Iran is heading into celebrations marking the 36th anniversary of the Islamic revolution with popular rallies, it has still been trying to reach a fine deal with the world powers on its nuclear program.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday that it is quite possible to reach a deal over Iran's nuclear issue and there is no need to further extend the nuclear talks between his country and the so-called P5+1 group.