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Egypt

Pope set to visit Egypt in 'call for peace'

The visit comes three weeks after two separate bombings killed dozens of Egyptian Copts on Palm Sunday.

Israel

Critics blast US shipment of fighter jets to Israel

Israel is the first country outside the US to get access to the F-35 warplane, the most expensive ever developed.

Jordan

Will Jordan abolish a law that protects rapists?

Women's activists say they are closer than ever to abolishing Article 308, which pardons rapists who marry their victim.

Iran

Inside Tehran's monument to US 'arrogance'

The US embassy in Iran has been reopened as a museum chronicling the bitter history of bilateral relations.

Occupied West Bank

How Israel denies rights to Palestinian prisoners

The arrest of Birzeit University student Kifah Quzmar has highlighted the plight of thousands of Palestinians.