December 20, 2014
The UN General Assembly said $856.4 million should be paid from Israel to Lebanon Friday as compensation for an oil spill caused during the 2006 war.
The Israeli air force responded to a Gaza rocket attack on Israel with an airstrike on Hamas. This attack was Israel's first airstrike on Gaza since the truce in August.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians performed prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem on Friday afternoon, later marching through the streets of the Old City in protest against Israeli policies banning Muslim worshipers.
December 19, 2014
At least 11 people have been killed and 24 others wounded in several bombings in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad.
Iraqi officials have confirmed the death of a key aide to the Daesh, or ISIL, group leader and one of his military chiefs in the US-led coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq.
A Muslim Brotherhood deputy in Jordan has gone on trial at a military court for criticizing the UAE.
A top UN official said an Austrian teen who fled her middle class home in Vienna to join Daesh has "definitely died" in Syria.
A rocket launched from Gaza landed in southern Israel, although no injuries or damage were reported, Israeli security forces said.
Peshmerga forces in Iraq freed hundreds of Yazidis who were trapped by Daesh militants on Mount Sinjar, according to a Kurdish leader.
The UN appealed for $8.4 billion in emergency aid for displaced Syrians as the conflict continues in the country.
Iran will conduct a large-scale military exercise in the south of the country beginning Dec. 25, a senior Iranian military commander announced Thursday.
It will take at least three years for the U.S.-led coalition to reach a turning point against ISIL militants in Iraq and Syria, the general in charge of the combined task force said Thursday.
December 18, 2014
Iraqi Kurdish forces have succeeded in gaining a large area in the northern part of the country as they continue the battle against the ISIL militants.
Dozens of people have been killed or wounded after two car bombs targeting the positions of Shia Ansarullah fighters went off in the western Yemeni city of Hudaydah.
The Tunisian army plans to deploy 36,000 troops to secure a presidential runoff vote slated for Sunday, a Defense Ministry spokesman has said