U.N. experts will travel to Syria imminently to investigate claims of chemical weapons use during that country's civil war after the United Nations and the Syrian government agreed on details of the trip, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
An Israeli official says a new round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians has begun.
Egyptian interim Vice President Mohamed Elbaradei resigned from his post following heavy political violence in Egypt. Elbaradei announced his resignation in a letter to the Interim President Adly Mansour.
Egypt's interim president has declared a monthlong state of emergency to combat worsening violence after riot police moved to clear two sprawling encampments of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
Anti-government activists in Bahrain are calling for protests Wednesday to push for greater democracy, despite a new ban on large demonstrations in the country.
At least 41 people killed as security forces launch operation to remove supporters of former president from streets.
Israel began an operation to free 26 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday hours before the two sides were to hold new direct peace talks amid a growing row over settlements.
Egyptian police fired tear gas to break up clashes between supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and residents of a central Cairo neighbourhood, security sources said.
Israel approves additional 942 settler homes in east Jerusalem. "The Jerusalem municipality has approved a construction plan for 942 homes in Gilo," an existing illegal settlement in East Jerusalem, municipal councillor Yosef Pepe Alalu said.
The Israeli military shot down a rocket launched toward a Red Sea resort town near the border with Egypt, the army said.
The Israeli government has published the names of twenty-six Palestinian prisoners to be released on Tuesday as part of a U.S.-brokered deal that led to a relaunch of Mideast peace negotiations.
Three blasts including a suicide bomb in a cafe killed 32 people in central and western Iraq on Monday evening, officials said.
Egyptian security forces are preparing to besiege supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi who are gathered in Cairo protest camps.
Israel has invited bids to build nearly 1,200 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem.
Gunmen killed five Yemeni soldiers in their sleep early on Sunday in an attack on forces guarding the country's only liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal insouthern Yemen, a local official said.