- 1.Muslim Brotherhood designated as terrorist group
Saudi Arabia formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organizations on Friday, in addition to the Nusra Front, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, whose fighters are battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and Hezbollah.This is important because it is a strong blow to the organization to be labeled as a terrorist organization.
- 2.Israel seizes arms shipment
The Israeli navy seized a ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday that was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied rockets made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip, the military said.This is important because Israel and Palestine have been in a huge disagreement for a very long time. Also these weapons are coming from Iran who is said to have a nuclear program that the United States strongly is against.
- 3. Gaddafi's son extradited
Saadi Gaddafi fled after his father was killed in the 2011 revolution, accused of shooting protesters and other crimes during his father's rule, when he was head of Libya's special forces.This is important to Libya because he wasn't wanted for crimes he took part in when his father was in power.
- 4.Homs hit by deadly car bomb
At least 15 people are dead and 12 others have been wounded in a car bombing in the central Syrian city of Homs, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.This is important to Syria because it documents the on going violence that is going on there.
- 5.Kerry arrives in Jordan
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Jordan's King Abdullah on Friday for talks about a framework for a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians by the end of next month.This story is important because Kerry is aiming to win agreement by late April between Israel and the Palestinians on a framework for a peace deal.