Lebanese officials say Majid al-Majid, the purported commander of a Sunni militant group with al Qaida links, died while in government custody. Al Majid's group claimed responsibility for the November attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, which killed at least 23.
On Friday, Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters clashed with Egyptian security forces in several cities and provinces. The protests were the most violent since a 3-month state of emergency and curfew expired in November.
French President Francois Hollande arrived for a visit to Saudi Arabia Sunday, with an entourage of high profile defense and energy executives. The two countries share similar foreign policy goals, and could strike a deal over nuclear energy.