December 23, 2014
Sheikh Naim Qassem prioritized the need for discretion in negotiating the release of Lebanese servicemen held by jihadists.
Sources claim Daesh converted churches into torture chambers and sold stolen holy artifacts on the black market.
The UN is due to vote on a draft resolution to finalize the Palestine-Israel peace deal by the end of the year, PA official Saeb Erekat said Tuesday.
Thousands joined protests organized by the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (Pegida) this Monday in Dresden.
Hundreds of Libyan civilians caught up in fighting between armed groups and government forces were killed since late August, the UN said.
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.