January 2, 2015
Two rescue missions to save the captured Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh from Daesh ended in failure after a series of US air raids in Raqqa.
Lebanese authorities have implemented strict entry restrictions for Syrian nationals entering the country in an attempt to curb the rising number of refugees in the country.
At least 20 civilians including three children and a woman were killed after a mortar attack hit the Iraqi city of Fallujah.
Over 5,000 olive trees were uprooted by radical Israeli settlers, close to the West Bank town of Ramallah Thursday.
Militants have released a video of two young Italian women who were allegedly kidnapped while travelling in Syria.
The Turkish police arrested a man for throwing a hand grenade at a police booth in front of the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul.
The death toll in Syria passed 76,000 in 2014, while Iraq's was over 15,000. These figures are double those of 2013.
January 1, 2015
The U.S. Department of State released a statement condemning Bahrain for the detention of opposition leader Sheikh Salman.
Oman plans to increase expenditures amid the oil slump, leaving the country with a projected USD 6.47 billion budget deficit in 2015.
Assad spent New Year's Eve with Syrian soldiers stationed east of Damascus.
President Mahmoud Abbas signed letters to join 18 international treaties after the UN Security Council rejected a draft resolution for a Palestinian statehood.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reelected as the head of the right-wing Likud party after obtaining 75 percent of votes.
Kurdish troops took around 70 percent of Kobani back from Daesh militants according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
A ten-year-old Palestinian boy was hospitalised after an Israeli settler ran him over near Bethlehem Wednesday. Witnesses say the culprit immediately fled the area.
The three journalists of the Qatar-based news network in English were sentenced in June to jail terms ranging from seven to 10 years for spreading false news and aiding the Muslim Brotherhood, a group now outlawed by Egyptian authorities.