Egypt reopened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Wednesday for the first time since its closure in late October after a bombing in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said.
A Bahraini court has sentenced 12 people to up to 15 years in prison after they took part in a jailbreak earlier this year.
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hosted Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem in his first meeting with a top envoy from Damascus since Syria plunged into civil war more than three years ago.
Iconic Lebanese singer and actress Sabah died Wednesday aged 87, after a seven-decade career and a colourful love life that kept her in the headlines until the end.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani faced thinly veiled pressure Tuesday over a missed nuclear deal deadline and an unexpected seven-month extension of talks, with hardliners denouncing the diplomatic deadlock.
At least seventeen people were killed and three were still under the rubble when a residential building in Egypt's capital collapsed overnight, emergency services said on Tuesday.
An Emirati court Tuesday sentenced a local man to three years in jail after he posted social media reports on the imprisonment of his father, convicted along with dozens of other Islamists.
Special forces in Yemen rescued eight hostages including "a foreigner" on Tuesday just hours after Al-Qaeda seized them at an air base in the violence-wracked country, military officials said.