One of Hezbollah's top leaders has been killed in Lebanon but Israel denies claims by the group that it was behind the assassination.
Ahead of peace talks, Syria's information minister says President Bashar al-Assad will remain in charge and lead the country during any transition.
The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has accused Israel of killing one of its leaders outside his house near Beirut.
The people packed into Jordanian refugee camps are facing another harsh winter, although aid workers are busy preparing for the cold and wet.
French experts examining the cause of Yasser Arafat's death have ruled out poisoning, in findings that differ from those of Swiss scientists.
US-brokered peace talks, which resumed at the end of July after a three-year gap, have hit a deadlock over Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank.
Islamist cleric Abu Qatada, who was deported by Britain will go on trial in Jodran on December 10.
The UN says it has uncovered evidence implicating Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and members of his government in war crimes.
Lebanon's caretaker prime minister Najib Mikati says the army has been authorised to take control of the northern city of Tripoli for six months.
Syria's dead as a result of 33 months of war includes 44,381 civilians, among them 6627 children, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
A mortar shell fired from Syria has landed on the edge of Majdal Shams, the largest town in the Golan Heights.
Gun battles and rocket fire in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli have killed at least nine people and wounded dozens more.
Despite moves from military rule towards democracy for Egypt, the country's draft Construction preserves the army's wide-ranging powers.
A two-day wave of aerial bombardments targeting a north Syrian town has killed 50 people.
Ahmed Maher, founder of one of the main groups that spearheaded the revolt against Hosni Mubarak, has been released from detention.
Protests have taken place in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip against an Israeli draft law aimed at evicting thousands of long-term Bedouin residents from the...
Syrian activists have raised the death toll from a government helicopter attack on a rebel-held town to 26.
A US ship will destroy what is known as "priority chemical weapons", the most dangerous of Syria's total arsenal, chemical watchdog says.
Syrian refugee children are paying a cruel price as civil war rips their country apart, the United Nations warns in a report with heart-rending testimony from...
The deaths of 51 people in Iraq come amid a surge in violence that has left more than 600 people dead this month.
Authorities have discovered the bodies of 18 men dumped in farmland near Baghdad hours after they were kidnapped, in worsening violence in Iraq.
Human rights campaigners in Egypt have condemned the sentencing of a group of women and girls to 11 years in prison for protesting about the coup against...
Egyptian security forces have arrested prominent activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah on charges of organising an illegal demonstration, his family say.
Seven people have died and 30 have been injured after a quake struck Iran, 60km from Bushehr, where the country has its Russian-built reactor.
Host countries are struggling to support the more than three million Syrian refugees that have been registered across the Middle East.
A UN report has spotlighted the trauma of Syrian refugee children, who comprise about half of the more than 2.2 million Syrians to flee their homeland.
Fighting is raging near the Syrian capital Damascus, while a missile hit a northern city, killing six people.
A US man has been held in a United Arab Emirates maximum-security prison for months after posting a parody video on YouTube, his lawyer says.
US officials have suggested destroying Syrian chemical weapons in international waters aboard a US government-owned ship.
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