Israeli aircraft target Hamas outposts in Gaza while rockets from Gaza are fired into southern Israel marking an escalation in violence following a series of deadly attacks along Israel's porous border with Egypt
An international body says it will mount an operation, probably by sea, to evacuate thousands of foreigners trapped in Tripoli by rebel advances that have put Gaddafi's capital under siege.
The UN-backed Lebanon tribunal says it is investigating three bomb attacks it believes are connected to the bombing which killed Lebanese politician Rafik al-Hariri in 2005
Syrian security forces shoot dead two people and launch a campaign of arrests just hours after the US and Europe demand that President Bashar Assad leave office
More pressure is mounted on challenged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as the US, Britain, France and Germany call for his resignation
An Israeli bus is attacked in Eilat, injuring 10 people while deaths remain unconfirmed, as a second incident of a bomb attack in Beersheba has been denied
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives in Mogadishu to witness the devastation of a severe drought that has left some 12 million people in the Horn of Africa facing starvation
A suicide bomber struck a mosque in a Pakistani tribal region during Friday prayers killing at least 40 people and wounding 85 others in the deadliest attack in the country in recent weeks.
France's secular ideals are challenged once again, as a result of worshipers carrying out their prayers in the streets