Israel strikes media buildings in Gaza,

The Israeli military struck two buildings used by journalists in Gaza early Sunday during the fifth day of a campaign against militants in the Palestinian enclave. Hours later, artillery rounds landed in southern Israeli cities and the country’s missile defense system intercepted a powerful long-range rocket over Tel Aviv

Arab leaders to back Gaza against Israeli aggression

Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby has pledged to support Palestinians against “Israel’s aggression” and to end the blockade of Gaza during talks between Arab foreign ministers in Cairo. The leaders said they will consider a draft statement on Saturday that calls for the Arab League chief to lead a delegation to the Gaza

Arab League recognizes Syria’s new opposition bloc

The Arab League on Monday recognized a newly formed Syrian opposition bloc as “legitimate,” urging more opposition groups to join the coalition, but Lebanon dissociated itself from the AL action.

Newly united Syrian opposition seeks diplomatic recognition

The leader of Syria’s newly united opposition has headed to Arab League headquarters in Cairo to push for diplomatic recognition, buoyed by the hard-won unity deal among the disparate factions. Mouaz al-Khatib, 52,

Morsi tells Syria’s Assad: Step down before it’s too late

In his first speech to the League of Arab Nations, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday told Syrian leader Bashar Assad to learn from recent history and step down immediately “before it’s too late.” Addressing Arab foreign ministers in Cairo, the Islamist president urged them to make Syria their first priority.