An agreement for Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions in exchange for the easing of sanctions has sparked a diplomatic row, with the the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, calling the deal a "historic mistake".
Rebels led by al Qaeda-linked fighters have seized Syria's largest oilfield, cutting off President Bashar al-Assad's access to almost all local crude reserves, activists said.
One of the suicide bombers responsible for Tuesday's deadly attack on the Iranian embassy in Lebanon is a follower of a firebrand Sunni preacher, a judge said, after the man was identified through DNA tests on his father.
Bombings and shootings have killed at least 23 people across Iraq, police and medical sources said, capping several days of bloody assaults in the country as the attacks go unstopped.
Thousands of Shia in Bahrain took to the streets south of the capital Manama to protest against what they called repression of the opposition, witnesses said.
Destruction of Syria's chemical weapons at sea is safe and feasible, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has said, as a December deadline to complete the task fast approaches.
A Yemeni MP who is a representative of the country's Shia Muslim Houthis in a dialogue for national reconciliation has been murdered and the convoy of a UN envoy trying to push forward the dialogue shot at.
Page 9 of 30