At least 20 Syrian government troops on Saturday were killed after two car bombs exploded in the southern city of Daraa, state TV and activists say.
As many as 11,000 people fled Syria into Turkey on Friday to escape fierce fighting between government forces and rebels.
Holocaust memorial plaques in east German city were vandalized on Friday in an anti-Semitic incident that occurred in the 74th anniversary of Kristallnacht pogroms.
More than 10,000 ultraconservative Muslims demonstrated Friday in downtown Cairo to demand that Egypt's new constitution be based on the rulings of Islamic law, or Shariah.
A new group of female Egyptian politicians say they are determined to bring more women into leadership roles, as well as implement a deeper Islamic vision for women in the country.
CIA Director David Patraeus asked President Obama to resign from his position due to an extramarital affair.
Haaretz’s senior analyst Yossi Verter writes about the astonishment that seized Netanyahu in the past week, after listening to the mistaken advice of political whiz Arthur Finkelstein.
Now, that Obama was elected for second term in office, Haaretz’s Avi Issacharoff says the Palestinian Authority is hoping that he will bring about a change as for the stalled negotiations with Israel.
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