Saudi Arabia has confirmed four new cases of the SARS-like coronavirus in its Eastern Province, state media has reported, citing the health ministry.
The first group of Kurdish fighters to withdraw from Turkey under a peace process has entered northern Iraq.
In his first interaction with the media since he was removed from power in February 2011, Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's former leader, has reportedly said President Mohamed Morsi faces a difficult job and it is too early to judge his performance.
Egypt's interior minister has said that authorities have arrested three al-Qaeda-linked men suspected of planning to carry out suicide attacks on government buildings and an unspecified foreign embassy.
About 2,000 Israelis have marched in central Tel Aviv to protest against an expected austerity budget, police have said.
Syrian rebels on Sunday freed four Filipino UN peacekeepers whom they had captured on the ceasefire line between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights last week.
Iranian election authorities say several high-profile politicians, including reformists and allies of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the outgoing president, have registered for presidential elections to be held on June 14.
A leader of one of the youth movements behind Egypt's 2011 uprising has been detained by security forces, officials have told reporters.
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