Jordan, on track to house 1 million Syrian refugees by the end of 2014, desperately needs foreign aid, but is tired of the demands that come with it.
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is likely to win the presidential election by a landslide, but a large turnout is critical to his legitimacy. Egypt took extreme steps to encourage voting.
Abdel Fattah al-SIsi is expected to win the presidency by a landslide. His candidacy has polarized Egypt, with supporters hailing him as a savior and critics calling him a killer.
Lebanese parliamentarians failed to elect a successor to outgoing president Michel Suleiman. The power vacuum could end a reprieve from car bombings and rocket attacks.
Ali Mohammadian's kindness toward a bullied student enraptured Iran, earning him a national stamp and possibly a mention in the education curriculum.
The social network 'Nipagesh,' founded by an Israeli entrepreneur with a 10-year-old daughter, allows only schools to set up accounts, guaranteeing that everyone signed up is actually a kid.
Lebanon has begun deporting or refusing entry to Palestinian-Syrians seeking refuge in Lebanon. But the door seems to remain open to Syrian nationals.
It is against the law for Lebanese to visit Israel, but Cardinal Beshara Rai – the first patriarch of the Lebanese Maronite church to do so – says he has a duty to meet followers.
US and Russia's relations are at their lowest point in decades as the US and Iran hold productive nuclear negotiations. A nuclear deal could unlock cooperation on fixing Syria.
Israel wants Pope Francis to promote peace on his visit. But with Christians increasingly backing opposite sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, they may be calcifying the divide.
Young Iranians who filmed a version of the viral hit 'Happy' were arrested, then released. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini once said, 'There is no fun in Islam.'
Syrians in the early stages of their careers or finishing up university education have lost critical professional years. Personal dreams are also on hold.
Hamdeen Sabbahi is running against Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, hailed as Egypt's savior since leading a military takeover last summer. Sabbahi's supporters say his ideals won them over.
Libyans are waiting to see how the government responds to Khalifa Haftar's recent attacks – but even decisive action is probably not enough to stem rising chaos.
A retired general led attacks on Islamist militias in Benghazi, then moved onto Tripoli, where the parliament came under attack Sunday. It has since asked Islamist militia to restore order.
Every year hundreds if not thousands of Jewish pilgrims travel to Djerba island in Tunisia, where an ancient Synagogue is believed to contain a stone from the destroyed First Temple in Jerusalem. This year, controversy has come with them.
The foreign group ISIS swept into Syria's Deir ez Zor Province to violently wrest control from Al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra and force Syrian rebels to join its ranks.
At war since 1967, Israelis and Syrians rarely interact. But with wounded Syrians seeking treatment in Israel, a rare opportunity for chatter has emerged.
After the government sold the Soma coal mine, production ramped up and costs were cut, paving the way to this week's devastating accident, miners say.
Iran earned international applause for its reproductive policies, but Tehran's concern about a shrinking population has spurred efforts to reverse them. Iranians say 'Not so fast.'