Since the beginning of the year, some 60 new Israeli companies have moved into the occupied West Bank, according to local media reports. But Palestinians say that, as more factories open, the increased pollution destroys their farmland.
While there is 'anecdotal and circumstantial' evidence that individual members of the Gulen movement were involved in a failed coup attempt in Turkey last year, hard proof was difficult to find, according to a UK parliamentary report.
A fifth round of UN-sponsored talks aimed at ending Syria's conflict is under way in Geneva. But Syria's chief negotiator, Bashar Jaafari, has warned that a surge in rebel violence threatens the diplomatic process.
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the president of Mauritania, is calling for a referendum over proposed constitutional amendments. If voted in, the controversial changes will abolish the Senate and change the country's flag.
Syrian opposition fighters are advancing in Hama province, as part of their biggest offensive in months. Monitors say the rebels have seized ammunition depots and 11 villages The Syrian government has brought in reinforcements for a counterattack.