A Saudi minister held talks with an Iranian delegation about the possibility of Iranian pilgrims rejoining the annual hajj despite ruptured ties between the two countries
Bahrain's MPs voted on Tuesday to change the constitution to allow civilians to be tried in military courts amid a crackdown on dissent.
Tehran accused Saudi Arabia and Israel of coordinating actions to damage the Islamic Republic, in the latest tit-for-tat between the rival nations.
Analysis: Ankara wants its forces to be the ones to vanquish the Islamic State group from Raqqa, to stop Kurdish groups from laying claim to the city, writes Paul Iddon.
Eight Iranian women who disguised themselves as men to attend a football match despite an official ban were prevented from entering the stadium.
Police fired buckshot to disperse crowds that gathered to mourn three people killed while allegedly attempting to flee to Iran last week, witnesses in Manama said on Wednesday.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has again defended Ankara's calls for safe zones in Syria, designed to encourage refugees to return to their homes in the north of the country.
Protesters that gathered in Manama to mark the sixth anniversary of the revolution were met with tear gas and stun grenades on Tuesday.
Nubians have been sidelined by the state in Egypt and Sudan, they face a struggle to return to the lands of their people after decades of being ignored.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday renewed his calls for the establishment of a "safe zone" in northern Syria where refugees could be housed.