A total of 48 people were killed and 119 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq on Wednesday, mostly in the capital city of Baghdad, officials and police said.
Up to 25 people were killed and 37 wounded in three bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Wednesday morning, security sources said.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has been holding secret talks with Taliban officials in the hope of persuading them to make peace with his government, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed Afghan and Western officials.
Iran unveiled two indigenously- developed multipurpose satellites, Iran Daily reported on Tuesday.
Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said Sunday that Jordan is informed on all progress in Palestinian-Israeli peace talks and there is no final US proposal yet, the state-run Petra news agency reported.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said in Munich on Sunday that Iran was ready for a long term deal on its nuclear program, and trust between Iran and western countries must be rebuilt.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and a senior Islamic Hamas movement leader met Saturday on Palestinian reconciliation.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Iran's capital of Tehran for an official visit and talks on bilateral ties and regional issues, local media reported on Wednesday.
The joint sessions between delegations of Syrian government and the opposition have not "achieved any breakthrough" up to now, said the United Nations-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi Tuesday.
An Egyptian criminal court decided to delay the trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 130 others over the 2011 jailbreak to Feb 22.
Iran pursues nothing in its nuclear program beyond its rights as stipulated in the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.
An assistant to the Egyptian interior minister was shot dead by unknown gunmen, state-run Ahram website and state TV reported.