Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE to return envoys to Doha, having accused Qatar of interfering in their internal affairs.
Students accused of rioting at al-Azhar university face military trial after mandate for such courts is expanded.
Scores of Palestinian protesters burnt tyres in Abu Dis overnight after a Palestinian bus driver was found hanged in his vehicle in northeast Jerusalem earlier on Sunday.
Blasts in and around the Iraqi capital, including near international airport, leave at least five dead and 20 wounded.
Martin Dempsey, on visit to Baghdad, claims progress but warns that US mission will last for several years.
Online video purports to show killing of at least a dozen Syrian military officers and American Peter Kassig.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has formally designated scores of groups, including al-Nusra Front, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and al-Islah as "terrorist groups".
Mads Gilbert, an outspoken Norwegian doctor and activist who treated patients at Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital during Israel’s assault on the Palestinian territory this summer, has been denied access to Gaza "indefinitely" by Israeli authorities.
General Martin Dempsey, the top US military officer, has arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit to meet US commanders preparing to expand American assistance to Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.
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