Saudi Arabia has listed the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation along with two al-Qaeda-linked groups fighting in Syria.
A passenger plane flying from Lebanon to Iraq turned back after the Iraqi transport minister's son missed the flight and phoned Baghdad to stop the aircraft from landing, Middle East Airlines (MEA) has said.
Bahrain's interior ministry has said two children were injured after they were instructed to plant a bomb in the same village where a bomb killed two local policemen and a police officer from the United Arab Emirates earlier this week.
The Egyptian government has approved laws for a presidential election, paving the way for an official announcement on the election date and its terms.
The trial of three Al Jazeera English journalists in Egypt has been adjourned until March 24 and the defendants remain in jail on charges of spreading false news and belonging to a "terrorist group".
Israel says it has intercepted a ship in the Red Sea carrying Syrian-made "advanced weaponry" being shipped from Iran to Palestinian fighters in Gaza.
An Egyptian government inquiry has said police used excessive force in a deadly crackdown on supporters of the country's ousted president last year - but it also concluded that protesters started and escalated the violence.
Nine bombings mainly targeting Shia-majority areas of Baghdad have killed at least 12 people, officials said, as Iraq suffers its worst violence in years.
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|William A. Cook|