December 15, 2014
A gunman holding three laborers hostage in Riyadh shot and killed a policeman Monday during an attempted rescue operation.
Five people escaped from a chocolate cafe in Sydney where they were being held by a potential jihadist gunman.
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said a UN proposal to end Israeli occupation would be submitted Monday.
Government forces and various Syrian rebel groups clashed in the northern provinces of Aleppo and Idlib Sunday.
The European Union condemned Turkey's government for its clampdown on opposition media outlets following a series of raids in a television station.
Beginning next month, hundreds of British soldiers will help train anti-ISIL forces in Iraq.
Dozens of people have been taken hostage Monday in a Sydney chocolate cafe by gunmen. Staff and customers were forced to hold up a black Islamic flag while police closed off the area.
December 14, 2014
Thousands of Palestinians attended a Hamas rally in Gaza, marking the group's 27th anniversary Sunday.
Syrian forces seized territory north of Aleppo, while rebel forces capture three government checkpoints.
US officials say Washington has not yet decided whether to veto or back the UN bid, will consult with European leaders.
Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu says the Tel Aviv regime will not retreat from East al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the West Bank within two years.
Militants still holding 25 Lebanese servicemen captive have appointed a new mediator to handle negotiations following the withdrawal f Qatar's mediator originally tasked with the talks.
After being approached and detailed by gunman while trying to deliver Qatari-sent aid to Syrian refugees, a resident of the northeastern Lebanese border town of Arsal was released Saturday, according to security sources.
Three suspected militants were arrested during a raid by the Lebanese army over their alleged involvement in October clashes with army personnel is Lebanon's Tripoli.
Egyptian authorities have refused Egyptian entry to an American Middle East researcher, citing 'security reasons,' despite the researcher being apparent invitation by a "pro-government group" to attend a conference to attend a conference.