A 22-nation Arab summit tackling the region's crises, despite splits over Iran and Turkey, was cut back to a single day Monday due to the absence of the heavyweight leaders of Egypt and Saudi Arabia.Full Story
Air strikes and barrel bomb attacks killed 16 civilians in rebel-held parts of Aleppo province on Monday, with rebel rocket fire onto government areas killing three more, a monitor said.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 10 civilians had been killed in multiple air strikes on the town of rebel-held Atareb in Aleppo province.Full Story
Egypt's interior ministry said a gunman shot dead a police officer in north Sinai in an attack claimed on Monday by the Islamic State group.Full Story
Saudi Arabia on Monday executed a convicted murderer, the interior ministry said, raising to 106 the number of death sentences carried out in the kingdom this year.Full Story
A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle near a crowded checkpoint north of Baghdad on Monday, killing 12 people, security and medical officials said.
The blast at the entrance to the town of Khales also wounded 37, according to Diyala province police spokesman Colonel Ghalib al-Attiyah and health department spokesman Faris al-Azzawi.Full Story
Rebel rocket fire into Old Damascus on Sunday killed at least eight people and wounded more than 20, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.Full Story
Volunteers have recovered the bodies of 41 presumed migrants that washed up on a Libyan beach, an official from the coastal city of Sabratha said on Sunday.Full Story
Forces loyal to Libya's unity government said Sunday they had seized a building used by the Islamic State group to manufacture explosives in its coastal stronghold.Full Story
Tunisian dissident Mohsen Marzouk opened a congress of his new party on Saturday, rejecting religion in politics and vowing to be a force for change.Full Story