Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas meets Pope Benedict XVI
Egypt divided after first round referendum vote
Kuwait emir opens new parliamentary session
South Korea reacts to North Korean missile launch
US Defence Secretary makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan
Unrest in Egypt in run-up to constitution referendum
US Defence Secretary makes Kuwait visit
Fighting intensifies in Syria
Obama returns to White House following US election victory
Islamist rebels seize military base in Syria
Hamas leader makes first visit to Gaza
More opposition protests held in Kuwait