A suicide bomber has detonated an explosive belt inside a minibus south of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, killing one and injuring two other people, medical and government officials have said.
Three large explosions have been heard in Yemen's capital Sanaa, close to the defence ministry, the central bank and the former president's home, a report by Reuters news agency has said.
Attacks in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, including four car bombs that ripped through several different neighbourhoods, have killed at least 12 people, security and medical officials have said.
Syrian government forces have attacked a number of Aleppo's districts with barrel bombs for a third day, with scores of people killed over the 72-hour period, according to monitor groups and sources.
More than a decade after they died, Israel is returning about 30 bodies of Palestinian assailants, including that of Ayat al-Akhras, who blew herself up outside a busy Jerusalem supermarket in 2002 and killed two Israelis.
An Al Jazeera cameraman who has been in detention in Egypt has been acquitted along with 61 other defendants, the channel's lawyer has said.
Syrian opposition activists say military helicopters have dropped barrels packed with explosives in the government's latest air raids on rebel-held areas of the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 23 people including a family trapped in a burning car.
Jabhat al-Nusra in Lebanon, a group named after al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, has said it carried out a suicide car bombing in a stronghold of the Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah that has killed at least four people.
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|William A. Cook|