December 23, 2014
Hundreds of cultural heritage sites were damaged by ongoing conflict in Syria from looting, explosions and violence, according to a UN report.
Security forces in Egypt increased security in north Sinai after militants attacked a gas pipeline, which provides gas to Jordan Tuesday.
A Shia Houthi fighter was killed after five bomb blasts rocked the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Tuesday, according to reports.
US-led forces launched a series of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, hitting Daesh targets, the American military said.
Israeli authorities issued five demolition orders for Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem including one built in 1938.
Al-Qaeda-linked groups in Yemen have threatened to attack facilities belonging to the French oil company, Total.
Lebanese Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas says the almost four-year-long conflict in neighboring Syria has cost his country more than USD 20 billion.
December 22, 2014
Egyptian authorities announced on Monday the extension of the opening of Rafah border crossing for an additional day, after initially planning to open the border Sunday and Monday only.
Tunisian security forces on Monday used teargas to disperse a protest in the southern Gabes province after presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi declared victory in Sunday's presidential runoff.
Qatar's controversial Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr (Al-Jazeera Egypt) announced on Monday that it is broadcasting its last news items before closure, as reconciliation efforts to mend tensions between Egypt and Qatar continue.
Kurdish fighters have pushed deeper into the flashpoint northwestern Iraqi town of Sinjar in their battle with the ISIL, or Daesh, militants, who have held sway over the area for months.
A group of Libyan students in Turkey has broken into their own embassy in Ankara in a row over scholarships.
Beji Caid Essebsi of the Nidaa Tounes party was declared winner of Tunisia's presidential runoff with 55.68 percent of the vote.
The favorite to win Tunisia's first democratic election, presidential hopeful Beji Caid Essebsi, claimed victory not long after the polls closed on Sunday in the country's first-ever democratic election. But interim leader President Moncef Marzouki says it is too early to declare a winner.
Almost 200,000 people fled Daesh violence from the Syrian border town of Kobani to Turkey, according to an NGO.