December 13, 2014
ISIL militants have recaptured several villages by the Anbar governorate, local officials and tribal figures reported.
Yemeni troops shot dead five Al-Qaeda suspects disguised as women who fired at a solider during a checkpoint inspection.
A Iraqi Christian lawmaker claimed that at least 160,00 Iraqi Christians have been forced out of Mosul after ISIL seized the city in June.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the latest developments in Palestinian-Israeli relations in a Friday phone conversation.
Israeli forces injured four Palestinians by firing rubber bullets at West Bank protesters.
A leading member of the Palestinian Hamas movement has called for a "genuine partnership" with the Palestinian Fatah group – its longstanding rival – against the Israeli occupation.
December 12, 2014
The sister-in-law of ISIL commander Anas Sharkas, better known by his nom de guerre Abu Ali al-Shishani, has been arrested in the Bekaa Valley, her husband told The Daily Star Friday.
Democrats on a US Senate panel on Thursday unanimously supported a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group without US ground troops.
Unidentified assailants opened fire on the Israeli embassy in Athens with a Kalashnikov assault rifle in the early hours of Friday, police said, but no injuries or damage were reported.
The European Union has confirmed that the new round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 powers will resume on December 17 in Geneva.
Four journalists were killed in the past week while covering the conflict in Syria, including a 31-year-old reporter for Al Jazeera.
A Jewish family near southern Jerusalem was attacked with acid by a Palestinian man, wounding at least six people including young children.
Egypt's army on Thursday killed 12 militants in the Sinai Peninsula after a series of attacks in the troubled region.
Israeli forces attacked thousands of Palestinians attending the funeral of PA official Ziad Abu Ein Thursday injuring at least 19 people.
A series of mortar shell attacks targeting Shia pilgrims near Karbala killed one, according to Iraqi medical sources.