December 22, 2014
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.
A large group of 68 Israelis toured the Al Aqsa compound for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah while Palestinians protested outside Monday.
Iraq's security forces retook the town of Al Wafa from Daesh militants in the country's western Anbar province Sunday.
Fourteen alleged militants were killed and 45 others arrested by the Egyptian army during a series of raids in north Sinai.
Beji Caid Essebsi claimed victory in the Tunisian elections despite official results not being announced till late Monday.
Forty Daesh militants were killed by US-led airstrikes in Iraq's Anbar province while at least five people died in two separate car bomb attacks in the country's capital, Baghdad.
The Syrian government imposed travel restrictions on military-age men, according to opposition media outlets.
Eleven people were injured after a man shouting "Allah Akbar" drove his car into a crowd of pedestrians in the French city of Dijon.
Some 12 Houthi militants were killed Sunday following a series of blasts in the Radaa district, according to a local security source.
Egypt temporarily opened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Sunday. It had been closed since October 2014.
December 21, 2014
The polls close in Tunisia's run-off election. Essebsi's campaign is confident of a victory.
Th US-led coalition hit targets north of the Syrian city of Aleppo in at least 12 strikes.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Barzani held a press conference on Mount Sinjar, the site of the recent Kurdish victory against Daesh. Barzani called the advancement "historic."