HRW has urged Egyptian authorities to 'immediately disclose' whether they are or were holding four Palestinian men from Gaza affiliated with Hamas whose whereabouts are unknown.
Israeli aircraft carried out several strikes on Syria last week, prompting the launch of ground-to-air missiles in response, one of which was intercepted.
Israel reportedly launched a drone attack on Yasser al-Sayyid while he was driving towards the Golan Heights on Sunday afternoon.
Doha-based journalist Mahmoud Hussein will remain in custody for over a fortnight after being arrested while on holiday in Egypt.
Lebanese daily As-Safir printed its last copy on Saturday as the country's print media struggles to adapt to the digital age. Could more newspapers follow suit in 2017?
Egyptian authorities have arrested an al-Jazeera news producer over accusations of publishing false news and belonging to the banned Muslim Brotherhood movement.
The near closure of Lebanese daily As-Safir due to a lack of funding is a symptom of a wider crisis affecting Lebanon's media landscape.
Iraq's punishing summer heat has stirred angry street protests over the nation's feeble power supply, lack of drinking water, and corruption.
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