December 25, 2014
UN chief Ban Ki-moon called on Daesh militants to release a Jordanian pilot, captured when his warplane was reportedly shot down in Syria.
Bodies of the two Jerusalem synagogue attackers were returned to their families by Israeli authorities Thursday.
Israeli forces shot a five-year-old Palestinian child in the face with a rubber-coated bullet as the boy exited a school bus Wednesday.
Daesh militants allegedly attacked the city of Hit in Iraq's Anbar province with chlorine gas strikes, according to an Iraqi security source.
December 24, 2014
The US military said Daesh did not shoot down a Jordanian warplane in Syria despite claims from the militant group the jet was targeted with a heat-seeking missile.
A Fatah official was shot and killed by masked gunmen in the Yarmouk refugee camp, south of Damascus, local activists said.
France will send a top Middle East official to Lebanon early next year in an attempt to end the country's presidential deadlock.
Up to 30 people were injured by an explosion in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta Wednesday. No group so far claimed responsibility for the attack.
Saudi brokered talks to end an 18-month standoff between Doha and Cairo will continue into January following Al Jazeera's decision to close its Egypt channel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the IDF would "respond forcefully" after a soldier was critically wounded by Hamas fighters.
Jordanian officials confirmed the capture of a Royal Air Force pilot by Daesh militants Wednesday after his warplane was shot down in northeastern Syria.
A senior PKK leader said Kurds could "start a war" and hostilities could resume with Turkey if talks with Ankara failed.
Jerusalem's municipality confirmed approval to build 380 illegal settlement units in East Jerusalem after investing $12.7 million in the development.
Shia militants abducted 20 anti-Houthi protesters in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Wednesday, eyewitnesses said.
Three fishermen were fired upon by the Syrian navy off the coast of northern Lebanon Wednesday. Sources say the fishermen were detained while their boat was seized.