Iran and Russia have discussed a draft agreement to build at least two nuclear power stations in the Islamic Republic, Iran's official news agency reported.
Egyptian military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a country which was a strong supporter of his July ousting of President Mohamed Morsi.
The UAE has summoned Iraq's ambassador over accusations by Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, that Saudi Arabia supported terrorism, state media reported.
A homemade bomb has exploded in front of the Israeli embassy in Cairo, security sources and the website of the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper has said.
A barrage of at least 50 rockets from the occupied Gaza Strip struck southern Israel, Israeli police have said, a day after Israeli forces killed three Palestinian fighters in the enclave.
Israel has passed a controversial electoral law that raises the threshold of votes political parties need in elections to gain representation in parliament, making it harder for small parties to enter the Knesset including groups representing minority Arabs.
An Egyptian former chief of staff has said he survived an assassination attempt by unknown assailants, a claim brushed off by the Ministry of Interior as "mere elections publicity".
Qatar has defended its foreign policy after Saudi Arabia and two other Gulf countries recalled their envoys from Doha accusing it of meddling in regional affairs.
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