1. In Europe, Obama looks to rally on Ukraine
    President Obama will depart Sunday for a six-day swing through Europe and the Middle East in what is shaping up to be one of the most consequential foreign trips of his presidency.
  2. Lebanese Army Deploys in Beirut Suburb to Stop Clashes, NNA Says
    The Lebanese Army deployed in an area of Beirut between a Shiite Hezbollah group stronghold and a Sunni-dominated area after clashes injured “numerous victims,” the country’s official National News Agency said.
  3. Main importers purchase over 1mln bpd of crude from Iran in 4 Months
    Iran’s top oil importers have bought more than 1 million bpd since November
  4. Why The U.S. And Iran Are Both Desperate To Seal Nuclear Deal
    The latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations closed with an unprecedented outbreak of cordiality.
  5. Prominent Egypt leftwing activist goes on trial
    Cairo (AFP) – A leftwing activist who played a prominent role in the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak stands trial on Sunday amid a crackdown on protests by Egypt’s new military-installed regime.
  6. Egypt to hold mass trial of Mursi supporters
    AMMONNEWS – More than 1,200 supporters of ousted President Mohammad Mursi are set to go on trial Saturday facing charges of committing violence during a police crackdown on two protests sites in Cairo last August.
  7. Syria-related fighting erupts in Beirut
    Beirut: One person was killed and 10 people were wounded in clashes in south Beirut on Sunday between supporters of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad and rival fighters, security sources said.
  8. Syria-related fighting erupts in Beirut
    Beirut: One person was killed and 10 people were wounded in clashes in south Beirut on Sunday between supporters of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad and rival fighters, security sources said.
  9. Qatar says no differences with Saudi over Syria
    Qatar dismissed reports of rivalry with neighbouring Saudi Arabia over efforts to end Syria’s war, saying the two countries – the main Arab backers of rebel forces – had “the highest level of coordination”.
  10. Syria Complains to UN over Saudi Support to Militants
    Syria has once again complained to the United Nations about Saudi Arabia’s role in supporting foreign-backed militants operating against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
  11. Syrian opposition group seizes Kesab
    Syrian armed opposition have seized the northwestern town of Kesab in Syria after a series of clashes with regime forces, officials said.