December 24, 2014
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.
A suicide bomber targeting Daesh militants killed at least 33 people and wounded 55 others in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad Wednesday.
Israeli airstrikes and tank fire killed a Gazan Hamas militant in response to sniper fire, according to a military statement.
A warplane belonging to coalition forces has allegedly been shot down in Syria, with the Jordanian pilot being held captive.
Algeria's army killed three militants including a key leader of a group linked to Daesh, which claimed responsibility for killing a French national in September.
Daesh militants made further gains in Iraq and Syria after returning to a strategic oil refinery and retaking a hill near a Syrian military base.
Israeli soldiers clashed with a peaceful Palestinian Christmas march in Bethlehem, mildly injuring several people.
At least two million Iraqis have been internally displaced because of Daesh violence across 2,049 districts in the country throughout 2014.
Police found plethora of illicit substances at a home in Fanar, a suburb of Beirut.
Daesh crucified at least ten people in Syria, amid continuation of crimes against humanity in the areas under their control.
December 23, 2014
Bassem Youssef and his company Q-Soft were fined millions of dollars by The Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration for poking fun at Egypt's military leaders.
Protesters dressed as Santa Claus promoted peace, freedom, and justice as they marched towards the Israeli checkpoint.
Monitoring group reviewed civilian deaths over the past three months due to US-led air strikes.