December 26, 2014
Three militants including a member of Nusra Front were shot dead by Lebanon's army near the border with Syria overnight Thursday.
Two members of Egypt's security forces were killed by a roadside bomb in the Sinai Peninsula late Thursday, the army said.
Around 2,500 Palestinian refugees have been killed in the Syrian conflict while an equal number are believed to be missing.
A mosque in Sweden was set ablaze in the town of Eskilstuna by an unknown arsonist, injuring five people.
A Jordanian army general said an air force plane was not shot down by Daesh in northern Syria despite contrary reports.
Two men with alleged links to extremist groups were arrested by Lebanese forces in the border town of Arsal Thursday.
Israeli police arrested 24 high-ranking officials in a corruption probe. The scandal predominantly hit Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu party.
December 25, 2014
A prisoner exchange could be an option for the captured Jordanian pilot who is being held by Daesh militants in Syria.
Over 23 civilians were killed Thursday in Aleppo after government airstrikes hit residential areas, according to an opposition group.
Coptic Christians in Egypt increased security around churches for Christmas Thursday following threats from extremist groups.
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.